Colorado Haunted History Tours

Colorado Haunted History Tours

Colorado Haunted History Tours
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Colorado Haunted History Tours presents a two hour haunted history walking tour of downtown Golden, Colorado. Come see this town, which is home to Coors Brewery and the School of Mines, in a whole new light. Hear tales of murder, mayhem, and madness, and learn why this town has a wild west history comparable to Tombstone. Stories include the hanging of an innocent man, the nefarious activities that occurred on Golden's Castle Rock, Golden's 'Night of Terror,' and the ghosts that live on. Take a journey back in time. We also present a "Ghosts and Legends Tour" of Morrison, Colorado. Located in the shadow of Red Rocks Park, hear the tales of the past residents, their ghosts, and take an opportunity to capture their spirits. Stories include the 'Hatchet Lady', the hanging tree, and more!
Golden, Colorado

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2022

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Camden F
1 contribution
Oct 2022
We took this tour to get in the mood for Halloween and it was the perfect catalyst for setting the stage. As a life-long Coloradan I love hearing more about my state history. This tour takes you beyond the normal facts to talk about the rough and rowdy history. The tour covers takes you around downtown Golden to see some of the historical buildings where the stories took place. The tour lasts about two hours with most stops centered around a few blocks of the historic downtown area. The last two stops take visitors a few blocks further while maintaining a macabre and spooky vibe as the tour guide tells his tales.
Taking the tour so close to Halloween one would expect a variety of weather in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is usually blessed with a mild fall, but evenings can get chilly. Plan to bring a coat, hat, and gloves if the temperature is going to be cool. The tour guide mentioned that tours take place in the summer as well for those who seek fairer weather (but you sacrifice the spooky season connection that makes it really fun). Tours conducted in late October also are conducted after the sun sets. This adds to the ambiance of the storytelling that would not be achieved with full sunlight.
The tour guide was friendly, prompt, and well-spoken. His attire and lantern add to the overall time period of the stories without seeming overdone. The amount of walking is appropriate for most abilities and is accessible to guests with physical limitations. I would recommend the tour for ages 12 and up as some content is not suitable for younger children. The price is a great value for the combination of history, storytelling performance, and exercise.
We will book another tour for the Morrison location to see how that one compares. We can't wait!
Written October 31, 2022
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Thank you Camden for your wonderfully detailed review! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and I look forward to having you joining me again in Morrison in the future!
Written November 1, 2022
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Mitch S
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Great tour! Very informative, learn a lot of history of the area, and entertaining too from how Joel dresses the part including the lantern he brings to give it an old-timey feel, to the subtle jokes he cracks to keep it entertaining and a bit light-hearted.
Written October 31, 2022
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Thanks Mitch! Glad you enjoyed the tour and the weird jokes I throw in from time to time!
Written October 31, 2022
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PirateTayls
3 contributions
Oct 2022
What a great experience! The stories were well told and entertaining. It’s obvious a lot of research and time goes into this. Joel’s period dress and lantern are a great touch! Perfect for a Halloween weekend.
Written October 31, 2022
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Thanks for your great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of Golden!
Written October 31, 2022
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Bet
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This was the best walking tour I’ve been on! The host, Joel, was dressed in vintage clothes and carried a lantern to add to the atmosphere. He gave just enough history, trivia, and gruesome details to make the experience fun for everyone in our group.

I liked that he showed us a few photos of people and places to bring the history to life.

Dress warm if it’s chilly out, since the tour takes place at night.
Written October 31, 2022
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Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm happy you enjoyed all the details I put into the tour!
Written October 31, 2022
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DC
Aurora, CO2 contributions
Oct 2022
Decent, a bit slow moving. Hard to see the sights in the dark. Would probably not do this again on a cold night. But, not a bad value for the $
Written October 31, 2022
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Thank you for your review. I'm sorry the Golden tour did not exceed your expectations. Unfortunately, Colorado evenings in late October can sometimes be a little chilly as the sun drops. I do run tours in the summer months when there is more daylight and warmer temps, so perhaps I could find you in Morrison then.
Written October 31, 2022
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liz m
1 contribution
Oct 2022
What an informative and spooky tour! Loved hearing the history and trivia of Golden. I will definitely try other tours too!
Written October 25, 2022
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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour!
Written October 25, 2022
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Pat L
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Joel was a fantastic guide, he is very articulate and has researched lots of information about the life and times of Morrison back in the late 1800's. Joel is professional and dresses in a period costume which adds to the ambiance of the tour. He also includes visuals and has wonderful stories about the residences that inhabited the town and why their spirits still wander the historic buildings of Morrison!
Not only was it entertaining but educational as well. We look forward to doing more tours with Joel!
Written October 24, 2022
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Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It makes me happy that you enjoyed the tour, and I look forward to having you join me again in the future!
Written October 25, 2022
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Jean L
Littleton, CO2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Joel was a great guide. He knew the history of Morrison, answered all of the groups questions and told us all of the legends of the area. This tour was a lot of fun and we look forward to doing the Golden tour soon!
Written October 16, 2022
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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, and I look forward to having you on the Golden tour!
Written October 16, 2022
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Sami B
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Loved it! It was historically informative along with a little spooky. So fun!
We went as a private group and it was a great group night.
Written October 15, 2022
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Thank you! I'm glad your group had fun on the tour!
Written October 16, 2022
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Michelle P
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Loved it! We did the Morrison tour, and because we loved it so much, we are signing up to do the Golden Tour! The tour guide does such an amazing job of telling the stories - he's so great!

I think we might make a fun Halloween Family Tradition!
Written October 10, 2022
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Thank you so much for your very kind review! I look forward to having you on the Golden tour, and on future tours for years to come!
Written October 10, 2022
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