A popular Colorado trail where a rock slide killed five members of the same family will remain closed at least until spring, the U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday, and one local official believes the closure should be permanent.
Friends preparing to bury five relatives who died in a Colorado rock slide are remembering the father credited for saving his daughter’s life as a selfless volunteer who probably didn’t flinch to jump in front of cascading boulders to protect his daughter.
A family from Buena Vista that was killed in a rock slide below Mount Princeton was well-known and liked in their community.
A 13-year-old girl said her father shielded her as boulders crashed down on them on a Colorado hiking trail – an action that authorities say probably saved her life even as her father and four other family members were killed.
The Colorado Army National Guard has been called in to help rescuers search for a hiker missing since Sunday.
Investigators say they may never know for sure what happened to a father and daughter who died hiking a Colorado 14er, but they now have three theories.