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Address: 320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970-948-4349
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Stories of Ghosts, Murder, & Mayhem or Classic History, Dean's...

Stories of Ghosts, Murder, & Mayhem or Classic History, Dean's Aspen Walking Tours are guaranteed to entertain the local and visitor alike. Aspen's Past to Present is a classic walking tour of historic downtown Aspen, while Aspen's DarkSide is an evening walk that delves into the tarnished past of this silver boom town, and the Burial Hill walk gets personal with the residents of Aspen's pioneer cemetery.

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People LOVE these walking tours, usually from downtown (The Hotel Jerome) to the Music Tent

A lovely Summer activity...great narration by docent about local structures and the people who inhabit them

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Aspen, Colorado
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Aspen, Colorado
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely Summer activity...great narration by docent about local structures and the people who inhabit them

Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Olathe, Kansas
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a blast. The guide was so fun and entertaining. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys history and spooky stories!

Thank Fireman1963
Southlake, Texas
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Dean is a charming and knowledgeable host for this one hour walking tour. We learned some general history of the town as well as stories of the murder and mayhem that has surrounded Aspen in the early days as well as more recent history.

Thank Debbie B
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Dean presented a very entertaining night walking tour highlighting the "Darkside" of Aspen. It was fun and enlightening with some history thrown in. Dean is charming and knows how to make an hour walk an enjoyable way to see Aspen at night. I'll be looking for my favorite ghosts next time I visit some of these joints. Thanks Dean for... More 

Thank JudyReneeHarris
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a great adventure for all types people, be it couples or families. Dean is a wonderful tour guide and he gives a great historical account of Aspen..............and if you're looking for a ghost story or two, he knows right where to go. Did I mention then Dean is a master story teller? Well he is!

Thank PhilYennerell
Parker, Colorado
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I decided to spend a couple of days in Aspen and wanted something interesting to do around town. We signed up for the Aspen After Dark tour with Dean and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun to learn some history and legends about Aspen.Dean showed up with an old law man outfit complete with a lantern. I... More 

Thank rdangell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was an entertaining and informative tour of the town of Aspen. Dean made it fun and kept us all engaged as he told of some very interesting incidents throughout the history of the town. The "dark side" captured the attention of our teens and kept us captivated, as well. Definitely a tour worth taking!

Thank Vikki T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Dark Side tour was awesome and a lot of fun. Dean is really energetic and knowledgeable. The tour presents a unique look at the unsung history of the Aspen area.

Thank Nicholas M
Palm City, Florida
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We wanted something the whole family could do and this was a hit! We are a family of 7 with 3 adults, 2 teens and 2 kids (12 and 9). Dean was extremely informative as we took "The Dark Side of Aspen" tour but did it in an animated and interesting way. The night was drizzling and cool and it... More 

1 Thank Linda S
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I don't ski so am always looking for alternative things to do. This was great. Dean accommodated me by doing this tour as I was alone . He was very informative and bought Aspen alive showing me the past history of the Ute people, the silver mining and the present day ski tourism. Very informative. Would recommend to anyone who... More 

1 Thank Susan G

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