Join us for a mile-high experience of haunting fun!
Join us for a mile-high experience of haunting fun!
Denver Terrors take you through 9-14 different haunted sites around the Capitol Hill area, each one more terrifying than the one before.
Meet your experienced tour guide at the Capitol Building parking lot at 200 E. Colfax at least 15 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure time. The standard tour takes about an hour and walks you through several landmark locations in the area with scary pasts your guide will reveal. If you select the extended tour, you will get another 40 minutes of chilling stories and historical locations!
The Denver Ghost Tours walking route is a great way to see the amazing sites of Denver’s Capitol Hill while also getting your fill of the ghostly atmosphere of the city’s most haunted locations.
While you walk around the Cities impressive Capitol building area see if you can spot the pickled heads of a notorious outlaw gang that terrorized the town, they’ve been missing since a bounty was collected on their heads since the late 19th century!
Nearby Cheeseman park today looks like a beautiful open green space for exercise and picnics, but over 2,000 bodies lie under the turf, after a botched operation to move the old cemetery that lay there. Budget coffins were used, and gravediggers cut corners, dismembering bodies and spreading the pieces into different coffins to save precious space! The dismembered corpses still prowl the park at night, and on foggy days searching for their missing parts.
While genuinely scary this tour is perfect for first time visitors to Denver, and seasoned locals alike! Plus, it is a family-friendly attraction so bring everyone—your kids, friends, or a date—to Denver Ghost Tours! We’ll make sure that you have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night. Keep in mind that tours fill up quickly, so reserve your spot early through our website.
“I have been on multiple ghost tours in the Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA area but this one was the BEST by far. Our guide, Janet DeRuvo, was extremely knowledgeable and gave us amazing information. The tour felt historic and factual rather than gimmicky. That made it even spookier. I highly recommend taking this tour!”
Mountains, Mischief, and Misfortune
Denver may be well-known for its natural beauty and close proximity to the Rocky Mountains, but most people don’t talk about what lurks behind the city’s tourist-friendly façade. As you walk around Denver’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, also known as “Millionaire’s Row,” you will see the great mansions of greedy politicians and cutthroat journalists who made the city what it is today.
If you take our tour you will visit great historical, and haunted locations like the Capitol building, the Sheedy Mansion, and the Newhouse Hotel and learn all about the ghoulish, terrifying, and sometimes flirtatious spirits that haunt the area.
Find out where the inimitable and unsinkable Molly Brown, aspiring socialite and one of the most famous survivors of the sinking of the Titanic, might still show her face. Her apparition still entertains society’s finest and tries to pretend she fits in. In another nearby location hear how a scandalous affair led to a tragic suicide that ended up closing one of the area’s most popular hotels.
Not everyone who comes to Denver finds the peace and natural serenity that they crave, those disturbed individuals have resulted in a number of compelling stories that will thrill and frighten you. Your night-time trip through the scandalous past of Denver’s wealthy elite, as well as a few tales of working-class tragedy, will help you understand that even in Queen City, far above the hustle of the East and West coasts, the darkness of human nature still creeps into the corners of even this serene city.
When the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, and you feel that familiar flutter in the pit of your stomach, you will know the true terror of the Mile High City.
What draws the supernatural to Denver?
For a city that so often highlights the beauty of the natural world, Denver also has a discomforting connection to the supernatural. Our tour offers an uncompromising look at what makes Denver such a compelling haunted location. As the most populous city in Colorado, but with only 600 thousand living souls in the metro area many people have come to the city to escape the pressure of coastal life, only to slowly realize that sometimes you cannot run away from your problems. The tragedy that follows people, as well as more than a few home-grown horrors, are what has made Denver such a hotbed for paranormal activity.
The Croke-Patterson-Campbell house, for example, a regular stop on the tour became so riddled with ghosts that during a recent renovation no guards would stay for more than a couple of nights. Eventually, guard dogs were employed, until one night a dog threw itself from a second-floor window plunging to its death, chased by who knows which of the resident spirits!
The faded luxury of the Capitol Hill area only adds to the feeling of loss humming in the background of each picturesque scene you see. Sure, you can read about the tragedy and failure that underlie the Mile High City’s beautiful exterior, but experiencing its horrifying truth in person, on the very streets the grizzly events took place and at night will help make you feel like you are a part of the city’s otherworldly and macabre history.
Reserve your tour today and experience the side of Denver that you won’t see in the gorgeous postcard-ready vistas.Read sightings & stories!
Our Denver Ghost Tour takes you through 8-13 different sites around the Capitol Hill area, each one with its own colorful past. Meet your experienced tour guide outside of the Colorado State Capitol at 200 E Colfax at least 15 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure time. The standard tour takes about an hour and takes you through several landmark locations in the area. If you select the extended tour, you will get another 30 minutes of chilling stories and historic locations!
The Denver city center walking route is a great way to see the amazing sites of Denver’s Capitol Hill while also getting your fill of the ghostly atmosphere of the city’s most haunted locations. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Denver, and seasoned locals alike!
Our Denver Terrors Ghost Tour is a family-friendly attraction and it is suitable for everyone, so bring your kids, friends, or a date! We’ll make sure that you have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night. Keep in mind that tours fill up quickly, so reserve your spot early through our website.
Tours begin outside of the Colorado State Capitol Building at 200 E Colfax Denver, CO. Tours are held rain or shine. Please note that we do not go inside the buildings, and we do not meet inside. However, you are more than welcome to tour the public locations at your leisure after the tour has ended.
The tour is around 1 hour long, and is 1.1 miles long. If you choose the extended tour, you will get roughly 30 minutes and an additional 0.5 miles after the first tour ends.
Tickets for our Denver Ghost Tours must be purchased in advance, and can be found right here on our website. We will have your name on a roster, so no need to print anything out! Bring your ID and show up ready to start the tour!
Adult tickets are $19; children under 12 $12. The extended tour has an additional cost per person, click ‘Get Tickets’ to find out.
You must attend the tour for the date and time of your purchase. Ghost tours are held rain or shine. Rescheduling may be done upon prior approval, and is subject to a rescheduling fee.
Parking is available at nearby parking garages and lots. Please check your tour time and meeting location in advance so that you may arrive on time. We recommend arriving early to find parking and to ensure that you are not late.
There are lots of reasons you should experience the Denver Terrors, here’s why:
You need a crash course in the history of Denver, Colorado
The gold rush that started Denver, Colorado soon petered out, but the city found new life as a supply hub for new mines in the nearby Rocky Mountains. Add in an oil and gas boom, a militarily strategic location and you soon have a boom town with enough money and opportunity to lure the future ghosts of Denver to their untimely ends in buildings up and down the city.
Our tour spins a whistle-stop ride through the history of Denver out of a route around ‘Millionaire’s Row’, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The characters that built houses and died in them illustrate the great themes and personal histories that built and shaped this spectacular city exactly one mile above sea level.
For example, the Sheedy Mansion, home of a hard-living Irishman who became Denver’s most notorious debt collector, and president of the Colorado National Bank, so disliked by the people of Denver that his death has barely mourned. This house holds many tales of hauntings, of people toiling unjustly for Sheedy, who perhaps roams the streets still reliving the human misery he caused.
You want something the whole family can do in Denver
The route that the Denver Terrors tour takes to show you some of the haunted histories of Denver is just over 1 mile, easily walkable for even the youngest ghost enthusiasts. Our professional and capable tour guides are local experts and deliver stories suitable for the whole family.
The Peabody-Whitehead Mansion for example is the site of many a failed restaurant, the numerous resident spirits won’t leave the silverware alone, and on one occasion a ghost was seen pouring a pitcher of beer down the shirt of a waitress!
The mansion is so haunted it appeared on an episode of TV show Ghost Adventures where many spirits were found, especially in the dark and creepy basement.
You don’t Believe in ghosts, but are giving the supernatural a chance
Even if you don’t see a ghost and aren’t convinced by the grim stories of Denver’s hauntings and take our walk around Denver’s hallowed grounds with a pinch of salt, you are still left with an insightful tour of the history and personalities that made Denver the city it is today.
For example, you will hear about the good work of the gentle, lovelorn ghost of Madge Smiley Reynolds has often been seen pacing the stairs of a modest house on millionaires row, a notable social advocate for the poor and unjustly treated in Denver, she was also friendly with not one but two of the local newspaper owners, having a romantic relationship with Frederick Bonfils, the owner of the Denver Post. They would often ride together on horseback through the wild parts of Denver. The thought of her ghost waiting still to hear the clip-clop of her lovers’ horse approaching down the street is enough to melt the heart of the staunchest non-believer.
We hope you will enjoy the stories of ghostly hauntings and terrifying happenings up in the cold mountain air of Denver. Even here in these peaceful surroundings, bad things do happen and people are people wherever you go. Ghosts abound if you choose to be receptive to their pleas.
In Denver and Not Sure of What to Do?
Denver is a great destination, it has world-class museums, a zoo, and botanical gardens, the famous Coors Brewery and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. And with the mountains on the doorstep, there are hundred outdoor pursuits to undertake. But most of those things close at night. If you want to keep the fun going, after a dinner at one of Denver’s great restaurants a wander around town is probably one thing you might consider, why not take the simple extra step and absorb some local history, some spooky tales and see some places off the beaten track that hold horrid stories and ghastly hauntings.
Our entertaining and knowledgeable guides love relating the history and hauntings of their hometown. Stories like the checkered history of the Newhouse hotel, built after the Silver Crash of 1893 by a German immigrant, who christened it the Hesse Hotel. The place became a notorious place for bad behavior and ended up changing its name after World War II to revitalize its image and avoid anti-German sentiment. It soon fell into disrepair and became a half-way house for sex offenders, drug addicts, and the mentally ill. The tales of death and depravity would fill a large book, it’s cleaned up its act now but the bad energy lingers on in tales of hauntings and misadventure of the most scandalous kind.
A fun and entertaining walk with the Denver Terrors team is a great way to see Denver from a fresh perspective and entertain yourself, your family, or that special someone.
You’re on a tight schedule in Denver
In Denver, Colorado for the weekend, looking for one of the best attractions in the Mile-high City? Your days may be filled with other things, but what about the nights? If you want to get the most out of your time here in the Queen City of the High Plains a Denver Terrors ghost tour is at the ideal time of day to be entertained, learn about this fascinating city and still get a good night sleep as well!
Our tour lasts just over an hour and takes in some classic sights of Downtown Denver, the Capitol, millionaires row, and the vibrant bustle of Colfax Avenue.
Did you know Colfax Avenue is named after Schuler Colfax, local politician and one time Vice President of the United States, a founder member of the Republican Party, and author of the Thirteenth Amendment (abolishing slavery), he resigned in disgrace for taking cash and stock from the Union Pacific Railroad while they built he transcontinental railroad that brought prosperity and growth to Denver.
Hear more about this and many other tales of the city, it’s residents, and their ghosts on the Denver Terrors.
Get an insiders look at the Denver, Colorado culture
Ghosts from the past are unique to the area they haunt, each disembodied spirit a victim of the unique circumstances of the area. Denver is no different. Each entertaining tale of haunting and human misadventure we relate along the gentle walk of Denver Terrors gives you deep insider knowledge and insight into the history, character, and events of Denver’s fascinating past.
Locals take decades to skim the stories we will tell you on the route of just over one mile. Our deeply researched stories spring from the history books and take on life beyond the grave with the supernatural aspect to each tale of hauntings and encounters of the spiritual kind.
Like the tale of the Father’s Day Massacre at the ‘Cash Register’ Building, also known as the Wells Fargo Centre, and the tragic robbery that claimed the lives of four honest men who haunt the vault and the spooky basement to this day. Or the tale of the Donald Fletcher House, owned by a minister turned real estate baron who fled the town leaving the locals to pay his debts. The town pulled through and changed the name and eventually sold the building to the Knights of Colombia. Who to this day see the ghost of one of Donald Fletcher’s servants toiling still, waiting for his masters’ return.
Be a tourist in your own backyard
Even locals stand to learn something if they take a spot or two on the Denver Terrors. Being a Tourist in your home city is a welcome break that doesn’t break the bank. Stay at the haunted Newhouse Hotel and have dinner on Colfax Avenue, then stroll around the corner to learn something new about the Queen City of Colorado.
For instance, the Grosvenor Arms apartments, which are as splendid on the inside as they are on the outside, are haunted in several ways. A heavy breathing ghost in the attic storage areas, a flapper dancer who died at a legendary party here in the 20s who playfully turns off water and outlets. Or the couple destined to be forever apart, he waits anxiously in the lobby, visible only out of the corner of your eye in the Lobby Mirror, while she stalks the 8th floor laundry room, eternally preparing to meet her beau. Find out the stories behind these ghosts you never knew existed on your own doorstep.