Footprints
We've found quite a few footprints in and around Bailey.  Clear footprints are very difficult to obtain in Colorado, because the ground is just too hard to register impressions.  We've had more success in finding tracks after long periods of rain or snow.
Bigfoot vs Bear Tracks
The most often case of mistaken identity when it comes to tracks is that people confuse bear tracks with Bigfoot.  It's an understandable error, since some bear tracks can be very large, and even more confusing is when a bear steps it's hind paw inside the front paw print, creating an even larger track.  Below are bear tracks to give some idea of the difference.

Bailey Lodge, January 2013

These tracks were found near Baile Lodge in January 2013. They had been melted quite a bit by the sun, but it was still very clear that they were footprints.  They averaged 17-18 inches long, with a 7-8 foot, in-line stride.  The tracks came up from the Platte River, stepped over 2 split-rail fences, went straight up a very steep hill, over a chain-link fence and disappeared into the woods.  The only track that had definition was sheltered by the eaves of a building.  You could discern toes and an apparent mid-tarsal break.
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Rosalie Trail, 2016

This track was found along the Rosalie Trail.  At the time it appeared so fresh and enormous that the photographer immediately turned around and headed back to his truck!
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Wellington Lake, 2/2016

Tracks found approximately 2 miles from Wellington Lake, CO in February, 2016.  We first found a track line crossing the road, so we followed them back up the trail, and discovered these two tracks on top of a rock outcropping.  It appears to be a smaller adult print, with an infant print next to it (and perhaps stepping into the adult print.  We tried to cast them, but lacked the right spray to harden the snow.
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Kenosha Pass, 2015 (?)

These tracks were discovered when the photographer was enjoying the spectacular Fall display on Kenosha Pass when she heard several tree knocks.  She headed towards the sound out of curiosity, and discovered 2-3 pairs of footprints, some so fresh that the grass was still springing back up in the track.
  1. Tracks found at Kenosha Pass, 2015
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    Tracks found at Kenosha Pass, 2015
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    Tracks found at Kenosha Pass, 2015