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Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park temporarily closed while crews recover a body

View taken from the Boulderfield on the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak
Courtesy of NPS
View taken from the Boulderfield on the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak

ALLENSPARK, Colo. (KRDO) -- A temporary closure is in place for a popular trail along Longs Peak while search and rescue teams recover a body.

According to officials with Rocky Mountain National Park, the Keyhole Route is closed at the Keyhole to the summit of Longs Peak.

This closure went into place Saturday evening and is expected to last through Sunday, possibly into Monday, until recovery operations for a deceased male above the ledges are complete.

RMNP said more information will be released when the body is recovered and the investigation is complete.

Friday, RMNP shared a message for climbers on Twitter, warning them of snowfall at the top of Longs Peak. Officials encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to plan ahead and be aware of conditions. The Tweet ended by saying, "Your safety is in your own hands."

This isn't the first time someone died in Colorado's high country this week. Tuesday, Sept. 13, multiple agencies were dispatched to reports of a fallen climber below the Black Wall on Mt. Spalding.

According to our Denver news partners, 22-year-old Maya Humeau, of Boulder, fell about 100 feet off the Black Wall.

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