Fatal Fall in Dinosaur National Monument

National Park Service Rangers and an investigator from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a hiker on the northern boundary of Dinosaur National Monument on Tuesday. According to Chief of Visitor Services Dan Johnson, monument staff received word Tuesdaymorning that a 73-year-old woman had fallen sometime during the night off a 120 foot cliff. The private rafting group had launched on the Green River on Monday from the Gates of Lodore and rafted 2.5 miles before setting up camp at the Wade and Curtis River Campsite. It is believed that the victim was climbing a slope west of the campsite alone sometime during the night or early morning when she fell off the cliff. She was found Tuesday morning and a member of the rafting party rowed 2.5 miles upriver to report the tragedy. The name of the victim will not be released until family has been notified.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.