Its a mystery what killed this Badger, no sign of predation, and few predators around large and mean enough to take in on, virtually no traffic on this road so unlikely killed by a vehicle. There were some cliffs above, it could have fallen from? This was at 10,500ft, and they do over-winter at this location and are often seen by ski area staff in winter digging through snow.
Apparent juvenile (curiously came to road shoulder to sniff)
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European badger. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico, and south-central Canada to certain areas of southwestern British Columbia.