Georgetown is one of Colorado’s quaintest mountain towns, but as with all things quaint and cute — think clowns, kids and pets — it has the potential to be terrifying. That notion is not lost on the dozens of horror writers and aficionados who will climb their way up I-70 and take over the town for the Ghost Town Writers Retreat. For three days starting Thursday, August 3, participants will hone their craft and enjoy all the local splendor. Guests can take a steam-train trip through the Rockies, tour a haunted Victorian manor, learn about Georgetown’s haunted history, visit a power station constructed by Nikola Tesla that runs the town, participate in panel discussions and more. The whole weekend costs $157, but one-day tickets are also available, at ghosttownwritersretreat.com. For more information, call 303-518-3082.