If You See Purple Paint in Colorado Woods, You Need to Leave
Did you know that if you see Purple Paint on a fence post while exploring the outdoors that you need to leave that area immediately? The Purple Paint carries the same significance as "no trespassing" signs in some states. While it doesn't signify that you're in imminent danger it is still best for you to leave that area quickly according to Snopes.
This all began back in 1997 in the state of Texas where purple paint was known as "No Hunting Purple" to let hunters and outdoor enthusiasts know that they were on private property and they needed to leave that area immediately.
If you choose to ignore the purple paint is it the same as entering an area with a "No Trespassing" sign. There could be civil or criminal penalties that you have to deal with and it could create a tense situation with a landowner if they don't want you on their land.
If you want to know more about Colorado no trespassing laws you can click here for more detailed information. The essential information describes that trespassing occurs when someone "knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains" in or on a property in which they don't have authorization or license to do so. This seems like common sense to most people but trespassing charges can result in either a felony or misdemeanor charge depending on the situation.
The whole reason I am writing this is that the weather is getting beautiful and we all want to recreate outside but if you are exploring a new area and see purple paint, the smart plan would be to leave that area as quickly as possible.