October is all about spooky fun, and nothing beats the old bone yard where Doc Holliday is buried for a ghostly good time. For three weekends during the month of Halloween, the Frontier Historical Society brings the ghosts of Glenwood Springs’ past to life in the town’s oldest cemetery.
On the evening of your visit be prepared to encounter apparitions of gunmen, gamblers, fancy ladies and pioneer settlers long since deceased. Along with Doc Holliday, the outlaw Kid Curry likes to make an appearance. Hear their version of events along with the stories of other long-departed residents of Glenwood Springs.
While spiritedly supernatural, the Historic Ghost Walk is a family friendly event that’s especially appropriate for school-aged children. “Ghosts” are portrayed by actors who bring a magical quality to each performance while imparting historical anecdotes about what it was like to live in Glenwood Springs in the late 1880s to early 1900s.
Important Ghost Walk Details
- Tours always sell out, so book your reservations now. Call the Frontier Historical Society at 970-945-4448. Tickets are $18 per person.
- Tours are available at 7, 7:45, 8:30 or 9:15 p.m. on the following:
2. October 24, 25
3. October 31 & November 1
- Be prompt! The dead wait for no one and neither do the tour guides.
- Come prepared to hike up a dirt trail incline to the cemetery. Wear closed shoes. Bring a flashlight or purchase a kerosene lamp for $10.
For additional details about the Historic Ghost Walk, lodging and more go to www.visitglenwood.com.
ABOUT GLENWOOD SPRINGS:
For more information and to book reservations please visit www.visitglenwood.com; 888-445-3696. Glenwood Springs is located between Aspen and Vail, Colorado, 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Denver or 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Grand Junction on Interstate 70 off exit 116.
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Lisa Langer, Vice President of Tourism Marketing
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
Vicky Nash, Media Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc.