Apparent spike strip trap found on trail in Pike National Forest

PIKE NATIONAL FOREST, Colo. — Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are looking for information after an apparent booby trap was placed on a trail in the Rampart Range area of the Pike National Forest.

The device was configured in a spike strip fashion and buried on the trail, KRDO reported. The forest service told the station the wire spikes were buried in the trail bed so that wheeled vehicles would be damaged and hikers could be injured.

“The safety of the public and our employees is our highest concern,” said Laura Mark, special agent in charge for the Rocky Mountain Region.

Added Trails and Open Space Coalition Executive Director Susan Davies: “I was really horrified. I couldn’t believe people would do that and endanger the folks that are out there.”

Read more at KRDO.