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Cripple Creek Ghost Tour

Journey with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a spooky stroll through Cripple Creek’s dark underbelly and prepare to meet the ghosts that lurk in the shadows.

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Beyond the stunning mountain of Colorado’s backdrop is a city rife with mystery, mayhem, and murders. Join our Cripple Creek ghost tour to uncover the city’s darkest secrets and haunted buildings that continue to house the dead.

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Why You Need to Take a Cripple Creek Ghost Tour

We’ll have your heart racing and your mind intrigued while you discover the secrets of the famously haunted Cripple Creek District. This seemingly serene town has seen its fair share of destruction and debauchery. From the sinister deeds of Wild West gamblers to the wickedness of the Red Light District, there’s almost no end to the horrors that spawned the ghosts of Cripple Creek. There’s an entire ghostly underworld that comes alive at night, and our Cripple Creek ghost tour will take you to the haunted locations that thrive in the dark.

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Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Christy Clark
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
John James
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Jesse Peters
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Why is Cripple Creek So Haunted?

Bob Womack had no idea what wealth awaited him and the rest of the United States when he rolled into the mineral-rich caldera that became Cripple Creek. Nor did he know what horrible atrocities would occur in the name of greed. The drunken miner finally convinced people that he was telling the truth and made 33 people become millionaires in the process.

Cripple Creek began to flourish as hundreds flocked to make their riches at the nearby El Paso Lode. Brothels, saloons, and hotels popped up to accommodate the hungry and often violent population. Horrendous fires, started by a red-light district worker and her boyfriend, tore the city asunder in 1896. It left 3,600 people homeless, and now strange lights bounce in the fields to act as ghostly reminders of this terrible incident. Murders became common. Victims of rage and ruin haunt the renovated buildings from this dangerous time.

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By the 1930s, the mines began to dry up, and so did the town’s lively reputation. Cripple Creek found itself in a rut and struggled to get by. Many of its citizens did what they could, but judging by the amount of ghosts hanging around today, some didn’t fare so well. The old brothels and Casinos shuttered while the hotels catered to more ethereal guests.

The town began to bounce back in the 70s, but it wasn’t until 1991, when gambling was legalized, that Cripple Creek bounced back to its former glory. The casinos came alive with the sounds of electronic machines, and people once again attempted to make millions. But it seems the spirits of miners, cowboys, and criminals came back to life as well. Find out what spooky truths are waiting for you on a Cripple Creek ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours.

Why should you tour with us?

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You Know There Must Be More to the Story

Cripple Creek’s museums do a fantastic job of introducing visitors to local history, but they don’t tell the whole story. Join a ghost tour for the juicy secrets, gruesome tales, and hair-raising legends you won’t learn anywhere else.

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You Just Arrived In Town

First visit to Cripple Creek? Learn the lay of the land while listening to unforgettable stories and memorable historical moments as you’re shown around town by an expert guide. Ghost tours are an amazing way to get to know a new city!

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You’re Staying in a Haunted Hotel

We know this may come as a shock, but many of the hotels in this town are haunted. If yours didn’t make our tour, you might be able to sleep easy, but if it did, you’ll learn exactly what kind of spirits you’re dealing with and how to best stay on their good side!

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You Didn’t Hit the Jackpot in the Casinos

Feeling down after a night at the casino where Lady Luck was definitely not by your side? After hearing tales of murder, betrayal, and torture, you’ll be left feeling lucky that things in your life really aren’t so bad after all.

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You Loved Our Denver Tour

Cripple Creek is a popular day trip from Denver, and we’ve found that once people take one of our ghost tours, they can’t wait to do another! Our Denver Terrors Tour has become one of the top spooky things to do in Colorado, and the frightening fun continues here in Cripple Creek.

Most Haunted Places in Cripple Creek, CO

Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel is plagued by the ghosts of former visitors and even a wheelchair-bound owner who fell down the stairs to their death in the 1940s.

Old Homestead Parlor House

An extremely haunted museum dedicated to an 1895 brothel whose owner tragically overdosed on morphine/

Palace Hotel

Various people have owned one of the first buildings in Cripple Creek, The Palace Hotel, and it carries signs of one former owner when a mysteriously lit candle appears.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt to distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.
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