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7 spooktacular Colorado ghost tours to check off your October bucket list

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Oct 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-21 17:52:11-04

DENVER – You know Colorado because of its beer, its weed and its hiking trails. But do you know what lurks in the shadows once the sun goes down and the darkness creeps in?

Here are seven spooktacular Colorado ghost tours you should check out during the month of October.

1. Banjo Billy’s Ghost Tour – Boulder/Denver

You’ve walked these city streets in daylight, but you probably don’t know about the ghosts that haunt them in the night. Banjo Billy’s Tours offers guided tours with historians and legend-keepers who will tell you all about the creepy history of some of Denver and Boulder’s haunted mansions and streets, where mysterious sights and sounds can often be heard. Learn more here.

2. Blue Mountain Haunted History Tours – Manitou Springs

Dare to take a walk on the scary side with Blue Mountain’s Haunted History Tours. Several packages are available from all over the region including Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, Fount and Victor. These haunted locations are verified by published facts and have also been documented by professional paranormal investigators. Bring a camera to keep a lasting memory of the experience. Keep an eye out for special offerings until November 1. Learn more here.    

3. Denver Ghost Tour: Capitol Hill

Join a seasoned paranormal investigator as they guide you on a tour of some of Capitol Hill’s most haunted homes and mansions. You’ll hear stories of hauntings and other ghostly experiences from these locations. Learn more here.

4. Aspen’s Darkside Ghost Tour - Aspen

Ghost tour guide Dean Weiler will take you through alleys and side streets in downtown Aspen to share stories about Aspen’s “seedier side.” Tours leave at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays during the fall and winter. You can also try the Ute Cemetery tour. Learn more here.

5. Spirit Adventure at Stanley Hotel – Estes Park

This ghost tour is not for the faint of heart! This package includes a storied 4th floor room (yes, you get to stay at the Stanely Hotel’s “haunted section”), 2-tickets of the famous Evening Tour, a glow-in-the-dark Stanley Hotel squishy ghost per person and a REDRUM mug per person. Learn more here.

6. Trinidad Ghost Tour – Town of Trinidad

Take an evening stroll through the heart of Trinidad, where murders, shakedowns and Old West characters have left their ghostly mark. Learn more here.

7. Ghost Tours at the Brown Palace Hotel – Denver

Among Denver’s most haunted spots is the Brown Palace Hotel, which offers private group ghost tours to experience the sounds and sights of guests who haven’t really “checked out.” Learn more here.   

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