Colorado Ghost Tours,
                                      Murder Mysteries,
                       Cemetery Tours, & Macabre Events!

                               *** Please note: Dates and times of  all events are always subject to change.
                                                        Please confirm with each event before attending***

Colorado Ghost Tours:

Aspen - Aspen Walking Tours presents: ASPEN DARKSIDE TOURS! Guided walking tours through historic downtown Aspen! Follow the light into
the darkness of Aspen's past. This 90 min. evening walk keeps you on edge with stories of Ghosts, Murder, and Mayhem. We are proud to offer
this new "Ghost Tour" as a great nightcap to an Aspen Evening. Who Haunts the Red Onion? What happened at the Old City Bell Tower? Where
are the Jungles of Durant?  - (970) 948-4349.  Location: Tours meet on the pedestrian mall at the corner of Hyman Ave. and Mill St. across from
the Wheeler Opera House next to the dancing fountain and the Popcorn wagon. Also offered: an Aspen historical tour ('Past to Present').
Tickets: $20   Tickets available from the Wheeler Opera Box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; or from the guide prior to tour. Please purchase tickets
and meet 15 min. before tour start. Reservations are Required.  Aspen Walking Tours are created by Dean Weiler in order to enable visitors to
enjoy Aspen on another level. Combining his love of history and Aspen he is able to share the magic of this mountain town with others. Dean is a
casual student of anthropology and has been living in the valley since the turn of the century.--

Boulder- Ghost Walk Ghost Talk - (Held every other year in October) - (303) 444-5192 -

Central City -  Creepy Crawl Ghost Tours - Reserve your free spot on the tour. The tour is free; but reservations are required. Call (303) 345-
6315---- or RSVP on the event's website: - This is a 60-90 minute lantern tour of haunted spots in this
150 ----year-old mining and gambling town. Central City's 150 years of history add up to one legendary ghost town! Guides will tell many of the
stories, while “ghosts” along the way will surprise guests and elaborate on some of the most interesting of the ghost stories. Stories and sightings
of the supernatural abound, as you tour haunted buildings and other sites with Gilpin Historical Society members, who let you decide for yourself  
which ghosts are real and which are legend. This tour involves significant walking, including steep hills and stairways, so sturdy shoes and a
healthy spirit are a must. The first tour will leave at 7 p.m., and then every 5-7 minutes until 7:30 pm - Price: Free- Age Suitability: All Ages/

Central City - Ghost tours of the haunted Golden Rose Victorian Hotel! Call for exact dates and times: (303) 582-5045 - The Golden Rose Hotel
and Event Center
, 101 Main Street

Cripple Creek - Halloween Ghost Walks! Historic Cripple Creek Ghost Walks along Bennett Avenue! Hosted by the Black Widow! This year the
Museum also has some other special treats to make this a Halloween to remember!  A mysterious woman known only as the Black Widow will be
leading Historic Ghost Walks along Bennett Avenue. Tour times will be at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Note: The Ghost Walk Tours will not be performed on
Halloween Night). Guests should remember to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. The Black Widow’s Historic Ghost Walk is complimentary
to all visitors. Cripple Creek District Museum - 5th & Bennett - Cripple Creek - 719-689-2634 or  719-689-9540 -

Denver---------- Auraria Ghost Tours- Auraria’s Ghosts, Spirits, and Hauntings: An Auraria Haunted History Tour” is presented by the Metro History
Club and the Cryptoscience Society- 303 489-9113 - ~ (Jason Cordova) -------------- click here for article

Denver---------- The Ghosts of Cheesman Park- (Denver) Phil Goodstein- 303-399-0093 or 1-800-333-6218

Denver---------- Haunted Halloween- Phil Goodstein's bus tour of Capitol Hill’s haunted houses!  303-399-0093 or 1-800-333-6218

Denver---------- Haunted Denver Tours! (720) 234-7929 - (Denver History Tours)-

Canon City -------- Ghost Walks - (719) 269-3015 -  (Hosted by the Canon City Prison Museum)

Denver---------- Firefighters Museum - Meet the Firehouse Ghosts!  303-892-1436-

Denver-----------The Molly Brown House Museum- Historical tours & Halloween events - 303.832.4092

Denver----------Capitol Hill Ghost Walks- (Denver)- Phil Goodstein-  303-399-0093 or 1-800-333-6218

Denver--------- Brown Palace Hotel- Ghost Tours with historian Debra Faulkner - (303) 297-1111 ext 3104-

Denver--------- Gunslingers, Ghosts & Gold -- LoDo Ghost Tours! - 303-860-8687 - (Walter Keller) -

Denver---------- The Adventure Club! Fascinating Colorado haunted events! Haunted hotels,seances, Catacombs under the State Capitol Tour, &
much more! Contact  Rick Nelson: - Cell: (303) 919-6532- See also:

Erie----Ghost Tours of Erie- - - -  303-775-7137 or 303-684-8535  -  (Dori Spence) - E-mail:

Estes Park - Historic Downtown Ghost Tours by Horse-Pulled Wagon ~ NOTE: This superb ghost tour has sadly not been held since the 2008
Halloween season.  I am keeping this ghost tour posted a little while longer in hopes that they will soon resume.

Estes Park--------- Ghost Tours of the haunted Stanley Hotel- (Estes Park)-  (970) 586-3371 or  1-800-976-1377-

Fairplay --------Ghost Tours- at the Hand Hotel - (719) 836-3595-Ask for Amanda (the ghost girl)-  E-mail:

NEW!  Fort Collins - Ghost Tours of Old Town Fort Collins - Our tour guides take you on a journey into historic and haunted buildings and sites,
and regale you with stories about ghostly sightings, local legends, and strange happenings! This walking tour is a fine mix of local history and
paranormal research, with a healthy dose of good fun thrown in. These tours are currently offered Friday and Saturday evenings, and may be
offered occasionally on a weekday evening. Tours last about an hour and a half and cover just short of an easy,flat mile. Tickets: $14 ~ ($12 =
online purchase discounted price). Hosted by Front Range Trails - a family owned and operated business based in Fort Collins - (970) 372-1445.

Fort Collins --------Museum Terror Tours- (970) 416-2727

Fort Garland --------Museum ghost tours- hosted by Sergeant Jackaroo- (719) 379-3512  E-mail:

Lake City--------Ghost Tours - (By the Hinsdale County Historical Society) - (970) 944-2050  or  (970) 944-2515 - E-mail: --
or- Call 800-569-1874 - or- 970-944-2527.  A long-time Lake City tradition is the telling of ghost lore and legend. Join in the
tradition, and keep the memory of the local ghosts alive. 2008 dates: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 18, 15, 22. Meet at the museum at 8 pm.
Cost: $8 for adults; $2 for children under 10. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

Leadville------Haunted Tours with Judge Neil Reynolds- (800) 933-3901-

Leadville------Stapleton Manor Haunted House - 719-486-2400 or 719-486-2441-

Leadville-----Matchless Mine Tours- Baby Doe Tabor Cabin/ Museum - (Leadville)- (Rumored to be Haunted) - (719) 486-4918-
(Click here to read ghost stories of Baby Doe's haunted Matchless Mine cabin & museum)

Littleton ------------Ghost Tours- The Annual Haunts of Littleton- (Held every October)  (303) 795-0142-

Longmont----------Ghost Tours of Longmont- 303-775-7137  or 303-684-8535 - (Dori Spence)- E-mail:

Loveland-----------Ghost Tours of Loveland- 303-775-7137 or 303-684-8535  -  (Dori Spence)- E-mail:

Lyons-----------Ghost Tours of Lyons - 303-775-7137 or 303-684-8535------- (Dori Spence)- E-mail:

Manitou Springs - Ghost tours hosted by Blue Moon Haunted History Tours - (719) 685-2409 - Haunted History Walking Tours - Manitou Springs
has been known as a haunted hot spot for over a hundred years! The American Indians believed that the area was holy and that the mineral
waters had magical healing properties. Come on this ghost walk and hear haunted tales about this little Victorian town's most famous ghosts! Bring
a digital camera, and you will get photos of paranormal activity that we will post on our sister  Some ghost
hunting equipment will be available for our guests to share.Tour lasts between 75- 90 min. Call for reservations. $10.00 per person Cash only &
please bring correct change. Summer: 9:00 P.M. Fall: 8:00 P.M. Fri and Sat nights. Weeknights may be available by request.
Haunted History Driving Tours - Starting summer 2011!  Year Round - $20.00 per person lasts around 60 to 75 minutes. Cash Only - Available on
Demand! Call 719-685-2409 for reservations.  PLEASE NOTE: Walk-ons are accepted if room permits at the beginning of each tour. Due to the
high altitude, walking tours may not be suitable for everyone. However, most people should be able to walk the tours with ease. Please wear comfy
shoes and bring something to drink. Please bring a flashlight for each person on night tours. Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or
unforeseen events at the discretion of the tour guide.

Manitou Springs - Ghosts of Old Manitou Walking Tours- Historic Manitou Springs, Inc. - (719) 685-5089 or (800) 642-2567 - (***Note: Historical
re-enactments only - not a *real* ghost tour)- Held annually 1 day in conjunction with the Emma Crawford Coffin Races.

Manitou Springs---------Historic ghost tours of Manitou Springs (from the Agate Hill Inn) - (719) 685-0685 or (877) 685-0685

Morrison-------- Haunted History Tours-  (888) 649-3849-

Motorcycle Ghost Tours - from the Colorado Free Wheelers ~ A Motorcycle Club with a 26-year history!  Held in June (contact for dates & times)
- Many different rides- also Full Moon Rides -  Ride Leader: Alan (Husker) Hansher ~ - Colorado has a haunted past;
and we strive to uncover some of it's more colorful places in this tour. Details from the June 2009 tour: After a scenic ride down I-25 to Colorado
Springs then South West on CO-115 to Penrose where the Old Glendale Station is located. Then West on US-50 to Poncha Springs and US-285
and over Poncha Pass. Next we cruise on down CO-17 to Alamosa then Back East on US-160 to CO-12 and La Veta to check out the Ft. Francisco
Museum Hall Mansion. The last haunted stop will be Walsenburg at the St. Mary's Catholic School, From there we head North on I-25 and home.
Maybe we'll get to see a ghost or two.... -- {Our meeting date and time is the 3rd Thursday each month at 7:00 p.m. The
meeting place is the upstairs meeting room of Fay Myers Motorcycle World at 9700 E. Arapaho Rd. in Greenwood Village, CO.} -- (Club open to
people who love to ride motorcycles- regardless of brand.)

Old Colorado City -  Ghost Tours of Old Colorado City -  Explore the West Side's history (normal and paranormal!) and search for the spirits that
still roam here today. With the colorful history of Old Colorado City as it's backdrop, this tour is sure to send some chills down your spine — who
knows what we'll see!?!  Beginning, Tuesday, September 6th  through October 29th, 2011. ....Our famous Old Colorado City Ghost Tour!
Experience, explore and visit the many haunted sites that make Old Colorado City top on your list of places to visit a   $15 per person - 18 years
and older, Kids Free. Children must be accompanied by paid adult.  For ticket purchase call: 719-304-1049.  This two-hour Ghost Tour begins
from Bancroft Park at 7:00 p.m. daily Tuesday thru Saturday, beginning Tuesday, September 6, through Saturday, October 29.  Hosted by Call
Murphy Tours -


Pueblo-  'Ghost' Walks----------- 719-545-8195    ***(Note: This may be a historical re-enactment only - not a "real" ghost tour)

Sedalia -------------Historic Ghost Walks - Held around Halloween-time- EXCELLENT GHOST WALKS!  (303) 688-0601- (Led by Widow Mary
McDonald) - E-mail: - (Carole Williams)

Windsor- Annual 'Creepy Crawl' - Held annually around Halloween - Hosted by the Windsor Historic Preservation Commission - Have you ever
wondered what the inside of the historic buildings on Main Street look like? What is in the basement? Is there anything upstairs? Join members of
the Historic Preservation Commission for a behind-the-scenes tour of some of Windsor's rarely-seen places and hear local lore, and ghost stories.
Dress warm, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a flashlight- it's going to be creepy! ADULTS ONLY. Pre-registration required. Meet at the Windsor
Chamber of Commerce- 421 Main Street. For more information or to register, call (970) 674-3500 by October 10th, 2008. windsorpr@windsorgov.

                                     Colorado Murder Mysteries & Mystery Events

                           *** Please note: The places listed in this category may or may not be haunted***
 I have them listed simply because they offer murder mysteries.

Alpine Events- Thank you for considering Alpine Activities Mystery Troupe for your event. We travel across Colorado to Denver, Vail, Keystone,
and Breckenridge to put on events and theme parties- 800-789-0183

Berthoud- Murder Mystery parties at the Berthoud Bed & Breakfast & Events Center- (970) 532-4566

Boulder- Hotel Boulderado Annual Murder Mysteries - (303) 440-2880 -

Boulder- The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn - (303) 444-5445 or (800) 414-2577- - "Mystery, Ghosts, Spies, & Murder for Dinner"-
So you like a little intrigue with your entree? Join us for a fun evening of mystery, ghosts, high crimes and murder for dinner! Are you looking for a
great dinner and time for your wedding rehearsal or other wedding event? Break the family ice by putting someone on ice. We have the perfect
wedding theme murder planned just for you! Our cast of eccentrics, harlots, ghosts, spies ,murderers and you is guaranteed to please! Call to
arrange your private dinner and show for groups of 24 or more, or get tickets to one of our public events. Many shows and scenarios are available
to chose from!

Boulder- History Mystery Challenge -  Call for dates and times - JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF FOOD, FUN AND LOTS OF MYSTERY! At the
Highland City Club, 9th & Arapahoe- 5:30-8:00 pm-- Join the Boulder History Museum as we descend on Pearl Street for an evening of clue-
sleuthing fun! Teams of 4-6 participants will compete to see who can solve the most riddles about Boulder’s historic downtown. Don’t worry if you’re
not an historian—we will be “selling” clues along Pearl Street to help you out. The winning team will be awarded the highly coveted History Mystery
Trophy! Door prizes and a fabulous Team Spirit prize will be awarded immediately following the Challenge at the Highland City Club. All funds
raised through this event will be used to support the children’s and education programs of the Boulder History Museum! Space is limited, register
today! 885 Arapahoe Avenue- $35/person-- $140/team of 4 + $35 each additional person - Boulder History Museum- Harbeck Bergheim House-
1206 Euclid Avenue- (303) 449-3464 -

Denver- Adams Mystery Playhouse- Many different murder mysteries! Adams Mystery Playhouse is 'the ONLY theatre in Colorado specializing in
Interactive Comedy Mystery Dinners'  For over a decade, our “Death For Dinner” Murder Mystery Dinners have become a mainstay for Denver
theatre-goers. With a track record of over ten years of sold out houses at local venues, we are very excited to continue these popular Mysteries at
our NEW Adams Mystery Playhouse…for many years to come!  --- Murder Mystery Dinners held every Friday and Saturday night - (303) 455-1848
- 2406 Federal Boulevard

Denver Inside and Out Mystery Tours! ~~~ - (303) 330- 9871 - This isn't just a tour, it’s an experience!!  Along
the way, you’ll meet a few “characters” who bring to life one of Colorado's most sensational crimes.  The tour guarantees to be swell entertainment
for everybody in your group! Cost:  $40 Adults (Age 12 and older) --  $35 Kids (Age 6-11)  --  Free (Age 5 and under).  Advanced purchase of
tickets by credit card is required. Since a few of our associates are on the lam, the starting point needs to be kept under wraps just in case the
police start getting wise from you flapping your gums. Now don’t go getting the heebie-jeebies, this outfit is on the up and up and our boys will
contact you approximately  24 hours prior to the start of your tour to give you all the particulars.------------The 1922 Denver Mint Robbery
brought to the Streets of Downtown Denver!   
Denver Inside and Out launches new interactive walking tour. (Article from the Denver Post,
May 2008):  DENVER, CO – March 26, 2008 –  Denver Inside and Out has launched a new heritage tour based on the 1922 Denver Mint Robbery
in which participants unwittingly become accessories in Denver’s most famous crime mystery. The walking tour takes place in downtown Denver
and visits many of Denver’s most noted landmarks. Using old fashioned elbow grease and shoe leather, participants get to unravel one of
Colorado's most notorious crimes. Head scratching clues combined with characters from the heist who come to life through live street theater make
this an experience participants will never forget. “This is a great way for tourists and locals to discover what downtown Denver has to offer," said
Amy Cashel, founder of Denver Inside and Out. "Participants get wrapped up in piecing together the clues as the Mint robbery is one of Denver’s
most fascinating stories." Starting March 26, 2008 (weather permitting), the tour runs Friday –through - Sunday beginning promptly at 10am and
runs on the half hour. The tour begins at Union Station and takes 2 ½ - 3 hours to complete at a leisurely walking pace.  Reservations are required
and can be made by visiting or by calling (303) 330-9871. The tour concludes at a restaurant on the 16th Street
Mall, where complimentary soft drinks and appetizers are served. Check the web site for seasonal price specials.

Evergreen - Murder Mystery Dinners at the historic Brook Forest Inn- Menu for Murder & Murder Mystery Dinners- -
303.679.1521- or- toll free: 866.679.1521. The legends, mysteries, and charm of the Brook Forest Inn, creates the perfect backdrop for an
evening of fine food, murder, blackmail, accusations and shocking admissions. Every guest has a secret and an agenda, search the historic Brook
Forest Inn for clues and guns (water guns). You are the actors, kidnappers, and murderers. Lying, denying, blackmail and costumes are
encouraged. The evening is facilitated by Miss CeeCee Clue-Less and includes your character packets, blackmail money, clues, guns, dinner (tax
and tips included) and unscripted fun and mayhem. Menu for Murder can be written for groups of 10 to 60 people, and can be used as a fundraiser
for your group. Miss CeeCee Clue-Less can also create non-murder mystery dinner for the younger set.

Fruita, CO - Stonehaven Inn - Murder Mystery Packages - EXTRA! EXTRA! MURDER, MYSTERY AND ROMANCE CAN BE FOUND AT
STONEHAVEN INN. Make your winter more intriguing. Be a victim, an accomplice  or a sleuth in one of our murder mystery nights. Meet your fellow
characters at the cocktail party. There's death during dinner and then find out who-done-it at breakfast. ROUND UP A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND
ENJOY THIS ALL-INCLUSIVE BED AND BREAKFAST PACKAGE FOR $1000. Our Murder Mystery Package includes: A wine and cheese social,
dinner and dessert, overnight accommodations for 5 couples, delicious home cooked breakfast,and murder mystery script. Don't have a group to
bring along? Join us for one of our open nights: $200 per couple/standard room  $235 per couple for the Honeymoon Suite CALL FOR DETAILS.
~~~~~    Stonehaven Inn -798 N Mesa Street -Fruita CO 81521 - 800.303.0898 - 970.858.0898 -

Red Herring Productions

Royal Gorge Route Railroad- Murder Mystery Dinner Trains! Departs from Canon City - *Please note that more Murder Mystery dates may be
added and that the train is available for special charters and groups. Seating is limited and Murder Mystery trains sell out quickly, so make your
reservations early online or by calling us at: 1.888.RAILS.4U { (888)- 724-5748 } - or 303-569-1000 -(719) 276-4000-   The Dinner Train has taken a new twist. World class taste, world class service, and world class
entertainment, all add up to one unforgettable trip! Available on select evenings throughout the year, you’ll be treated to a classic “who dunnit”
murder mystery. Together with the talents of Red Herring Productions, experience the likes of “Murder in Buffalo Chip” or “Murder Speaks Easy”
and try to figure out who committed the crime. Did the gunfighter do it? Did the widow? Maybe the sheriff. Only one thing is certain, you will enjoy a
wonderful dinner, great entertainment and experience railroading’s most breathtaking train ride! - Rendevouz With Murder

Stratton- Claremont Inn- Murder Mystery Parties- 888-291-8910- You will never have so much fun as you will with this entertaining event! Where
else than at the Claremont Inn Murder Mystery Party, do you get to dress up, act up, and get away with murder! See if you can guess
..."who dunnit?"  Everyone gets into the act in these fun filled evenings. Each guest is a character in the evenings drama and a good time is sure to
be had by all. We take care of everything, you only need to review your dossier and create your character. Approximately 1 week prior to the
event, the Claremont Inn will mail each 'actor' their own personal dossier which provides background information on all the players, your own
secrets, and costume suggestions for your character. On these single night events, guests arrive by 4PM with plenty of time to get into costume for
the opening act cocktail party.  A wonderful dinner and dessert is seamlessly woven into the game.  We can't have a murder on an empty stomach,
now can we?  We host these events periodically throughout the year. Have a group of 5 couples or more and want to plan your own murder
mystery party? Give us a call and we can schedule your event. Murder Mystery Price Packages: 1 night Murder Mystery Party Package-  $395 per
couple- The 1 Night Package includes: Accommodations at the Inn, Dinner the night of the murder, Breakfast the day after the murder, and your
personalized murder dossier. Make a weekend of it with our Murder mystery Weekend package. Stay either the Friday night before, or the Sunday
night after the murder. 2 night Murder Mystery Get-Away Weekend Package: $595 per couple - The Weekend Package includes: 2 nights
accommodations with dinner on both evenings and breakfast both mornings and your personalized murder dossier.

                                                                  Colorado Cemetery Tours

****  Please keep in mind that Cemetery Tours are not 'scary' in the sense of the word; but they are more of historical
re-enactments of the people who once inhabited that area long, long ago)...............

"Cemeteries of the Plains: A Self-Guided Loop Tour" - (from Southeast Colorado Heritage) - This tour is for travelers who like to pursue
history through small clues. Wonderful small cemeteries are tucked into small towns along this loop. Our main stops have tales to tell of ethnic
groups or specific moments of history. All other cemeteries on the route are listed so you can make additional stops as time permits. Destinations
include: Fowler Cemetery, Rocky Ford Cemetery, Hillside Cemetery in Las Animas, Riverside Cemetery in Lamar, Camp Amache Cemetery in
Granada, Holly Cemetery, Chivington Cemetery, Haswell Cemetery, Olney Springs Cemetery, and the Crowley County Heritage Center. Click here
for online map and itinerary!
   ** Day One:   Fowler, Rocky Ford, Las Animas, Lamar. Starting in Fowler, then continue traveling eastward all
day to Lamar where you will spend the evening.  Start in Fowler, you can enjoy an easy stroll through several acres and locate the earliest marked
headstone from 1897. Drive east (passing the cemetery in Manzanola) to Valley view Cemetery in Rocky Ford, a beautiful setting with one section
devoted almost entirely to Japanese citizens and veterans. Continue east (passing Fairview/Cavalry Cemetery in Las Animas) to Hillside Cemetery
in Las Animas and visit the family gravesites of people you will find in history textbooks:  William Bent, John Wesley Prowers and Amache Ochinee.
Drive east (passing Fort Lyons National Cemetery in Las Animas, Union Valley Cemetery in Hasty and Wiley Cemetery) to Lamar for dinner,
lodging and an evening to Riverside Cemetery where you will find graves of Civil War veterans, and an unique headstone made from petrified
wood.    ** Day Two:  Granada, Holly, Chivington, Haswell, Olney Springs, Crowley. Travel sixteen miles east on U.S. 50 to Camp Amache.  The
centerpiece is a small shrine and monument to the soldiers of Japanese descent who died in WWII.  Continue east to the Holly Cemetery, where
there is a monument to those who died in the 1931 Towner Bus Tragedy. Turn west on CO 96 to Chivington to a picturesque cemetery located
atop a low hill just south of the town site. Continue east on CO 96 (passing Eads Cemetery) to Haswell Cemetery.  Here you can see the Spanish
Peaks to the southwest, the Greenhorn Mountains to the west and Pike’s Peak to the northwest. Continue west on US 96 (passing Lakeview
Cemetery in Sugar City and Valley View Cemetery in Ordway) to Olney Springs Cemetery.  Here there is an astounding array of veterans from the
Civil War to the World Wars and the Persian Gulf War. Finish the tour at the Crowley Heritage Center, which houses a local museum in a beautifully
restored school house, and find answers to some of the questions that have arisen on this loop tour.

Arvada - Annual Cemetery Tour - Held annually in September - Hosted by the Arvada Historical Society- (303) 431-1261 -

Aurora - Annual Cycle Into History at Fairmount Cemetery - Saturday, July 31, 2010- 9am- Fairmount History Ride - 22 miles- Meet at Aurora
History Museum, 15001 East Alameda Parkway  - Tom Tobiassen leads this bike tour along the shaded paths of Fairmount Cemetery. Cyclists
encounter the graves of past builders & characters with stories of bygone times. - 303-699-9260.

Buena Vista - Historic Cemetery Tour at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Rodeo Road, 7 p.m.. Re-enactors describe the lives of former area residents. $8
for adults, $5.00 for children 6-16, free for children under 6 and members of Buena Vista Heritage- 719.395.8458.

Canon City - Woodpecker Hill Cemetery Crawl - Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Friday thru Sunday Evenings- Join a intense tour of the prison
sections of historic Greenwood Cemetery. The Cemetery Crawl takes visitors to the Greenwood Cemetery and through the prison section, dubbed
“Woodpecker Hill.” Tours start at 6:00 pm from the Museum.  Advance tickets available or arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start.  Space may be
limited.  Tours last 1 to 1.5 hours.  Please dress for rugged ground and possible weeds and stickers. Adults:  $8.00- Youth (6-12):  $5.00. The
Museum of Colorado Prisons - 201 North 1st Street - - 719 269-3015

Central City - Annual Cemetery Crawl - Held annually in August - Hosted by the Gilpin Historical Society - Masonic Cemetery -. 2:00 p.m. - Adults
$12- children under 12 free- $10 if purchased in advance -
(303).582.5283 -

Colorado Springs - Art for the Afterlife Cemetery Tours - Explore Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography at beautiful Fairview Cemetery, located
at 1000 South 26th St. just south of Rt. 24 (Cimmaron Street). These"Stories in Stone" chronicle the lives of loved ones, their passions, and their
accomplishments. $15.00 per person—18 years and older. For ticket purchase call: 719-304-1049 - This 90 minute tour begins at Fairview
Cemetery at 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays ONLY. Hosted by Call Murphy Tours -

Colorado Springs - Save the date for our annual walking tour of Evergreen Cemetery! Held annually in September - This is an annual Living
History Re-enactment & Walking Tour! Experience the personal stories of Colorado Springs' most famous historic citizens who now lie at rest under
the hills and trees of this beautiful "outdoor museum" we call Evergreen Cemetery. The Benevolent Society hosts their Annual Walking Tour at
Evergreen Cemetery. This is a 1.2-mile stroll through this beautiful and historic cemetery. The last tour leaves at 12:30 p.m. The event, sponsored
by the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society, will introduce you to characters of the past who helped shape Colorado Springs into what it is
today. Costumed reenactors will bring to life many of the early pioneers, the famous and not so famous, who each contributed to the building of this
community. They will share their stories of what it was like to live in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region 150 years ago. The $7 admission
fee (children 12 and under are free) helps fund restoration and preservation projects in the pioneer sections of Evergreen Cemetery, as well as
continued restoration of the Historic Evergreen Chapel. Evergreen Cemetery is located at 1005 S. Hancock Avenue (at the corner of Fountain &
Hancock). For more information call 630-7328 or 578-6646 -

Delta- The City of Delta Cemetery on 3rd Street is a serene resting place for many of Delta's early citizens. Each September, the Delta County
Museum sponsors an annual "Meet the Spirits" event honoring individual citizens from Delta's past. For information, dates, & details, call the Delta
County Historical Society at: 970-874-8721

Denver - Fairmount Cemetery & Riverside Cemetery events: (303) 322-3895 - - 430 S. Quebec Street.   
“History and Mystery Night Tour at Riverside,”-   Experience the mystery of nighttime in this historic cemetery. Bring your flashlight on this
walking tour!  Admission is $12/adults; $8/children. Refreshments following tour- - 5201 Brighton Blvd.   
“Veterans at Rest at Riverside” - Guided walking tour at Riverside Cemetery.  Remember and honor military veterans on this two-hour walking
tour led by Foundation Volunteer Chuck Counts. Admission free. Guided tours are available all year long at both cemeteries. Minimum of 10 in a  
group. We request reservations be made one month out from requested date. Children’s guided tours are $3, free for accompanying adults. Adult
tours $7 per person. Call 303/322-3895 for complete listing of 2008 available tours. Schedule a Group Guided Tour at Fairmount and Riverside!

Denver - Annual Cemetery Tours with Dr. Colorado - Riverside Halloween Tour - Pay your respects to Colorado’s first pioneers on History
Colorado's Riverside Cemetery Tour. You may walk or ride with The Model A Ford Club of Colorado’s tombstone taxi service.  Tom “Dr. Colorado”
Noel and a team of hysterical historians  will introduce you to characters such as Nathan A. Baker, whose daughter claimed he "loved horses more
than his own blood kin," and lies under a life sized Arabian stone stallion named Frank. You will meet Lester Drake in his miner's cabin, Aunt Clara
Brown, Countess Katrina Murat, Silas Soule, Kiku Oyama, and Barney Ford. Additional subterranean celebrities include Colorado governors,
educators, businessmen and businesswomen, and others who shaped Denver into the “Queen City of the Rockies.”. Join us for a tour filled with
hilarious, heartbreaking, and haunting tales from Denver’s early years. Information at History Colorado - (303) 866-4686 or www.coloradohistory.
org. Reservations at (303) 866-8646. Cost: $25  members/$30 non-members.  Dr. Colorado:

Denver- Castle Marne B&B - Picnic in the Cemetery Special Package! Held around Halloween-time - Get in the mood for a haunting good time in
the John T. Mason room.  It has a queen-size bed and is complete with a jetted tub in the room. At dusk following afternoon tea, receive a private
tour through one of Capitol Hill's famous haunted homes, the Melheim Mansion. The next morning after breakfast stroll through the haunted
Gardens of beautiful Cheesman Park. (just 4 blocks from the Castle Marne)  After checking out, enjoy your private gourmet picnic lunch for two,
"graveside" at Denver's oldest and most haunted Riverside Cemetery. The price is $325.70, tax and gratuity is included.  Add $21.95 and receive
an autographed copy of local Denver author and historian, Phil Goodstein's book "Ghosts of Capitol Hill".  *Must make reservation two weeks in
advance to schedule private tour of Melheim House. We will discuss the menu for your picnic at that time as well. The same package is available in
the Col. Platt Room. Wonderful, cozy room with standard double bed (4’ smaller than a queen-size bed), and a private hot tub on the private
balcony. Price of this package is $295.93.  Includes tax & gratuity. Castle Marne- 1572 Race Street - 303.331.0621 - or-
800.92.MARNE (800.926.2763)-

Durango - "Beautiful Valley" Hermosa Cemetery Tours - For the first time we are offering a cemetery tour, in the Hermosa Cemetery Founded in
1905, history enthusiast will stroll through the lives Of early settlers in the beautiful red rock rimmed Animas Valley located north of Honeyville, led
by the Victorian Aid Society of Durango. Special gift shop sales to those attending this tour! Ticket outlet: Animas Museum: (970)259-2402

Fort Morgan- Annual Cemetery Tours- With Halloween around the corner, the Fort Morgan Museum is offering guided tours of historic Riverside
Cemetery. Join us in afternoon, or after dark, for two tours of the cemetery and hear some of the spooky, strange, and even legendary stories of
some of Fort Morgan’s famous residents---Fort Morgan Museum- 970-542-4011

Glenwood Springs - Annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery (Glenwood's Pioneer Cemetery)- Held annually in October - Guided
tours through Linwood Cemetery by lantern light. See actors portray Glenwood pioneers, including Doc Holliday. Meet at the trailhead to Linwood
(Pioneer) Cemetery at 12th and Bennett where tour guides lead you up to and through Glenwood's oldest cemetery. You may meet "Doc" Holliday
as well as many other Glenwood Springs pioneers and hear their stories. Different performers each weekend. Tickets available in person at the
Frontier Historical Museum or Through the Looking Glass bookstore, both in Glenwood Springs. Tickets also available for purchase with Visa or
MasterCard by calling the museum (970) 945-4448.  Bring a flashlight or lantern and dress appropriately for the weather. Kerosene lanterns are
also available for purchase at the trailhead for $10. Be advised that the hike to the cemetery is moderately strenuous. Moderate hike, bring

Grand Lake - Annual Tombstone Tales at the Grand Lake Cemetery- 970.627.3402 or toll free 800.531.1019

Greeley- Annual Spirits of Greeley's Past Tours at the Linn Grove Cemetery- Held in August - (970) 350-9220

Lake City- Annual Cemetery Tours -  Meet at the Hinsdale County Museum - The full spectrum of Lake City's Victorian-era personalities is
revealed in these fascinating tours.  Tickets: $5 for adults; $2 for children under 10.  Your own transportation is required.  Information: 970-944-
2050. - - Call 800-569-1874 or 970-944-2527-- Lake City Museum: 970-944-2050

Leadville - Judge Reynolds Annual Halloween (Cemetery) Tours- The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce presents the Halloween
Tours with Judge Reynolds. Reservations are required through the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce. The tour will be at Evergreen
Cemetery - Please arrive ten minutes before the tour departs. Bring a flashlight and wear warm clothes....Be sure to save room for cookies and hot
cocoa!! Tickets should be paid for in advanced. Ticket cost is $10 per person. Space is limited. For more information call 719-486-3900 or  888-

Limon - Annual Historic Pershing Cemetery Tours - Held during Limon's unique Heritage Festival- (719) 775-8605- (hosted by volunteers from the
Limon Heritage Museum). Each year briings to life the stories, as told by descendants and honored early settlers. If you have never been to a
cemetery tour-- it is a moving program sharing pioneer experiences and is not to be missed. Limon's Cemetery Tour starts at 9:30 am at Pershing
Cemetery. Visitors can join the Boy Scout escorts and pioneer minister there-- or catch the 9:15 am bus to Pershing Cemetery from the Railroad
Depot Welcome Tent.

Ouray - Cemetery Tours of Cedar Hill Cemetery- five miles north of Ouray - Hosted by the Ouray County Historical Society-  970-325-4576 - - A guided tour of the Cedar Hill Cemetery; with commentary on the famous and not so famous who are buried there. Call for
other dates and times.

Parker- Annual Cemetery Walks - Held annually in September- - 303-805-7956

                                                Misc., Macabre, & Mourning Colorado Events

Hearse Con - Annual event held in June - hosted by the Denver Hearse Society - -or-

Denver- In the Dead of Winter: Victorian Mourning at the Four Mile Historic Park - Offered at various times throughout the year - - (720) 865-0800- This event was held in Feb. 2008. Please call for exact dates and times. ~~~~ People in the Victorian Age
knew how to grieve: They had elaborate rules of appropriate attire, methods of grieving, and even types of drink. Step back into history to
experience a time before modern medicine, when death was rampant but decorum was on the rise, creating a weird blend of tragedy and
spiritualism. Docents at the Four Mile Park museum will give grave rubbing demonstrations, serve funeral chokecherry tea and funeral cookies, and
display mourning artifacts all in full costume. It’s all held in the historic Four Mile House, a former stagecoach stop that’s also the oldest building in

Denver - Four Mile Historic Park - Malady and Mourning - - (720) 865-0800-  Call for exact dates and times -This event was
previously held in November in years past.  ~~~ Join us for: Malady and Mourning at Four Mile Historic Park -- Experience the customs of Victorian
sickness, death and grieving- Reservations encouraged – Call 303-331-5646. Four Mile Historic Park Has Been Quarantined!! And you’re
invited…Death shadowed nineteenth-century life in emotional and visible ways; it was always a part of daily life. Three of every twenty newborns
died before reaching their first birthday, and those who survived infancy had a life expectancy of only forty-two years. Diphtheria, scarlet fever, and
measles are easily treated with today’s modern medicines, but in Victorian times they were life threatening, closing schools, quarantining homes
and sometimes entire communities. Death was a daily possibility, lurking in every drop of untreated water, disguised in bottles of popular patent
medicines, hovering over every scene of childbirth. Victorian society was bound and structured by elaborate rules of etiquette.One area of life with
very strict social codes was, ironically, death. Those ignoring the established rituals and rules of mourning risked scandal and ostracism. Funerals
could not be too elaborate. Intricately carved coffins, highly decorated (mostly in black) funeral hearses were followed by mourners dressed in
black — even the babies were adorned in black.  Professional mourners were hired to walk in the funeral processions.The mourning period could
last for as much as a year. Join us at Four Mile Historic park to step back to those days and experience the fascinating past practices of ‘malady
and mourning’ in Victorian times. Tour Four Mile House bedecked in mourning accoutrement. See an 1838 hearse. Try your hand at gravestone
rubbing. Write your own Victorian styled obituary and sample Victorian funeral cakes. Immunize yourself early!

Manitou Springs- Emma Crawford's Victorian Wake - Held annually around Halloween-time - At the historic (& haunted) Miramont Castle-
Miramont Castle -  9 Capitol Hill- It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Miss Emma CrawfordIn 1889 Emma Crawford came to Manitou
Springs in search of her health. It was her desire that she would benefit from the crisp mountain air and Manitou Springs famous mineral waters.
Sadly Emma succumbed to her illness and as she wished was laid to rest on top of Red Mountain when years later her coffin washed down the
granite cliff. (See Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade listing for more details). Admission includes entrance into Miramont Castle, Victorian
wake and among the other guests include Buffalo Bill Cody and his wife, Lillian Russell (aka Diamond Lil), Dr. Davis and of course the original
Miramont Castle residents Father Francolon and his mother Madam Marie Francolon.The event is graced in pure Victorian splendor and you will
enjoy Victorian food and beverage in the great hall. Space is limited and reservations are required. For pricing and more information contact Bob
Yager at (719) 685-1011 for reservations-

Manitou Springs- Annual Emma Crawford Festival - Annual Coffin Race & Parade - Held every year around Halloween-time - Downtown Manitou
Avenue- A Fun- Filled Day of Coffins, Emma's, Costumes, & Coffin Racing-- Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce: (719) 685-5089 -or-  (800)
642-2567- - Emma Crawford lived in Manitou Springs at the turn of the century. She came to Manitou Springs seeking a
cure for her tuberculosis by means of the famous mineral waters and while she was here, became infatuated with Red Mountain. Being a
spiritualist, Emma believed she saw her Indian guide waiting for her on the mountain. She did climb to the Summit of Red Mountain and expressed
her desire to be buried there. Sadly, Emma died quite young. Her family kept their promise to Emma and she was carried to the top of Red
Mountain by 12 strong men and laid to rest there. Emma rested peacefully for many years. But Red Mountain is granite and eventually the granite
gave way and what remained of Emma's coffin washed down the side of Red Mountain. Now Historic Manitou Springs remembers this beautiful
young woman who loved the color red with its own unique festival. Come see the coffin race or even better race one with a team of your own!
Parade begins around noon with races immediately following.

Nederland- Annual Frozen Dead Guy Days! Held annually in March. (720) 374-6742- - An annual festival dedicated
to Bredo Morstoel, a dead, cryonically-frozen person. The Town of Nederland was swarmed with international attention when the news of Grandpa
Bredo was first revealed in 1994. News media from around the world descended on the tiny town to follow the unfolding story of how the Grandpa
situation would be resolved. It put Nederland on the map. The flurry of activity subsided, and eight years later, in 2002, the Nederland Area
Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to reanimate the story of Grandpa and help its downtown enjoy a lively weekend in the quiet months of
winter. Grandson Trygve calls it “Cryonics’ First Mardi Gras”. The international attention has resumed as major media from around the world cover
this unique winter festival each year. 'Grandpa in the Tuff Shed,' was born in Norway in 1900. He stopped breathing in 1989, but is currently
awaiting re-animation at some undetermined time in the future. This is the Life Extension Concept: Grandpa is not truly dead, he’s just waiting until
they can fix him and bring him back to life. The concept of cryogenics has been around for a few years.

Pagosa Springs- Full Moon programs at Chimney Rock Archaelogical Area! - Phone: (970)883-5359 - Visitor's
Cabin In-season:(970)264-2287.  ~~~  Leave Message Off-season.  Watch the full moon rise at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area and listen to
the haunting melody of the Native American flute. As an added feature to our Full Moon Program, we are offering a guided tour of the lower
archaeological sites at Chimney Rock for an additional nominal fee. Relax as the stars appear in the night sky and the moon rises, and Charles
Martinez' beautiful flute notes drift away into the darkness of the night. After the rise of the full moon, you will descend the Puebloan trail by
moonlight and our Volunteer Light Brigade, taking with you the beauty and peace experienced by those who inhabited the area 1,000 years ago.

Silverthorne- Annual Coroner's Ball - THEME: "A Celebrity Who Looks Like The Walking Dead" - 970-668-2964- (Coroner- Joanne Richardson)- or- -  SAD NOTE: The Annual Coroner's Ball has been discontinued beginning  2010.
The Coroner’s Ball was created as a fundraiser in response to a growing need for burial assistance in the community. The Family and Intercultural
Resource Center of Dillon is the fiscal agent for the Burial/Cremation Assistance Fund and our goal is to assist Summit County Residents with
some of the fees associated with burial/cremation.

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