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Darkside of Salida & Ghost Tour

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  • Explore Salida at night during this haunted history tour
  • Your professional guide tells you spooky stories about Salida’s past
  • Discover the locations of historical and current paranormal activity
  • Learn true stories of the Old West, including brothels, saloons, and opium dens
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Ask about ghosts in Salida, and you’ll hear plenty of stories. Learn about this Colorado town's haunted history on a tour of Salida’s grisly past. Let your guide take you through the dark streets, pointing out the infamous red light district and the exact locations of murders and active spirits. See where ghosts wander to this day. 
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Stop At: Salida Walking Tours, Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado

Salida has a tarnished history. Be guided through the dark murderous, haunted streets of the past with our knowledgeable guides on this nighttime-only tour.
Ghosts walk these streets & haunt our buildings. You'll hear their troubled stories & see where they wander to this day. Murders were a common occurrence in 1880’s Salida. Listen to bloody tales & uncover grisly details. Plus, you'll visit the infamous red light district & visit exact locations of murders, lynchings, & active spirits.

The grisly, true story of Salida's only serial killer

A visit to the site where 6 women & children died

The location of active ghost hauntings

Walking the site of a gruesome lynching

Bloody tales of local murders

The tale of a miner who was literally frightened to death--by spirits

Why a man decided to sleep on the train tracks, & paid for it dearly

A chilling, real ghost train story

True stories of Salida's colorful history, including brothels, saloons, & opium dens
Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete the Release of Liability.
All tours meet at the end of North F Street, across the bridge, in front of the red caboose. Dress for the weather as we walk rain, snow, or scorching sun. Your guide is a knowledgeable, fun local.

Duration: 1 hour
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting!! Lots of true spooky stories and videos. The guide is very educated and knowledgeable about the history or Salida.

1  Thank Becky B
Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2019

Thank you! So glad you and your family enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed March 6, 2019

Steve is such an amazing tour guide! He is very knowledgable about the town and has the best stories. He does a great job of making sure everyone has a good time and keeps the laughter coming. Highly recommend!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank burch221
Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. You made my day!

Reviewed November 5, 2018

It's so strange to walk the streets of Salida now that I've been on the Dark Side tour... I LOVED IT! I have learned a bit of railroad history since moving to town, even checked out books from the library to look through the fascinating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

So happy you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your positive experience!

Reviewed October 23, 2018

I've lived in Salida for 4 years and learned so much on this tour. What a rich history we have. Steve is incredibly knowledgeable, personable and fun! Thanks, Steve!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristen M
Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

Thank you for such a great review!

Reviewed October 6, 2018

Steve’s tours offer something that’s a rare find these days; the ability to transport you back in time with superlative storytelling skills. My husband and I took the Darkside of Salida Tour and just loved it! The more I learned about the goings on in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

My goodness! Thank you for the kind, positive words. That you could 'see' the story is the greatest compliment. My goal is to help guests return to the early years, and maybe a bit to childhood when things that went bump in the night caused...More

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  • Salida Walking Tours
  • Duration: 1h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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