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(KSL News) A couple stranded overnight in the backcountry near Moab was rescued this morning.
The two went for a hike up Culvert Canyon yesterday afternoon. They walked out of the canyon onto the Golden Spike Trail and got lost. When they couldn't find their way out, they called for help.
Grand County Search and Rescue responded, but they discovered the trail was hazardous and impassible in some areas. They called the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for help.
The DPS helicopter found them early this morning. They were spotted on the Golden Spike trail next to a fire they built.
Both hikers and their dog were cold, tired, and hungry but otherwise fine.