Rocky Mountain Bigfoot Investigation

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 15th, 2007

Bigfoot tracks have been discussed here quite a bit on Cryptomundo lately.

I came across this investigation of some anomalous tracks recently found in Colorado and wanted to share it with the readers of Cryptomundo.

You can read the story in its entirety at Critterzone here: Colorado Rocky Mountain Investigation

The following photos and article are a Cryptozoology study of tracks discovered recently in Colorado Rocky Mountain winter snow. I’m not going to say for sure what we have here, but it certainly seems to lean toward some interesting conclusions; an extremely tall snowshoe walker, a running grizzly bear, a prankster, leaping lynx, or…a genuine North American ape, Bigfoot, Sasquatch.

Rocky Mountain Bigfoot Tracks

Figure 1 – ? Bigfoot Tracks, Footprints

While driving a fairly remote county road on the way to a friend’s house, I spied very large impressions off to the right in the snow. The first and most logical thing my mind computed was that I just saw a trail of recreational snowshoe tracks. Another 1/4 mile of gravel passed beneath the wheels when suddenly, the light turned on. Those tracks were really far apart! My foot floored the brake and the Toyota RAV4 skidded to a halt. The shifter got slammed into reverse in the blink of an eye, and in a moment I was back at the tracks. From the RAV, the tracks looked as if a very tall person made Olympic style leaps without removing their cumbersome snowshoes. This was certainly enough information to warrant further investigation.

Rocky Mountain Bigfoot Tracks

Figure 2 – ? Bigfoot Tracks, Footprints

To better understand the scale and stride of the “Bigfoot” track way, I decided to walk along it myself. Without snowshoes, I was able to take reasonable, if even slightly exaggerated, steps in the snow beside. At just under 6 feet tall, I’m a pretty average height humanoid, and figured my tracks would make a good comparison. The snow depth was roughly to my knee, with an icy crust easily penetrated by hiking boots, soaking shoes, socks, and Levi’s in the process. After walking a section of tracks and stopping just before a creek and subsequent hillside, I discovered that it took on average two of my strides to equal a single stride left by the previous traveler (Figures 2 and 3).

Rocky Mountain Bigfoot Tracks

Figure 3 – ? Bigfoot Tracks, Footprints

Maybe someone had done this as a joke? Though.. it would be pretty hard to space fake tracks like that without standing next to them, or directly in them. On the hillside I discovered what appeared to be a smaller and more densely packed track parallel to the large footprints. If similar occurred below the hillside, they were lost under subsequent snowfall and drifting. Was this a previous investigation, somebody following the big guy like myself? Was I seeing the tracks of a Bigfoot faking culprit, walking to the side while stamping down a giant wooden foot or snowshoe? Do mule deer like to follow Bigfoot? Anything is possible considering the condition the trail was in. I couldn’t tell what the upper thin track was for certain. Theoretically a person could have connected with that section from a different starting point, maybe further down the creek. I’d considered investigating further, but a bright red “No Trespassing” sign spoke loudly to me from its broken barbed wire perch. The words “Squeal Like a Pig!” from the movie “Deliverance” rattled through my head. That was enough to leave the upper hillside alone.Andy Williams

Text and images on this page used with permission from Andy Williams/CritterZone.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

13 Responses to “Rocky Mountain Bigfoot Investigation”

  1. nissl responds:

    With snow melt being what it is (we’re experiencing it first-hand here in Southern VT/NH), and the superimposition of bear fore and rear paw prints in a “typical” bear track, I wonder if we can take anything away from these. Some of those images look suspiciously like two footprints in one…

  2. swnoel responds:

    I would guess those are prints of a four footed animal running.

    deer… moose…. horse…. cow….. buffalo…. wolf

    Unfortunately those tracks are now wind blown and you can only guess what the animal was.

  3. kittenz responds:

    I saw those photos too. My first impression was “human walking with a dog”. The tracks look melted-out. I still think they look like the tracks of a human walking with a dog.

  4. DWA responds:

    I don’t know.

    They look pretty anomalous. But snow’s that kind of medium.

    Couldn’t tell ya.

  5. Mike Smith responds:

    It’s to hard to tell, looks like a four legged animal print to me. Did he take a picture looking down on any of the prints?

  6. springheeledjack responds:

    The thing I wish people would start doing is start measuring things…like if you don’t have a ruler or tape measure, you can use your arm and hand and foot as measurements…at least that provides scale or gives you something to roughly measure when you do get back to civilization with measuring equipment.

    And he could have taken a few shots of the prints straight down (like Mike said) once he followed the line as far as he did…no reason to keep from disturbing the evidence if he was not going to come back or take any further measurements or photos…could have given us more info to make a better judgment…

    Iffy at best!


    2ndly, would appreciate a rough idea of how far the tracks went on (10 yards, 50?, 100?)…in snow that went up to the knees, a hoaxer would not be able to keep up a long gait like that for very long…versus perhaps the real BF…

    and from looking at the tracks…I am not an expert on four legged things making tracks versus two legged things… so am not sure if the supposed BF tracks are akin to 2 footed strides or not…

    My third thought is that it could very easily be two sets of human tracks with one person walking in another set of already made tracks…which could add to the size of the odd tracks

  7. joppa responds:

    Tracks without a sighting = waste of time.

  8. wareagle responds:

    Mule deer like to bound, unlike whitetails, they would land with front and rear hoofs together. In deep snow their tracks would look not alot different from that pictured, at least for a short stretch.

  9. captiannemo responds:

    My dog and I have left similar tracks in the snow.

  10. mystery_man responds:

    Well, I would have to say inconclusive. Snow can do weird things with tracks, so I’m told. I’d be willing to put forth the theory that those human tracks are not paced as far apart as this person claims they are and if he was up to his knees, then why is there obviously ground at the bottom of the Bigfoot tracks? This aspect of the account does not add up to me. Those human tracks used for comparison seem to be pretty averagly spaced to me when compared to the length of the foot.

  11. Jeremy_Wells responds:

    In some of the tracks in the first photo you can see what appears to be a second track directly overtop of the initial track, which to me says “quadruped” right away. With drifting snow, they could very well be distorted ‘squatch tracks, but then again, with drifting snow, they could be pretty much be anything.

  12. silvereagle responds:

    Bigfoot in a subdimension of the 4th, exert very little pressure on the soil, or in this case snow. Thus resulting in very slight depressions in soft snow. Two Bigfoot walking single file, Indian style, then could theoretically make that large double print in soft snow without sinking in.

  13. things-in-the-woods responds:

    silvereagle- now there are sub-dimensions of the 4th (invisibility) dimension!- man, you gotta give me some sources to read up on this…

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