On May 5, 2014, recreationists came across a device configured in a spike strip fashion buried on a single track trail on the Pike National Forest in the Rampart Range area. The device posed a significant public safety concern and U.S. Forest Service officials are asking for assistance from the public to provide any information they may have regarding the placement of this device. The wire spikes were buried in the trail bed so that wheeled vehicles would be damaged and unsuspecting 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 “Anyone who has information about this is encouraged to contact the Forest Service Law Enforcement Officials”.
Individuals who provide credible information that leads to an arrest and/or conviction may be eligible for payment for information. If they wish to report information, they can call 303-275-5266 to leave a message on a Forest Service Law Enforcement Tip Line.