Colorado Man Dies in Canyonlands Fall

Colorado Man Dies in Canyonlands Fall


Save Story
Leer en espaƱol

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MOAB, Utah (AP) -- A Colorado man fell to his death this week in Canyonlands National Park.

According to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, 37-year-old Gregory Stearns of Nederland was killed around midnight on Tuesday.

Deputies say Stearns was on a trip with 13 friends on the White Rim Road in the Island in the Sky district near the Murphy Hogback primitive camp.

Officers say after most of the group had gone to bed, Stearns got up and went the wrong way -- walking off a 50-foot ledge.

Stearns' death remains under investigation, however, authorities do believe alcohol may have been a factor.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Utah

STAY IN THE KNOW

Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast