Man Found Dead near Horsetooth Reservoir

Paul Gallenstein

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking the community for information related to a suspicious death.  

On September 10, 2023, around 10:18 a.m., Dispatch received a report of a person lying on the Foothills Trail near Horsetooth Reservoir. First responders located the deceased man. The Larimer County Coroner’s  Office identified him as Paul Gallenstein, 64, of Fort Collins. The circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation.  

A photo of Mr. Gallenstein is attached. Anyone near the Foothills Trail on the morning of September  10 who saw him or may have relevant information about this case is asked to contact LCSO Investigator  Ryan Adams at 970-498-5174. People who wish to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers of  Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or

The investigation is ongoing.

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