Ghost Towns & Haunted Places - Visit Colorado Springs

Ghost Towns & Spirits

If you’re looking for the most haunted places and ghost towns in Colorado, there are plenty of ghoulish stops within Colorado Springs as well as nearby Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek and Canon City.

These sites offer eerie beyond-the-grave energy. With a history of tuberculosis, to the scoundrels and debauchery of the Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush residents, spirits are lurking around many corners. There’s no lack of opportunity to bump into something, or someone, that’s not of this world with a few of these haunted places in Colorado.

Colorado Springs

A city with a great history also comes with a deep past. Dark tunnels and Native American lore lend themselves to some unsettling spots around the town.

Manitou Springs

This charming mountain town just west of Colorado Springs was a mecca for Native American worship as well as pagan ritual back in the 70's. Founded on health and wellness after a national bout of tuberculosis, there are many spirits of the people who fell victim to the disease while living or being treated here.

Cripple Creek and Victor

This now American ghost town was the site of the Pikes Peak or Bust gold rush. Settlers sold everything they owned and made the trip to this small town seeking their fortunes. Some struck it rich while other's weren't so lucky.The eery feeling in the old jail and frequent sightings in old hotels help tell the tale.

Cañon City

Also a result of the Pikes Peak or Bust gold rush, this small town just south of Colorado Springs is home to multiple prisons, as well as the Museum of Colorado Prisons. The spooky spot has a jaded past as does the unmarked cemetery nearby.

Ghost Tours

Take a walk on the scary side, literally. Blue Moon Haunted History Tours have been scaring the living with their informative and creeptastic guided adventures for a decade. Various packages are offered all over the region including Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, Fountain and Victor. All of the haunted locations are verified by published facts and have been documented by professional paranormal investigators. Be sure to bring a camera to capture a lasting souvenir of the experience. Offerings from Memorial Day weekend to November 1st. Other times of the year may be available upon request.