CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Part of Clear Creek Canyon was closed on Saturday afternoon as rescue crews tried to reach an injured hiker. Crews closed the roadway between Highway 119 and Highway 40.

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It reopened at around 5 p.m. Colorado State Patrol says the hiker was rescued.

(credit: Alpine Rescue Team)

Alpine Rescue Team says the climber sustained a significant injury.

“In this case, his helmet was a life saver,” the group stated on social media.

(credit: Alpine Rescue Team)

Further details about the situation were not released.

Danielle Chavira