Colorado History

Five Spooky Tours Through Colorado's Haunted History

Learn the spooky secrets behind one of Colorado's most scenic towns at the Morrison Ghosts and Legends Tour.
Learn the spooky secrets behind one of Colorado's most scenic towns at the Morrison Ghosts and Legends Tour. Colorado Haunted History

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click to enlarge HAUNTS OF LITTLETON
Haunts of Littleton
Haunts of Littleton
Saturday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Downtown Littleton Train Station
5777 South Prince Street
While Coloradans love themselves a good haunted-history tour, they're not always ideal for younger residents. Luckily for families who don't want to miss out on the spooky spirit of the season, Haunts of Littleton offers a 45-minute tour of the downtown area's creepiest places fit for kids of all ages. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 444, the tour combines a nice brisk stroll with a trove of ghost stories inspired by some of the most outlandish characters from local history. The series begins on Saturday, October 21, with additional tours on October 27 and 28. Tickets are available for purchase on the night of the event. Find out more on the Haunts of Littleton home page.

click to enlarge MOLLY BROWN HOUSE MUSEUM
Molly Brown House Museum
Victorian Psychic Tea
Sunday, October 29, 1 to 3 p.m.
Molly Brown House Museum

Among Denver's most beloved historical personages, the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown was a truly singular character. Larger than life even decades after her passing, her legacy is kept alive at the Molly Brown House Museum. Always worth a visit, the stately old home is especially eventful during the Halloween season, with a number of Victorian-inspired plans throughout the month, such as the Psychic Tea on Sunday, October 29. Like many well-to-do socialites of her era, Brown often consulted physics and mediums for guidance from the beyond. Many speculate that her unique experience of survival rendered her especially attuned to the spirit world. Enjoy a fine assortment of Halloween goodies and tea-time treats, while a host of skilled local mediums attempt to help guests form connections with those that have crossed to the other side. The Historic Denver site reports that this event is sold out, as are all of the Victorian Horrors performances at the Molly Brown House; check with the museum for cancellations.

click to enlarge Find out what haunts the Cliff House Lodge on the Morrison Ghosts and Legends Tour. - COLORADO HAUNTED HISTORY
Find out what haunts the Cliff House Lodge on the Morrison Ghosts and Legends Tour.
Colorado Haunted History
Morrison Ghosts and Legends Tour
Tuesday, October 31, 7 p.m.
Colorado Haunted History
Bear Creek Avenue at South Park Avenue

Morrison is a perfectly charming town nestled into the nearby foothills, but the historic hamlet has a surprisingly dark past populated by outlandish characters such as the "Lecherous Indian Chief" and the "Hatchet Lady of Red Rocks." Kick off your Halloween night in the capable hands of one of Colorado Haunted History's expert guides, as you wind your way through Morrison's streets, past reportedly haunted buildings such as the Cliff House Lodge. Needless to say, guests should bundle up and wear comfortable walking shoes for this tour and all of the others mentioned above. It's October in Colorado, after all. Visit the Colorado Haunted History home page to buy tickets, $10 to $15, and find out more details about future walks that Colorado Haunted History has planned —including a Murder, Mayhem and Madness tour in Golden.

Looking for more to do? See the Westword calendar.
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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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