Bigfoot Sightings on Colorado’s Pikes Peak - Visit Colorado Springs Blog

Bigfoot Sightings on Colorado’s Pikes Peak

Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti. It goes by many names and has been said to call Pike National Forest home. Passersby, visitors, park rangers and investigators alike have told their tall tales of seeing the elusive, hairy creature wandering the woods along the twists and turns of the Pikes Peak Highway. Sightings first reported in the area date back to the 1800s.

After multiple reports of encounters, a Bigfoot crossing sign was finally placed along the Pikes Peak Highway around 1990. In 2013, an episode of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot was filmed in the region and local researchers with Sasquatch Investigations of the Rockies have snapped possible Bigfoot imagery. A local artist even carved the creature’s likeness in wood with an interpretive sign that visitors can view at Crystal Reservoir, a popular stop along the Pikes Peak Highway.

On Friday, April 1, 2016, sightings were taken to a whole new level when Pikes Peak Highway drivers claimed to have seen the creature use the Bigfoot crossing in front of them. Videos and photos can be found and shared by using the #BFFCOS hashtag.

Whether real, imagined or fabricated, the stories continue to be told and evidence continues to be shared about this oversized, but friendly Colorado Springs resident.