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Cyclists Hit Mountain Goats Twice In 2 Weeks

By Matt Kroschel

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) -- Tense moments on a popular stretch of High Country Trail after twice in as many weeks people riding bicycles collide with mountain goats. Colorado Parks And Wildlife officer Elissa Slezak confirms two separate incidents on the path near Officers Gulch.

One report came in on July 25 and the other on Aug. 1.

Both involve cyclists hitting a goat as it was crossing the path.

CPW says there was no aggression or chasing by either goats or cyclists.

Goats are common in the area, Officer Slezak shared this video from last summer of goats crossing the path in the same spot that both incidents occurred.

SHARE: Mountain Goat vs. Cyclist x2 ????????????????‍♂️ Twice in as many weeks, people on bicycles have been injured when they run into mt. goats along the rec path near Officers Gulch in Summit County, according to Parks and Wildlife. Be careful out there, Colorado! *This is video from the same area of another goat crossing last summer. Video credit = Elissa Slezak, CPW.

Posted by Reporter Matt Kroschel on Friday, August 3, 2018

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.

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