Missing Hiker Located After Nearly Two Days

Credit: Fremont County Sheriff's Office

A hiker is safe and sound after going missing for almost two days.

Saturday afternoon, Matthew Albonizio, 39, was dropped off by a friend in at the Sand Gulch area in Cotopaxi to go rock hunting for a few hours. He never showed up at the drop-off location as planned.

Albonizio was reported missing one day later.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office announced Monday morning that he was located in Salida, and is doing fine. No further details have been released.

The Fremont Search and Rescue and the Fremont County Sheriff's Incident Management Team were activated to help locate Albonizio.