A hiker was walking with her dog on Royal Arch Trail on Wednesday off-leash when the dog decided to chase after a squirrel. In the chase, the dog fell into a rockslide area slope, but did not receive any life-threatening injuries.

Open Space and Mountain Parks Rangers and Boulder County Emergency Services rescuers were able to get the dog back on the trail quickly, where the dog was happily reunited with its owner.

If you do choose to have your dog off-leash on trails, be sure that you follow local leash laws and are mindful of other hikers and animals that may be on the trails.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.