UPDATE: The Colorado Springs Fire Department has confirmed that the hikers have been rescued.
UPDATE: FOX21 has received reports that the group is stuck on the Dixon Trail, one of the most difficult trails in the park.
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Dixon Trail is “a 4.5 mile one way trail rated difficult to extreme…due to its steep grade and tight, rocky switchbacks.”
Park officials urge hikers to bring “plenty of water and prepare for fast changing weather.”
Elevation gain is about 2,500 feet.
UPDATE: The Colorado Springs Fire Department has set up incident command at the park’s visitor center.
Park rangers have made contact and are using motorcycles to reach the group.
UPDATE: Initial reports indicate the group is close to the 2.5 mile marker. Efforts to reach the group will be initiated from the bottom of the mountain rather than the top.
ORIGINAL: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Three people are waiting to be rescued from the top of Cheyenne Mountain.
According to authorities, group members called 911 just before 5 p.m. and said they were unable to get down the mountain. Currently, three crews are on the way to the scene.
Authorities believe the group may be in need of medical assistance.
This is a developing story; we will update as more information is released.