Rangers Searching for Missing Man in Rocky Mountain National Park
Search efforts are currently underway for a man who has reportedly gone missing in Rocky Mountain National Park.
On September 10, 2020 a friend of 24-year-old, Steven Grunwald, reported him missing to rangers. Grunwald last contacted family and friends on August 28 and was last seen in Boulder on the same day.
His exact route or destination is unknown, but park rangers believe he may have been attempting the Glacier Gorge Traverse on August 29. According to park staff, the Glacier Gorge Traverse is very difficult and expansive route, that includes 11 peak summits over approximately 19 miles of terrain. Rangers located Grunwald's parked vehicle at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead on September 10.
Grunwald is described as 5-foot-6, 145 pounds, with brown, medium length, curly hair. He wears rectangular glasses and could also possibly be wearing a brown beanie, yellow pants, a blue top layer and blue or red shoes. He could also possibly have on a green Camp climbing helmet. Grunwald is described as a fit trail runner, backpacker, and climber with backcountry experience. He's originally from Greenville, New York.
Park rangers are attempting to narrow down the overall search area, but have started in the upper Glacier Gorge area by glassing areas of McHenrys Peak and Arrowhead as well as areas in upper Glacier Gorge from the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak
Anyone with information that could help investigators, or if you may have seen Steven Grunwald, or were in the upper Glacier Gorge area and/or ridge lines on surrounding peaks on August 29 or August 30, should call or text the National Park Service Investigative Services Bureau Tip Line 888-653-0009, let rangers know online using the form www.nps.gov/ISB, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips remain anonymous.