Ten best haunted tours and scary story hours around Denver
The Halloween season isn't just about candy and costumes -- there's a supernatural side to the holiday, and Colorado is full of great ways to get spooked. From cemetery walks to haunted wild West town tours, here are ten of the best opportunities for scaring up a good time (and maybe even witnessing some paranormal activity).
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Capitol Hill Ghost Tours
Various locations, $15 to $25, by appointment
Seasoned paranormal investigators Paulette and Dennis Huff take you on a tour of central Denver's haunted locations, sharing stories and decades-old mysteries of ghostly inhabitants of ome of the city's most historic homes and buildings. The Croke-Patterson Mansion is an especially spooky spot, with hauntings reportedly still happening there.
Phil Goodstein's Ghost Tour
State Capitol Building, various dates in October, $20
Author and historian Phil Goodstein is a veritable encyclopedia of Colorado-centric knowledge, and his year-round walking tours are famous for their detail. Just in time for the spooky holiday, this local legend has compiled a list of stops centered on ghost stories and spooky lore. After meeting at the statue of the Indian on the east side of the Capitol Goodstein's tour takes visitors through the haunts of Capitol Hill.
Ghosts of Douglas and Surrounding Counties
Palmer Lake Town Hall, Thursday, October 17, free
The Palmer Lake Historical Society will be telling ghost stories related to the town's history and Douglas County at this free public gathering. Tales focus on buildings in Castle Rock, the Highlands Ranch Mansion haunting, ghost stories from Parker and more.
Denver Haunted Tours
Wild Women Wine, now through November 15, $45
Tour Denver's scariest spots in the comfort of a chartered coach, hosted by Bryan & Baxter of Rocky Mountain Paranormal. Starting at Wild Women Wine in LoDo, the evening begins with a relaxing wine tasting before the two-hour tour sets off to showcase haunted locations, with ghost sightings and a little bit of Denver history thrown into the mix. Check out the Haunted Tours website for a full list of available dates.
Moonlight History & Mystery Tour
Riverside Cemetery, October 18, 19, 25 & 26, $15
Nothing is creepier than a walk through a cemetery, and this historic plot is one of the creepiest. Listen to stories about Colorado's famous families as you stroll past a haunted mausoleum, various headstones of notorious locals and many other eerie sights. Make sure to grab your tickets in advance, since they're not sold at the door.