Haunted Houses, Spook Walks & Other Halloween Attractions in Colorado Springs
Located in Denver 844-757-5657--> Next open 11/28/23
Denver Terrors: Unearth the Haunting Mile High Secrets In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, where the icy air bites and the towering peaks watch over, lies Denver – the Mile High City. But beneath the majestic Rockies and crisp mountain breeze, an even colder shadow looms. Discover why Denver's Read More
The Fear Complex
Located in Colorado Springs 719-963-8002-->
New location, more terrifying than ever! Explore your deepest fears at the all new FEAR COMPLEX new home of the legendary Haunted Mines. 25,000 sq. ft. of stunning special effects, talented actors, and mind blowing scares! A wondrous yet perplexing discovery was made early this year at the site of Read More
Aftermath Haunted House
Located in Canon City (719) 275-1578-->
Come and witness the horror and darkness of Halloween like never before as you tour the property to the east of the Recreation District. Keep an eye out for terror at every turn; after all, they have already been watching you. “Aftermath” has been rated as one of the top haunts in Colorado for Read More
The Ritual Haunted House
Located in Englewood 7203347547-->
We have a NEW location! STEP INTO THE SWAMP, AND SAY GOODBYE TO THE WORLD YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW. The Ritual begins inside a rickety shack, held up solely by the souls of the damned. You are invited to take part in The Ritual while navigating through a cursed swamp fueled by fear. Suddenly, things Read More
Church of Nightmares
Located in Pueblo 719-696-9546-->
Nestled on the outskirts of Pueblo City Park, shrouded in the mist and mystery, stands the foreboding structure known as the Church of Nightmares. This old church, with its crumbling spires and weathered stone facade, has long been abandoned by the living. However, the restless spirits of the past Read More
HellScream Haunted House
Located in Colorado Springs (719) 963-8002-->
For 15 years this intense, cutting edge, multi story, multi attraction haunted event has thrilled and terrified visitors regularly garnering attention from the likes of NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and the many other national media outlets. Named scariest and best in Colorado numerous years by Team Read More
Haunted Field of Screams
Located in Thornton -->
The Haunted Field of Screams is Colorado’s largest scream park where terror grows fresh every year. Backing the famously haunted Riverdale Road in Thornton, Colorado, the iconic 40-acre corn field attraction will transform into an all-new scream park for the 2018 season. Four contrasting Read More
Fright Acres (ReOpening 2024)
Located in Parker 303-910-2769-->
WELCOME TO FRIGHT ACRES OUTDOOR HAUNTED ATTRACTION! FEATURING REAPERS HOLLOW CEMETERY! Fright Acres Outdoor Haunted Attraction featuring Reapers Hollow Cemetery consists of 4 completely different areas all linked together for one very long trek through different themes and dimensions! Can Read More
Located in Franktown (303) 800-1243-->
WHAT MONSTERS WAIT FOR YOU ALONG THE HAUNTED TRAIL? Wander through the chilling corn maze and find your way ride down to Slaughter Gulch. What will be lurking around each corner and watching each step you take as you make your way through the haunted trail. Read More
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HellScream Haunted House 15+ Years of Fear and Nightmares!
For over a decade and a half, hellscream haunted house has redefined the boundaries of fear, offering an intense, cutting-edge, multi-story, multi-attraction experience that has thrilled and terrified visitors year after year. with an unparalleled dedication to creating heart-pounding moments of horror, hellscream has garnered attention from some of the biggest names in media, including nbc, abc, cbs, fox, and numerous other national outlets. our relentless pursuit of terror has earned us the title of scariest and best in colorado, as recognized by esteemed sources like team hauntarama, scare factor, hauntaholics, mile high haunts, spooky colorado, and many more., crafted by a team of special effects professionals, hellscream stands as a testament to the art of fear. our custom movie-quality special effects, combined with the incredible talents of our actors, transport visitors into a world where nightmares come alive. each attraction boasts a unique theme, meticulously detailed sets, and an ambiance that will leave you questioning reality. from the eerie depths of the abyss to the mind-bending chaos of pandemonium, from the twisted mysteries of insanity manor to the occult horrors of voodoo bayou, every step you take within hellscream is an unforgettable encounter with fear itself., join us this halloween season to experience one of america's premier haunted houses: hellscream haunted house. located at 3021 north hancock, colorado springs co 80907, our haunted attraction promises a level of terror that will stay with you long after you've left. are you brave enough to confront your deepest fears don't miss the opportunity to be part of a legacy of fear that's been terrifying and thrilling audiences for 15 years. get your tickets now, and prepare to enter a world where nightmares become reality at hellscream haunted house., 3021 north hancock, colorado springs co 80907.
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Hellscream reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. You will experience intense audio, lighting, extremely low visibility, strobe lights, fog, damp or wet conditions, moving floors, special effects, sudden actions, and an overall physically demanding environment. You should NOT ENTER this haunted house if you suffer from asthma, heart conditions, prone to seizures, physical ailments, respiratory, or any type of medical problem, or are pregnant, or suffer any form of mental disease, including claustrophobia. Closed Circuit cameras are used throughout this attraction.
DO NOT ENTER the attractions if you are intoxicated, wearing any form of cast, medical brace, using crutches, or have any type of physical limitation. Do not enter the attractions if you are taking medication or using drugs of any type. You will not be admitted if any of these conditions are to be noticed by our staff.
DO NOT ENTER IF YOU SUFFER FROM ASTHMA, HEART CONDITIONS, SEIZURES, OR ANY TYPE OF MENTAL, PHYSICAL, RESPIRATORY, AND/OR MEDICAL PROBLEMS. DO NOT ENTER THE ATTRACTIONS IF YOU ARE NOT PHYSICALLY FIT. ATTRACTIONS REQUIRE GUESTS TO WALK GREAT DISTANCES.
DO NOT smoke, run, eat, or drink inside the attractions. Additionally, there is no touching of the actors, customers, or props inside the attractions. No video or flash photography may be taken inside the attractions. You will not be admitted and asked to leave the property if any of the rules are not followed.
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Scariest Haunted Houses in Colorado
October 10, 2023 by Anne Carlson
Not for the faint of heart; these are the best haunted houses in Colorado. Enter at your own risk!
Aftermath Haunted House ⎪There are four scare nights in October for you to try and make it through the terror filled event. Oh so many directions to go! See if you can make it through the haunted forest. If you’re lucky enough to make it into the house, you won’t want to stay long! 575 Ash St Canon City CO
Creepy Walk in the Woods ⎪The Creepy Walk in the Woods is thrilled to announce that they will once again be celebrating Halloween this October just west of Loveland near the Devil’s Backbone. Mark your calendars and witness this top-rated supernatural event in person Fridays and Saturdays during the following days in October: the 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30th. Hours are 7 to 11pm. $30 per person. Not recommended for children under 11. 1750 Savage Road, Loveland, CO
Fear Complex Haunted House ⎪The Fear Complex is Colorado Spring’s newest and largest haunted attraction. The Haunted Mines has moved into the Fear Complex, Colorado Spring’s newest and largest haunted attraction. One admission price gets you into four haunted distinctly unique areas inside the haunt, including the legendary Haunted Mines. The Fear Complex Haunted House, 2220 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO
Haunted Field of Screams ⎪Venture through all-new, uncharted territory at the Haunted Field of Screams – weave through giant corn stalks, encounter multiple haunted houses and survive the Riverdale Gates of Hell. On this road in the middle of nowhere, evil has found the perfect place to hide. 10451 McKay Rd, Thornton, CO
Terror in the Corn ⎪Terror in the Corn opened its doors in 2001 and has grown into one of the largest Haunted Attractions in Colorado. It is a three-part event you won’t soon forget. The experience begins by climbing into an interactive and totally enclosed trailer that drops you in the middle of a dark and sinister Corn Field. Those fortunate enough to escape its twisted paths are ‘welcomed’ into a Haunted Ghost Town where nightmares greet you at every turn. If you are faint of heart, you might prefer the second attraction, Zombie Paintball Hunt, shooting zombies from the relative safety of their Eradication Vehicle. They also offer a paintball gallery, escape rooms and much, much more. Anderson Farms, 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO
The Empty Grave Haunted House ⎪The Empty Grave is an immersive walk through haunted house. They feature state of the art special effects, special lighting, animatronics and live actors to provide you with a one of a kind haunted house experience that is like no other. 218 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO
The Frightmare Compound ⎪For over 38 years, The Frightmare Compound has been scaring Denver residents, and we have no intention of stopping now. We have something for the whole family at our haunted attraction in Westminster. Whether you’re looking for a fast paced setting to put your problem solving skills to the test, looking to commemorate your time on the compound with a few pictures and a souvenir from the gift shop, or if you’re simply ready for the scares, our horror house is the place to be for Denver residents. 10798 Yukon St, Westminster, CO
13th Floor Haunted House ⎪Located in Denver, it’s rated as one of the top 5 most haunted house in the United States. Make your way through the streets as you encounter hordes of the living dead. Can you stomach the dismay long enough to survive? Or will you become one of the undead who roams the streets? At The 13th Floor Denver, thrill seekers can brave attractions such as Cursed: The Ritual and Undead: Abominations. Will you be able to handle them both? 3400 E. 52nd Avenue, Denver CO
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Spooky Stops in the Pikes Peak Region
If you’re looking for the most haunted places and ghost towns in Colorado, there are plenty of ghoulish stops within the Pikes Peak Region from Colorado Springs to nearby Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek and Canon City.
These sites offer eerie beyond-the-grave energy. With a history of tuberculosis and the 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.
Haunted Places in 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.
This cemetery was part of Colorado Springs before the town was formally founded in 1871. People were buried there dating back to the 1860s. While the cemetery itself may be haunted, the presence many have experienced is in the small Chapel that was built to store caskets and for services in 1910.
After many years, the usage of the building declined and quickly fell into disrepair. Cemetery workers using the basement for supplies have seen dark figures. Will Deboer Jr., cemetery manager since 1992, worked to receive funds to restore the building as well as have it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the tour for the designation was being conducted, the woman representing the organization felt a negative force move through her entire body and quickly left. The cemetery was even featured on Biography Channel's My Ghost Story .
NORTH CHEYENNE CANON
Native American lore told the story of an Indian God named Manitou throwing the devil into the canyon facings the heavens. The Devil’s Horns rock formation can be found there today. Tales of a local cheating gambler being thrown into the canyon, as well as the finding of other remains from the 1800s as almost a dumping ground for riff-raff, live on.
GOLD CAMP ROAD/TUNNELS
This location is a popular hangout for high schoolers and teens, especially on summer nights. When the tunnels were built in the 1800s – it’s said that many workers died building the tunnels. There have been rumblings of a school bus accident ranging from a suicidal driver to an oncoming train. Today, many drive through the 2nd tunnel waiting for the car to be moved after putting it in park and turning off the lights. Others have said to see apparitions of men in cloaks. The third tunnel, you are not able to drive through but you can peek in after a short hike to this spooky spot.
Haunted Places in Manitou Springs
This charming mountain town just west of Colorado Springs was a hub for Native American worship as well as pagan ritual back in the 70s. 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. Manitou Springs is a stunning and small community that's rich in history, legends and ghost stories. It's no wonder people travel from all over for paranormal experiences.
This site, in Manitou Springs, sits at 7,300+ feet above sea level. Back when tuberculosis was common and sufferers traveled to Manitou Springs seeking the healing springs and mountain air, Emma Crawford made her trip for a cure as well. Alas, she died at the tender age of 19. Her last wish was to be buried on the summit of nearby Red Mountain. Her fiancée, along with 11 other men, obliged and carried her remains to the summit for burial. After years of stormy weather and erosion, her remains washed down the side of the mountain. Because of this unsettling upheaval, many still believe that Emma haunts the mountain today; some have even seen her. There are trails on the side of the mountain to visit the site of her grave. A stop in the Manitou Springs haunted Cemetery will show an unmarked grave in remembrance of Emma. Annual coffin races are held in her honor down Manitou Avenue every October.
BRIARHURST MANOR ESTATE
This historic Inn was the home of Dr. Bell and his family in 1874 during the dark plague of tuberculosis in the area. Many who suffered from the disease traveled to Manitou Springs to seek the healing powers of the springs themselves. Briarhurst was the Bell's summer home until 1922. Later the Manor was purchased and turned into a fine-dining establishment. Today, paranormal activity is intense. The Briarhurst was so active that the Atlantic Paranormal Society from SyFy Channel's show Ghost Hunters investigated the property with plenty of content for a 2009 episode. Find out for yourself if this historic inn is as scary as it appears. Cameras are encouraged but any unusual findings must be shared!
CAVE OF THE WINDS MOUNTAIN PARK
The Cave of the Winds in Williams Canyon north of Manitou Springs has been a visitor attraction since 1881. Before then, the Native American people who frequented the mineral springs at Manitou knew of the open gorge that holds the cave's main entrance. The Jicarilla Apaches in New Mexico reported in 1960 that they believe the Cave of the Winds is home to the Great Spirit of the Wind, and that anyone entering the cave could become twisted in both body and mind by the twisting movement of the wind passing through the open gorge. Only the bravest tribe members will enter the cave's entrance chamber.
The reopening of the historic Manitou Grand Caverns section to public lantern tours has resulted in numerous reports by staff, visitors and cave explorers of spooky happenings. Management has invited several paranormal teams to investigate the cave in the last decade. The Manitou Grand Caverns was featured in a 2012 episode of the Biography Channel series, "My Ghost Story," detailing one paranormal investigation by The Spirit Chasers.
Haunted Places in Cripple Creek & Victor
This 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 others weren't so lucky. The eery feeling in the old jail and frequent sightings in old hotels help tell the tale.
THE JAIL MUSEUM
This location was the Teller County Jail for more than 90 years. The red-brick building housed many dark characters during the Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush and thereafter. Accounts of paranormal activity include hearing laughter from what used to be the solitary confinement cell, sightings of small children who quickly disappear and even “white noise” recorded on audiotape. A recent investigation was conducted by Mountain Peak Paranormal Investigations who detected activity. The museum offers special lock-ins where visitors can spend the night with the spirits in one of the cells as well as try to detect activity with the Mountain Peak Paranormal Investigators.
Now permanently closed, this property may be one of the most haunted hotels in the entire state of Colorado. It's said to be frequented by the spirit of the original owner, George Long, and his daughter Alice. As George married his first cousin, it’s believed that is why Alice was born with a severe mental disorder. Eventually, she became so unruly that she had to be locked in the couple’s apartment next to the hotel. One day, George “fell” down the stairs and perished, although stories say Alice hit him with a skillet in the head before he plummeted to his demise. Staff reports if the doors are closed, scratching can be heard on the other side. George’s ghost is a bit cheekier playing the slots at night when the casino is closed. The location was featured on an episode of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures.
COLORADO GRAND CASINO & HOTEL
Home of Maggie’s restaurant, guests may catch a glimpse of Maggie, herself, if frequenting the hotel. Oftentimes at night, music and voices can be heard from the ballroom, slots clinging and clanging after hours and even the hotel’s security cameras have caught Maggie in her period clothing. After being stowed away, the tapes mysteriously disappear. The property was also featured on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures Cripple Creek episode .
HOTEL ST. NICHOLAS
Originally built as a hospital during the boom of the Pikes Peak or Gold Rush, the hotel has a few haunting additions. One of the most seen apparitions is “Stinky” who stands behind a staircase and is often followed by a sewage-like stench. Another, a half-missing miner, is sometimes spotted along with a little boy known as “Pete” who often steals cigarettes and other items. Many of the paranormal beings are believed to be from the mental ward of the hospital which finally closed its doors in 1970 before opening again as the hotel.
VICTOR LOWELL THOMAS MUSEUM - VICTOR, CO
The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum has had its fair share of unusual activity. At the museum, a young boy named Jake seems to wander through the rooms and sometimes makes noises that rattle the nerves of staff and visitors. Upstairs in the museum, the glasses of Lowell Thomas have been reported to move from their resting place in one display room to another. Paranormal investigations of the basement in recent years revealed some interesting images – one in which appears to be a uniformed man standing among the shadows. Contractors working in the basement and upstairs have reported an unexplained presence and in past years, several staff members have refused to venture to the upper level where they heard voices of a small girl. The museum holds paranormal investigations during special events.
Haunted Places in Cañon City
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.
MUSEUM OF COLORADO PRISONS
This location, straight from one of Colorado's ghost stories, welcomes visitors to explore the history of Colorado Corrections. Individual audio tours guide visitors through 32 cells, filled with exciting exhibits and life-sized models that link the past to the present in a dramatic presentation. Other artifacts and exhibits include the last hangman's noose and the gas chamber used in Colorado for an execution, confiscated weapons (some used for actual murders), contraband and more. If this doesn't give you a bit of the creeps, the mannequins used to depict many exhibits might just do the trick. Mountain Peak Paranormal Investigators offer guided investigations throughout the year on-site.
GREENWOOD CEMETERY’S WOODPECKER HILL
The bluff that sits above Greenwood Cemetery doesn’t hold the revered members of society. A resting place for dead prisoners, the wooden place markers that have been damaged by woodpeckers give the eerie spot its namesake. Discover the shady characters whose remains lie deep within Woodpecker Hill.
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Entertainment, entertainment | 9 denver-area haunted houses, from spooky corn mazes to haunted mines, get some uniquely colorado scares this halloween at elitch gardens’ fright fest, 13th floor haunted house and more.
Colorado is home to several ghost towns , thanks to miners who settled throughout the Rocky Mountains in search of gold and silver.
But if you’re looking for a spooky experience without having to hike through a mountain ghost town this fall, hair-raising scares await at these nine haunted houses near Denver. Don’t forget to pack a mask, as COVID-19 restrictions vary and are subject to change.
Haunted Field of Screams
- When: Open some Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31
- Where: 10451 McKay Road, Thornton
- Cost: $29.99-$54.99
- More info: hauntedfieldofscreams.com
The 40-acre cornfield that comprises the Field of Screams is said to be located off one of the most haunted roads in Colorado. As the story goes, Riverdale Road is home to many restless souls, including a man who went mad and burned down his mansion with his family inside. All that’s left are the iron gates, known as the Gates of Hell, which thrill-seekers can check out along with multiple haunted houses and a spooky corn maze.
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Elitch Gardens Fright Fest
- When: Weekends through Oct. 31
- Where: 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
- Cost: $44.99-$74.99
- More info: elitchgardens.com/fright-fest
Don your best costume and head to Elitch Gardens to enjoy amusement park rides with a side of spook. By day, the theme park is kid-friendly with costume contests and a Trick-or-Treat Trail in Kiddieland. But once the sun goes down, the ghosts and ghouls come out to scare. Walk through the multiple haunted houses (extra fee required) and catch The Enigma performing “live danger and unrated comedy” on The Big Wheel Stage, according to a press release.
- When: Select dates through Oct. 30
- Where: 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver
- Cost: $18 for members, $20 general admission
- More info: mollybrown.org/victorian-horrors
If you love ghost stories, gather ’round at Denver’s historic Molly Brown House Museum for Victorian Horrors, a ghoulish show where actors read classic horror tales such as “Frankenstein” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” New this year are two sign language presentations on Oct. 21 and 22 for those with hearing impairments.
13th Floor Haunted House
- When: Select dates through Nov. 13
- Where: 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
- Cost: $19.99-$109.99
- More info: 13thfloorhauntedhouse.com
The monsters are out in full force at the 13th Floor in Denver this year, with three new attractions at this haunted house. First is Frostbite, a cryogenics lab where scientists are bringing the frozen dead back to life. But as many well-intentioned plans go, the experiment runs off the rails. Next, attendees can enter Doll Maker, billed as the former home of a Victorian toy-maker whose spirit inhabits the cute (creepy?) porcelain dolls. And finally, there’s Bad Blood, which brings a longstanding feud between werewolves and vampires to the city streets. Take the edge off at the Shriekeasy bar or with outdoor games available onsite.
- When: Select dates through Nov. 6
- Where: 3021 N. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs
- Cost: $22-$56
- More info: hellscreamhaunt.com
Bring your fear of clowns to this haunted house in Colorado Springs, where a mysterious train crash has authorities searching for Jack Slaughter of the Slaughter Brothers Circus and his band of murderous clowns. The site of the crash is Dr. Von Helton’s manor, where some folks exposed to toxic waste are being sequestered on the top floor. Combo tickets ($38) are available to visit this attraction and the related Haunted Mines.
- Where: 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs
- More info: hauntedmines.org
Located beneath Colorado Springs are the remnants of an abandoned mining town, recently unearthed by excavators. But questions remain about the site, specifically why residents suddenly fled and why they buried it. So far, excavators have found unique insects such as enormous arachnids that inhabit the area and a curious note to a Dr. Von Helton that offers clues about the town’s mysterious demise. Combo tickets ($38) are available to visit this attraction and the related HellScream.
The Frightmare Compound
- Where: 10798 Yukon St., Westminster
- Cost: $29.99-$52.99
- More info: thefrightmarecompound.com
The Frightmare Compound is said to be haunted by the ghost of its founder, Brad Holder. You may encounter him in the haunted house, the monster museum or in any of the mini escape rooms. For an extra thrill, go during one of the compound’s Lights Out special events and see if you’re really afraid of the dark.
Terror in the Corn
- When: Select dates through Oct. 31
- Where: 6728 County Road 3 ¼, Erie
- Cost: $30-$48
- More info: terrorinthecorn.com
According to legend, twins Charles and Mildred Wells, the owners of the 19th century Wells Hotel in Erie, had sadistic pleasures. Guests would come for a cheap drink and room as they traveled through the area, but some were never able to continue their journeys. Instead, the siblings would set them loose in a field and hunt them during a little game they called Terror in the Corn. The site is now called Anderson Farms, but rumor has it the twins’ spirits still reside there. Join the zombie paintball hunt (extra fee) if you dare.
Monster to Midnight
- Where: 500 16th St., Denver
- Cost: $27-$35
- More info: distortionsmonsterworld.com/monster-to-midnight
Denver’s Distortions Monster Museum is a year-round home to zombies, gargoyles and life-sized ghouls. But through Halloween, it’s open after hours for those looking to indulge in spine-tingling entertainment and extra spooks.
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12 Most Haunted Places in Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs has plenty of haunted locations, but while some of them are the types of places you would certainly expect to see on a list of haunted places such as cemeteries and old hotels, there are also some more unusual spots like local shops and fast food outlets!
Let’s take a look at the 12 most haunted places in Colorado Springs, CO:
1. Ghouls Gulch Haunted House
Ghouls Gulch Haunted House is one of the more unique places on our list because it is actually a staged haunted attraction! However, even though most of the scares here are purely theatrical, the property is genuinely haunted!
The attraction was once the Old Cowboys Night Club, which has had more than its fair share of strange happenings! There was once a spot on the dance floor called ‘dead mans curve’ because of the number of people who dropped dead there! From time to time, real life apparitions are spotted within the creepy attraction!
2. THE AVENUE HOTEL B&B, Manitou Springs
Just west of Colorado Springs sits the historic Avenue Hotel B&B. Built in 1886 as a boarding house, this pleasant and unsuspecting inn is home to several spirits, the majority of whom are children, though there’s apparently a coachman that used to visit here during the gold rush era.
The owner has reported several strange happenings over the years, including disembodied laughter, phantom footsteps running down the hallway, inexplicable light anomalies, and lights being switched on and off by unseen hands. Paranormal investigators have conducted many investigations here and caught some really interesting evidence, including EVP’s and strange images on photographs.
3. The Antlers Hotel BOOK A ROOM
The Antlers Hotel boasts 3 different ghostly residents. One of the spirits is most often spotted hanging out in ‘Judge Baldwins’ bar.
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The second ghost is a lady in a long dress who is seen coming down the back stairs.
Finally, the third ghost is a young girl who committed suicide on prom night in the 1970s. She is usually seen in one of the back rooms.
4. Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery was actually there before the town of Colorado Springs was formally founded back in 1871. There are records of people being buried in the cemetery from the 1860s, so you can probably imagine why this is one of the most haunted places in Colorado Springs.
The majority of the paranormal activity reported here seems to be centered on the small chapel built in the cemetery in 1910. It was intended to be used for funeral services and also for storing the caskets ahead of burial. Still, unfortunately, the building ended up falling into a state of disrepair after the demand for services in the chapel declined.
Soon it was only used as storage space for maintenance workers, many of whom have reported seeing dark figures in the basement area when they go down there to retrieve supplies.
Their stories have been backed up by an experience from a representative of the National Register of Historic Places who was given a chapel tour when the cemetery manager attempted to secure funding and listed status in 1992 to restore the building.
When the representative toured the building to evaluate it for designation as a historical place, she experienced a negative force passing through her entire body, prompting her to make a hasty exit!
5. Colorado School For the Deaf and Blind
Colorado School For the Deaf and Blind was built in Colorado Springs in 1874. Some of the deaf students have reported seeing ghosts in various parts of the school, including the dorms and the gym. Those who can hear have also reported some bizarre noises coming from the basement, which is said to be the building’s scariest area.
Please note this school is in operation and does not allow trespassers.
When you think about the most haunted places in your town, your first thought probably isn’t the local fast food joint, but believe it or not, one of the most haunted places in Colorado Springs is the local branch Arby’s.
Sometime in the mid-nineties, the manager was shot in the parking lot by one of her employees. It is believed that she is the one who is responsible for some unexplained events in the restaurant.
People often comment on hearing unexplained whispering in the lobby, and things often seem to get moved around when nobody in there. On several occasions, staff members have put the chairs on the tables to clean the floors and then went to another area only to return and find the chairs taken back down.
Some people even claim to see the apparition of a woman in the kitchens. Staff more or less refuse to work by themselves, and we can’t say we blame them!
7. BRIARHURST MANOR ESTATE, MANITOU SPRINGS
Just a short drive west of Colorado Springs lies Manitou Springs, another resort city, nestled under the gaze of Pikes Peak. And in it also lies one of the most haunted locations in Colorado, Briarhurst Manor.
Built in 1889 this historic inn was the home of Dr. Bell and his family who founded the city of Manitou Springs in 1872.
The master bedroom is the most active of all. You can expect to see small child footprints leading out of the room down to where the Bell’s children slept. Other guests have reported hearing strange noises and voices coming from the upper floors or basement, and visitors and staff members often claim the feeling of being touched or bumped into by an unseen force.
The Briarhurst Manor Estate now offers event space and A La Carte dining in a romantic setting. Be warned, if you’re sat in the restaurant you may just catch a glimpse of one of the Bell children playing outside or the white figure of a skeleton woman walking the grounds!
8. Gold Camp Road/Tunnels
Gold Camp Road and Tunnels is a location that is very popular with the local teenagers in Colorado Springs. Youngsters love to hang out there in summer, and many of them have experienced things that they cannot quite explain!
The tunnels were built in the 1800s, and it is said that some of the construction workers died during the building. Several unsubstantiated tales of a school bus that was apparently struck by a train, possibly even because the bus driver was suicidal.
Whatever the true story really is, the fact remains that the tunnels are a spooky place packed full of secrets. The second tunnel is a popular spot for people to put their car in park and turn off the lights to see if the vehicle is pushed.
Others describe seeing several apparitions of men in cloaks! The 3rd tunnel is not accessible, but many have peered into the gloomy tunnel and seen strange shadows and unexplained lights!
9. Coronado High School
Coronado High School first opened in the seventies, and at the time, the on site pool was also open to the public.
There is a story that says one of the lifeguards invited his girlfriend and her little sister to come down and go swimming after the pool had closed. The couple were making out in the coach’s office and were not watching the young girl, and she ended up drowning.
Sometimes in the early morning, the ghost of a little girl in a bathing suit is seen in the far corner of the pool, and sometimes swimmers say that something touches them under the water when nobody is near them.
10. Garden of the Gods
At one time, The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs was an Indian Burial Ground. These days it is said to be the site of a range of paranormal activity. Some of the most common reports include tourists feeling a presence in their car as they drive past.
There are also many reports of cars simply dying completely in the middle of the road and being found the next day empty with the doors all lying open. Some drivers have also reported that their brakes fail as they pass.
11. Cheyenne Canyon
Another of the most haunted places in Colorado Springs is Cheyenne Canon, which has a long history with local American Indian tribes. The ancient Native American lore tells of a God named Manitou who is said to have thrown the devil into the canyon facing the heavens.
To this day, a rock formation is known as ‘The Devil’s Horns’ can be seen marking the spot where the devil was thrown! However, it is not the devil who is said to haunt the area. In fact, the spirit haunting the area is said to belong to a cheating gambler who was thrown from the same spot!
There have been human remains dating to the 1800s discovered in the canyon, suggesting that it has become something of a dumping ground for undesirables! No wonder it is haunted!
12. Harrison High School Auditorium
It is believed that the ghost of a young man called Malcolm is haunting the auditorium. There have been lots of reports of phantom footsteps on the stage and the catwalk above.
Some people have also reported strange unexplained lights glowing on the catwalk.
On one occasion a young woman working on the catwalk slipped and would most likely have fallen to her death had it not been for the fact that someone grabbed her and pulled her to safety.
However, when she turned there was no sign of anyone. She does recall feeling a breath on her cheek almost as though someone had kissed her gently.
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Ready to scream? 10 haunted houses to visit this season
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Colorado has a ton of haunted houses to visit each year. So gather up some friends and seek some scares…if you dare. Below is a roundup of some of the most chilling haunted houses (and more) that Colorful Colorado has to offer. Some are close to campus, while others may require some travel time. Regardless, you’re guaranteed to have a boo-tiful time.
3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver $24.99–$99.99 The 13th Floor haunted house is named after the unlucky number 13. This year’s attractions are called, The Deadlands, Repossessed and Fairytale Nightmare. In the Deadlands, participants will find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world trying to uncover the truth of how a virus was released. During Repossessed, you will face Mara the Nun. Finally, in Fairytale Nightmare visitors face villains of the fairytale world. Additional activities include a bar, tarot reading, No Name's Curtain Chaos and more.
Horror Theatre Haunted House
4504 S Independence St., Denver Free admission If you’re tight on money this time of year, Horror Theatre Haunted House has you covered. You are allowed to enter free of charge (save for your soul). The theme of the attraction is a long forgotten movie theater, but you may just enter a horror film by mistake.
The Empty Grave
218 Kimbark St., Longmont $20–$50 Take an immersive walk through a haunted house. Lighting, animatronics, actors, special effects and more will be featured. The haunt is held at the abandoned Longmont Foods Co. processing plant. Here, it is rumored that the plant was processing something other than poultry.
Movie screenings, haunted halls, themed activities at the Rec and more—there are tons of options for celebrating Halloween and scoring free candy this month. Check out upcoming Halloween events for students .
Haunted Field of Screams
10451 McKat Road, Thornton $29.99–$39.99 The Haunted Field of Screams backs Riverdale Road, a famously haunted pathway in Thornton. This 40-acre corn field has plenty of uncharted territory to weave through. Watch out for what lurks in the shadows.
The Frightmare Compound
10798 Yukon St., Westminster $29.99–$59.99 per person The Frightmare Compound is Colorado’s oldest haunted house, and this year, they’re celebrating their 40th year of fright. When visiting the compound, you’ll find yourself wandering with no light guiding the way. With so much experience under their belt, The Frightmare Compound ensures a horrific experience.
World’s Scariest Haunted House
10500 W Bowles Ave., Littleton $23–$40 The World’s Scariest Haunted House is said to live up to its name. You may want to skip this one if you’re afraid of chainsaws. Don’t forget to snag this $3 off coupon .
301 Englewood Parkway, Englewood $25–$40 The Ritual, just south of Denver, will make you question reality. The experience begins in a rickety shack that leads to a gloomy swamp. It is said that previous victims lurk in the water, waiting to claim your soul.
Terror in the Corn
6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie (Anderson Farms) $39–$130 While its not your average haunted house experience, Terror in the Corn may be even more frightening. In 2022, The Scare Factor rated it the best haunted house in Colorado and the third best in the nation.
Dark Side of The Abbey
3011 US-50, Cañon City $25–$40 The Dark Side of The Abbey is located in an abandoned monastery inside the grounds of the Holy Cross Abbey. Although it is a few hours away from Boulder, once you get there you will experience a thrilling, heart-racing time in a real-life monastery.
3021 N Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs $24–$64 If you’re up for a bit of a drive, HellScream provides a horrific, circus-themed experience. The house has been around for 15-plus years and has a story centered around a circus train crash, which took many lives.
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