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Salida Walking Tours

Salida, CO, USA
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About Salida Walking Tours
Explore Salida, home to Colorado's largest National Historic District, with our friendly local guides. Encounter the stories, sights, & legends behind our quaint town. Escape & discover the authentic pace of mountain life. Enjoy Salida through storytelling, scenery, & historic buildings on our one-of-a-kind small group experiences. Your enthusiastic, personable guide will help you discover Salida through a local's eyes. Stroll & take in the charming streets of downtown as you learn about our past, present & future. Open year-round. You'll love your tour or receive a 100% refund.
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Ghost & Murder Tour

Delve deeper into the haunted history of Salida on a tour that focuses on ghosts and gruesome murders. In order to ensure a spooky atmosphere, you’ll explore after dark and visit hard-to-find spots home to alleged ghost sightings. Plus, a guide provides recommendations for those wishing to continue ghost hunting.
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1 hour
from $25.00

Salida Wild West History Tour

See historic Salida through the eyes of a local on this intimate small-group walking tour. Experience Salida’s wild west past, history, culture, and architecture with a professional guide. Be captivated by fascinating tales of Salida's exciting, and sometimes violent, history. Visitor and residents alike come away with hidden secrets of this unique town.
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1 hour
from $25.65

History On Tap

The favorite tour among our guides. This 2.5-hour stroll is perfect for those wanting a deeper dive into Salida's remarkable history. Plus, you'll visit two bars where you can taste the local beer. BAR TABS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH GUEST. ALCOHOL IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

~ Take a private tour of a famous hotel from 1909
~ Be captivated by the saga of Salida's most famous Marshall
~ See where the infamous fire of 1886 ended
~ See beautiful, 140-year-old 'ghost signs'
~ Visit the spot of Salida's first mortuary
~ Did we mention there is beer?
~ View the beautiful 1890 Salida Opera House
~ Learn fascinating details of beautiful Victorian buildings
~ See the burial site of Loyal Duke, Salida's most beloved dog
~ Walk past historic Union Hotel--discover what made it special
~ Visit the spot of a grisly lynching that made national news
~ Hear how Salida had electricity in 1887 and see the site
~ Discover the story of how Salida funded the town on vice
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120 to 150 minutes
from $41.03

Boos Cruise 21+ Only Ghosts, Murders, & Prostitution

THIS IS A 21+, UNFILTERED VERSION OF THE EARLY GHOST & MURDER TOUR. IT'S DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO WANT SOME ADULT FUN. WITH BOOZE. SPEAKING OF ALCOHOL--BARS TABS ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. ALCOHOL IS NOT PART OF THE PRICE.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way. This tour includes:

~ Shocking details of Salida's only serial killer​ (a total psycho)
~ The location of a vicious lynching (group hug?)
~ The truth of the skin trade in the early days (All we can say here is Ewwwww. Seriously, ew.)
~ We'll visit sites of current ghost hauntings (we have plenty!)
~ Details of a couple of vicious murders
~ We'll stop for courage juice (liquor, if you're slow to catch on)
~ Several guests have seen the infamous woman in a certain downtown window (ghosts not window peeping)

Think pub crawl meets best friends under the sheets telling ghost stories. Only there are no sheets. And we're just here for the money. But yeah. Like that.
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2 to 3 hours
from $32.83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A one hour history tour of downtown Salida with Steve Chapman is a good introduction to the 19th century development of western towns in general and Salida in particular. A river, dueling railroads, mining, ranching, and a cast of colorful characters make for an entertaining...More

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Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the experience

Reviewed September 26, 2019

We took the Ghost tour on our night in Salida. It was really excellent - amusing, thrilling, engaging, informative! Lasted about 90 minutes and we covered about 12 blocks of the historic centre. Steve was a great host and guide, clearly a fountain of knowledge...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

Thank you! We're so happy you had a great experience and appreciate the positive review.

Reviewed September 23, 2019

My husband and I have lived in Salida for years and Steve showed us a side of Salida we never knew! Great tour and I'm looking forward to one of his other tours.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

My wife and I make a point to take ghost tours wherever we travel.so we’ve seen our fair share of wannabes and professionals. In this case, Steve, the owner, proprietor and tour guide, leaves little doubt as to his true interest in seeing his town,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Thank you for the great review! You two were a lot of fun. Very happy you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed July 15, 2019

Steve is extremely knowledgeable; he makes history come alive. His tours in BV and Salida are well worth the time, even for locals.A+

Date of experience: April 2019
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Steve C, Owner at Salida Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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