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Colorado Parks and Wildlife: No bear attack at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Posted at 6:42 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 23:07:19-04
Golden Gate bear attack
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers on the scene of a reported bear attack at Golden Gate Canyon State Park on Sept. 19, 2018.

GOLDEN – Following an investigation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers determined that a woman and her dog were not attacked by a bear Wednesday afternoon at Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Officers said they searched a two-acre area around the Coyote Trail and did not find any “evidence of wildlife active in the area”

CPW also interviewed the woman and made the determination that a bear did not attack her. The woman was taken to Saint Anthony Medical Center at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday.

CPW did not release any more details about what caused the woman to report an attack.

Wildlife officers have since reopened the trail and the area where the reported attack took place.

While no attack happened, wildlife officers warned that bears are extremely active this time of year and are eating more than 20,000 calories a day to prepare for the winter.

(This story has been updated with new information from Colorado Parks and Wildlife that clarifies that a bear attack did not take place)