NPS Digest is reporting that three visitor fatalities have occurred in Colorado National Monument this month – the first on September 9th and the second and third during a 24-hour period over September 18th and 19th.
A 27-year-old man accidentally fell 400 feet from near Cold Shivers Point Overlook while visiting from Virginia last Wednesday. A day later, a 71-year-old man from Texas died at the scene of a single vehicle accident despite life-saving measures taken.
Earlier this month, on September 9th, there was also another fatality, a suicide.
The park has been working collaboratively with Mesa County Sheriff's Department, whose officers have been assisting with body recoveries and peer support.