On October 8th, Shannon Parker and Stetson Tyler climbed aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Heading between Durango and Silverton, Colorado, the rail line took them through a magnificent trip along the mountains. To pass the time, the duo was spotting for elk. Suddenly in all his Sasquatch-ness, there was Bigfoot. Walking along the fields, he was plain as day and easily visible.
Many think he resides in other areas of the nation, but there are five major reasons that Bigfoot calls CO home.
- Long Strides- The unnaturally long strides of Bigfoot make it hard for him to stay in one place long. Once spotted, he takes off and wants to be elusive. Given the mountainous territory, his long strides allow him to escape better here than anywhere else on earth.
- Ample places to call “home”- Colorado is home to an incredibly diverse landscape. Heavily wooded mountainous sections of the state lead into the Rocky Mountains, as well as the high desert sections of the state on the western edge along with Utah. Additionally, there are amazing marshes, streams, and wetlands along many of the foothills of these mountains.
- The wild food sources- Each region has its own food sources, and at various times of the year they are in season. When one dries up, Bigfoot can change locations with the seasons, and always be fed.
- Hot Springs- Hiding out as a 7’ tall Sasquatch isn’t easy. Neither is finding a good place to have a long hot soak at the end of the day. The massive and natural hot springs throughout the state provide a perfect place for him to get clean, relax, or destress. With so many “undiscovered” springs, it’s not unlikely that he has some he visits.
- Fits right in- The landscape of bison, elk, deer, caribou, and other massive furry creatures provides a great spot for him to blend in. With CO recently decriminalizing magic mushrooms, as well as years of legal recreational cannabis, it makes it too easy to dismiss seeing him as just being “Rocky Mountain High.”