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8 Spooky Ghost Tours to Take in Northern Colorado

Todd Sledge October 3, 2023

As October casts its enchanting spell over Northern Colorado, there’s an unmistakable chill in the air, and the leaves take on their fiery autumnal hues. It’s a season of mystery and intrigue, where the veil between the living and the supernatural seems to thin, making it the perfect time to embark on a journey into the unknown.
Northern Colorado, with its rich history and storied past, offers a plethora of haunted tales waiting to be unraveled. If you’re seeking spine-tingling adventures and a glimpse into the region’s paranormal history, you’re in for a treat. Let’s delve headfirst into the spooky season by exploring the captivating world of ghost tours in Northern Colorado, from Fort Collins and Greeley all the way over to the renowned Stanley Hotel in Estes Park.

Fort Collins Ghost Tours

Explore the dark world underneath the streets of Old Town Fort Collins with the regularly scheduled Fort Collins Ghost Tour, hosted by Fort Collins Tours. Your tour guide will take you underground to learn more about local legends, hauntings, ghostly sightings and strange happenings — with stops varying each tour. The tour lasts an hour and 15 minutes and is designed for kids 12 and up. Meet in Old Town Square near the fountain 10 minutes early to check in — and to make sure you’re not left behind! While it’s extra spooky to book a tour during October, Fort Collins Ghost Tours are offered year-round. Purchase your tickets in advance here.

Ghosts & Goodies Tours

Also hosted by Fort Collins Tours, the Ghosts & Goodies Tours is perfect for kids of all ages, as it includes a little bit of spookiness and a lot of sweet treats along the way! You’ll explore favorite haunts and hear about local legends, hauntings, strange happenings, and the most recent ghostly encounters. But along the way, enjoy samples of decadent desserts, chocolate concoctions, and comforting cookies. This family-friendly tour takes about an hour and covers a half mile underneath Old Town. Click here to purchase tickets and get more information, including restrictions and warnings.

Fort Collins Haunted Pub Tours

Fort Collins Tours also offers a 21+ tour exploring the city’s most historic pubs. Experience the old west and hear local ghost stories as you sip on your libations of choice. Drinks are not included in your ticket price but some pubs will offer drink specials. At each spot, the guide will share tales of local history, legends, myths and hauntings, taking your sipping experience to the next level. The tour lasts an hour and a half, and involves walking between pubs a block or two. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

The Stanley Hotel Spirited Night Tour

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is undoubtedly one of the most famous haunted landmarks in all of Colorado. It once housed the upper class during the turn of the nineteenth century, and most notably, horror novelist Stephen King, providing inspiration for his 1977 novel, “The Shining.” Paranormal activity has been reported in the state rooms on the hotel’s main floor, various guest rooms, the fourth floor and the concert hall. If you aren’t brave enough to book a stay at this notorious hotel, you can still immerse yourself in its history with The Stanley Hotel Spirited Night Tour! This 60-minute walking tour takes you through the dark edges of the hotel, experiencing its spirited tales with a knowledgeable storyteller under the ambiance of the moon’s glow. You will have the opportunity to explore, ask questions, and maybe even leave with a few stories of your own! Get more details and book your hour-long “stay” at this hotel here.

Haunted Historic Downtown Greeley Tours

Weld County Paranormal presents its signature tour — their Haunted Historic Downtown Greeley Tours, which explores Downtown Greeley’s historic district to discuss paranormal haunts. This 75-minute walking tour takes you through the most haunted old buildings in Greeley, led by an experienced tour guide who will make the experience engaging and spooky. The tour is offered weekly on Friday nights for those who are 13 and over. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Downtown Greeley Haunted Trick or Drink

Embark on an eerie and enchanting journey through downtown Greeley on Weld County Paranormal’s Haunted Trick or Drink tour, taking place every Friday in October and the first Friday of November exclusively for those 21 and older. While drinks aren’t included in the ticket price, each participating bar will tantalize your taste buds with a special menu, and you’ll be spellbound by the special treats awaiting you at every stop. But don’t worry; you don’t have to indulge in libations to partake in the adventure, you just have to be of legal age to enter a bar. Dive into Greeley’s chilling history during the Prohibition Era, spanning over a century, and immerse yourself in the spirit of the times by dressing up, as the best costume will be rewarded! As you explore haunted locations, they will equip you with investigative tools to uncover the mysteries lurking in downtown Greeley’s shadows. Be sure to dress warmly for the October weather, as you’ll spend much of the night under the moonlit sky. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Linn Grove Graveyard Investigation

Linn Grove Cemetery is one of the most notable historic sites in Greeley — and maybe even one of the most haunted? Weld County Paranormal provides an up-close-and-personal look at this renowned cemetery with their Linn Grove Graveyard Investigation tours, which focuses on the gravesites of those discussed on their Haunted Historic Tour. This tour is held every Thursday during the month of October and the first Thursday of November. With the expert guidance of a special guest, you can learn more about ghost investigation — and even use provided tools to try it for yourself! This investigation is designed for those 18 and over. Tickets can be purchased here.

Haunted History Tours by Step-in-Time Tours

Step into the mystical world of Haunted History Tours by Step in Time Tours, where curiosity and the supernatural converge. Explore the enigmatic ghost towns and historical buildings of Longmont, Loveland, and Erie, led by seasoned psychic medium Dori Spence, whose four-decade-long expertise has bridged the realms between the living and the spirits. Dori’s captivating insights and enthralling tales of Colorado’s historical sites will leave participants mesmerized and craving more knowledge. These hour-and-a-half walking tours offer two distinct experiences: the family-friendly Haunted History Tours, ideal for kids aged 12 and above, and the adults-only Back Alley Ghost Tours, often commencing at 9 p.m. during the fall season. Exact meeting points are disclosed upon registration, and please note that tour payments are accepted in cash or check only. Click here for more information about these tours!

Happy Haunting!

Book one of these ghost tours in Northern Colorado to boost your spirits if you dare!

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