The victims were three members of a Buena Vista family -- Dwayne Johnson, 46, his wife Dawna Lynn Johnson, 45, and their daughter Kiowa Rain Johnson, 18, -- and two of Kiowa's cousins visiting from Birch Tree, Mo. -- Baigen Walker, 10, and Paris Walkup, 22, The Denver Post reported.
Another of the Johnsons' children, Gracie Faith Johnson, 13, was hospitalized with injuries that included a broken leg, the newspaper said. She said her father protected her from the cascading boulders.
The Johnsons' son Dakota was not with the group on the hiking outing.
Authorities who worked to recover the bodies Tuesday had not officially identified the victims.
The five died when they were buried by boulders weighing up to 100 tons that rolled down a slope at Agnes Vaille Falls near Mount Princeton Monday morning.
Chaffee County Sheriff's Deputy Nick Tolsma said he hiked about a mile to reach the scene, where he discovered the 13-year-old still alive.
"I heard a scream next to me. I saw a hand sticking out underneath the boulder," Tolsma said of Gracie. "The true hero is her dad. She said her dad jumped on her to protect her at the last moment when the rocks were coming down. I think he saved her life."
Falling rocks hampered efforts to recover the bodies Monday evening.
"They started encountering more rocks coming off the cliff," Chaffee County Undersheriff John Spezze said of first responders' efforts Monday.
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