ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK– Park rangers and search crews were able to locate a 60-year-old hiker who had been reported overdue from Longs Peak on Saturday morning.

Family members told Rocky Mountain National Park officials that Steve Elliott, from Rockwell, Texas, was overdue from a hike on Longs Peak. Elliott began the hike early Frida with plans to summit Longs Peak on the Clark’s Arrow/Loft Route and descend via the Keyhole Route.

Steve Elliott (credit: Rocky Mtn. Nat’l Park)

Search crews found Elliott at the base of Clark’s Arrow at approximately 1:15 p.m. Saturday. They assessed his condition and provided aid to warm him. Rescuers started ascending with Elliott to the Loft and will descend to the Chasm Shelter.

(credit: Rocky Mountain National Park web cam)

Steve Elliott (credit: Rocky Mtn. Nat’l Park)

Park searchers had contacted numerous park visitors who are in the area in hopes they may have information about Elliott.


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