Man found dead in tent in Rocky Mountain National Park

A stand of aspen are brilliant against a snow-capped mountain backdrop in Rocky Mountain National Park. (The Gazette file)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service says a man has been found dead in his tent in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The agency says the body was discovered Saturday night in a backcountry camping site on the west side of the park in northern Colorado.

The body was brought out Sunday morning and taken to the Grand County Coroner's office.

The man's name and age were not released until positive identification can be made and relatives notified.

The Park Service says no other information would be released Sunday.

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