Halloween in Colorado

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October in Colorado means cooler days and beautiful fall foliage. But this month has a fun, spookier side, with the tricks and treats of Halloween. Take a lantern-lit tour through a cemetery in Glenwood Springs, soak in some horror flicks in Telluride or visit a haunted hotel in Ouray. Here are six spooky activities to … Read more Halloween in Colorado

A Spirited Bunch: Central City’s Ghosts

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A ghost hunter’s fantasy, Central City harbors bodiless souls around every corner and in many of its historic buildings. The town, founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush, has had its share of fires, floods, disease epidemics and harsh winters, resulting in plenty of untimely deaths. Tragic mining accidents and the inevitable violence of a … Read more A Spirited Bunch: Central City’s Ghosts

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park: Inspired Historic Luxury

Most noted as the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining, the historic Stanley Hotel has much more to offer than the motivation for a horror story. Situated in the scenic Estes Park area, The Stanley Hotel is an icon of the Estes Park region, a white beacon against the surrounding Colorado landscape. The original grandeur … Read more The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park: Inspired Historic Luxury

Quite a Ride: Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour

Murders, suicide pacts, massacres and lynchings are usually the stuff of horror films, but forget Hollywood; these morbid events make up the darker side of Boulder’s history and are said to have left behind a town full of ghosts. John Georgis, aka Banjo Billy, regales crowds with the stories of those ghosts on his one-of-a-kind … Read more Quite a Ride: Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour

Ghost Lusters: Denver’s Haunted Capitol Hill

On the steps of the hallowed Colorado Capitol, we stand with historian Phil Goodstein, who is conducting a two-hour ghost walks tour through Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. “There is probably a no more evil, haunted and mischievous structure existing in this town,” Goodstein says. “Virtually from the time it opened in 1894, strange things have … Read more Ghost Lusters: Denver’s Haunted Capitol Hill

The Stately Stanley: Estes Park’s ‘Shining’ Hotel

Perched atop a hill overlooking the stunning scenery of Estes Park, the Stanley Hotel holds court as one of Colorado’s most notable historic hotels. The sprawling, stately hotel, built in 1909, was the inspiration for Stephen King’s scary book “The Shining.” The author got the idea for his novel while staying in Room 217, where … Read more The Stately Stanley: Estes Park’s ‘Shining’ Hotel

Ghostlight: Telling Scary Theatrical Tales

A suffocating baby, antebellum dolls with painted-shut eyes, a slimy man who follows little girls home. That’s the stuff of good old-fashioned scary stories, and it’s the stuff of Ghostlight, a series of theatrical ghost stories based on a script by local playwright Michael R. Duran. Presented at the Byers-Evans House Museum in Denver, Ghostlight … Read more Ghostlight: Telling Scary Theatrical Tales