Two days after the body of a missing hiker was found on Longs Peak, authorities were able to recover the body.
Rangers found the body Tuesday 1,000 feet below the Keyhole route down he Trough, which is a gully that climbs 600 feet up the east side of the mountain. According to a route description, "easy scrambling" is required in some areas of the Trough, and there are portions of loose rock. It's unknown if the hiker was ascending or descending the mountain at the time of his death.
The hiker's has been identified as 25-year-old Matthew Burklow of Fort Collins. Based on the investigation, authorities believe he had left around 2 a.m. Monday for the mountain. Burklow was expected at work by 4 p.m. the same day, and was reported missing after never showing up.
Due to weather conditions, authorities had to wait until Thursday to recover the body.
Longs Peak is located in Rocky Mountain National Park.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.