Emergency responders found a dead man lying beside the jogging trail adjacent to CR 154 west of Colo. 291 at about 6:35 a.m. Wednesday.
Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze reported that the communications center was alerted to the body by a jogger who reported a person was lying beside the trail.
Spezze wrote that when responders arrived it was apparent that the person had died. Responders pronounced him dead at the scene.
Salida Police, Salida Fire and Chaffee County EMS and the Chaffee County Coroner also responded.
Spezze said the incident remains under investigation.
The identity of the male party is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.