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33-year-old Denver man dies after 50-foot fall at RMNP

Derick Martinez fell 50 feet to his death, Rocky Mountain National Park said.
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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A 33-year-old man from Denver died Wednesday after a 50-foot fall near Many Parks Curve along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). 

The fall occurred on a rock outcropping between the upper and lower parking areas at Many Parks Curve, RMNP said. The man’s body was transferred to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.  

The man’s was identified as Derick Martinez by the Larimer County coroner's office.

The National Park Service describes the Many Parks Curve along Trail Ridge Road as a pull out to see a scenic vista of "many parks" including: Moraine Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, and Horseshoe Park meadows are visible with a backdrop of Deer Mountain and Longs Peak. 

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