Haunted Places in Estes Park, Colorado



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    Stanley Hotel

    Estes Park, Colorado

    Anyone who is vaguely interested in haunted hotels will have heard of the Stanley Hotel. The Stanley claims it is the inspiration for the haunted horror of  Stephen King's The Shining and with a long oral history of "ghostly adventures" occurring there, the Stanley is well aware of the money ...


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    Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch

    Estes Park, Colorado

    At this late-1800s historic lodge, said to be one of the area's most haunted hotels, folks have been witnessing haunts for decades, and many of the ghosts date back to the time when the place was a cattle ranch in the 1870s. Those who want to know more can take ...


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    The Baldpate Inn

    Estes Park, Colorado

    Built in 1917 by Gordon and Ethel Mace, the place stayed in the family until 1986. Folks say Ethel and Gordon weren't ready to part with it, though. Ethel's ghost sits in a wing-back rocking chair near a fireplace with her feet up, reading the Bible, in an old storage ...


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    Inn of Glen Haven

    Glen Haven, Colorado

    6.5 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Rumored to be haunted by a number of apparitions, the inn closed after sustaining serious damaged during floods. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    City Star Brewing Company

    Berthoud, Colorado

    23.8 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Since this building was taken over by the brewing company, staff and visitors have reported various accounts of poltergeist activity. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    La Vita Bella Coffee House

    Longmont, Colorado

    26.4 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This old-fashioned café is housed in a building that was formerly a telephone company. Staff and diners claim to have heard antique telephones ringing from nowhere, and have smelt cigar smoke from a bygone era. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sun Rose Cafe

    Longmont, Colorado

    26.5 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Employees have reported seeing a woman in a colourful skirt and apron arranging things on a shelf that is no longer there. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Elite Barber Shop

    Longmont, Colorado

    26.5 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The ghost of a former barber, Shorty, is said to roam the shop after hours. A photograph of Shorty hangs on the barber shop wall near the front door paying homage to the spirit. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dickens Tavern

    Longmont, Colorado

    26.6 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Spectral figures have been seen, and all manner of paranormal activity have been reported at this tavern.


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    Avery House

    Fort Collins, Colorado

    27.3 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The beautiful sandstone Avery House, built in 1879 for Franklin and Sara Avery and their three children, is now used as a history museum. The museum is thought to be haunted by Avery family members. Some reports say an unhappy child's spirit haunts the middle bedroom upstairs and other spirits ...


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    Hotel Boulderado

    Boulder, Colorado

    27.8 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This early 1900s hotel building is said to be haunted and Rooms 302 and 304 as the most so. In these rooms witnesses have seen apparitions and have experienced electrical disturbances and disembodied voices. These rooms are said to be the site of a double suicide. A chloroformed himself to ...


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    Boulder Theater

    Boulder, Colorado

    27.9 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The theater's ghost is named George Paper, in life a theater manager in the 1940s. He was hanged accidentally by some dangling wiring. George has been known to show up as an apparition, turn lights off and on, turn on bathroom faucets, and open the bathroom doors. Several witnesses have ...


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    The College Inn

    Boulder, Colorado

    28.4 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Sadly, this building was recently (2013) demolished due to asbestos issues. At the former inn, the south side of the third floor used to be a hot spot for supernatural activity. Witnesses have seen smoky forms, bloodlike stains that appear on the walls, and elevator doors that open and close ...


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    University of Colorado - Macky Auditorium

    Boulder, Colorado

    28.6 miles from Estes Park, CO

    According to campus legend, Macky Auditorium has two ghosts. One is a young woman who was raped and murdered by a janitor in the 1960s when he found her practicing her opera singing. Although there sadly has been no phantom opera singing, a ghostly organ plays by itself late at ...


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    Holiday Inn Holidome - Plaza Hotel

    Fort Collins, Colorado

    30.6 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The former Holiday Inn Holidome, now the Plaza Hotel, is said to be haunted by a little girl who likes to play tricks by hiding things or turning the A/C on full blast. She could be found in a room across the hall from the king suite. Also, a male ...


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    Empire Restaurant - Pasquinis

    Louisville, Colorado

    34.4 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Formerly Pasquini's, a pizzeria, the Empire Restaurant now occupies the building. The building is rumored to be haunted by a young woman who was shot to death while trying to break up a fight here during the turn of the century, when it was a gambling hall. Witnesses say they ...


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    Old Louisville Inn

    Louisville, Colorado

    34.5 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Employees working late hours in this historic restaurant have reported hearing coughing and ghostly voices, as well as feeling an unseen presence in the attic. Other reports indicate that a disembodied hand has been seen operating the cash register. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Central City Opera House

    Central City, Colorado

    39.8 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This historic opera house was the first in town, and is haunted by at least three ghosts. These include a former doorman, an actor who drank himself to death and a long dead female patron. Staff claim to occasionally smell alcohol and cigar smoke when no one is around, ...


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    Gilpin Hotel Casino

    Black Hawk, Colorado

    39.8 miles from Estes Park, CO

    At this establishment, witnesses have reported seeing a female apparition on the second floor. Her name is said to be Lucille, and folks in the know say she committed suicide here upon finding out that her boyfriend was killed in a mining mishap.


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    Lace House Museum

    Central City, Colorado

    39.9 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This historic house was moved from its original location due to the demand of the casino economy, and it is unclear as to whether the ghosts that inhabited the old building moved with it. In any case, workers and visitors used to report ghostly laughter, disembodied footsteps and a ...


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    Chateau L'Acadienne

    Central City, Colorado

    40.2 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This 1870's bed and breakfast inn was built during the gold rush era, and is rumoured to be haunted. Guests claim to have encountered the apparition of a young woman in an old-fashioned dress, who has been known to move jewellery around rooms at night. Word is though ...


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    Peck House Hotel

    Empire, Colorado

    43.3 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This former house hotel is now a private residence, so please respect the owners privacy. Hidden deep in the mountains, this hotel was rumoured to be haunted by at least two ghosts. The first was that of a male owner who was thrown from his carriage and died. His ...


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    University of Northern Colorado

    Greeley, Colorado

    43.4 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The University of Northern Colorado is said to be haunted by ghosts both real and imaginary. "Edith" was created when photographer Barry Gutierrez made a series of ghostly photographs starring dance student Jamie Mills, but real disembodied spirits are said to linger here as well, from a ghost who stacks ...


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    Pete and Macs

    Northglenn, Colorado

    43.4 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Has been a doggie daycare (Pete & Macs, Comfy K9 etc.) security cameras have caught garbage can lids flying off. It will be quiet in the dog boarding room and then all of the dogs will start barking for no reason and barking at a certain direction. Past employees have ...


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    Ramkota Hotel - Clarion Hotel

    Greeley, Colorado

    43.9 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The former Ramkota Hotel, now Clarion Hotel, is said to be haunted by Rosy, the ghost of a woman who was killed in the building when it was the Chief Theatre. She was allegedly thrown off the balcony by her boyfriend. Her apparition has been seen, and it is said ...


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    Woodglenn Park

    Thornton, Colorado

    44.3 miles from Estes Park, CO

    According to local legend, some high school students played a joke on one of their friends here, locking him in the park restroom. The restroom caught fire, and the teen died. Screams are said to come at night from the place where the restroom is; however, the building is no ...


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    Riverdale Road

    Brighton, Colorado

    44.9 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The 11-mile stretch of winding Riverdale Road between Thornton and Brighton is, according to the local tales, haunted by almost every form of supernatural being imaginable: a ghostly white lady, a phantom jogger, demons, talking animals, Native-American burial ground curses, devil worshippers, witch hangings and even the Gates of Hell. ...


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    The Brittany Hill

    Thornton, Colorado

    45.4 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The former Brittany Hill restaurant, now Crystal Rose (a venue for special events), is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses say an embracing ghostly couple can be seen in the tower window. Legend has it that the mansion's former owner was unfaithful to his wife, and as a result, she jumped ...


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    Yak and Yeti Restaurant and Brewpub

    Arvada, Colorado

    46 miles from Estes Park, CO

    In the 1940s when this building was a private home, a woman named Cora Van Voorhis fell to her death from the top of the stairs. Cora’s granddaughter had said she saw Cora’s ghost after the funeral, so it isn't all that unlikely that her spirit still remains here. When ...


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    Buffalo Bill Museum

    Golden, Colorado

    46.9 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum on Lookout Mountain is believed to be haunted by Buffalo Bill himself. But that's not all. Legend has it that a woman fell to her death on the premises, and her apparition has been seen here as well. Ghostly evidence: Witnesses say objects fall or ...


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    Mount Vernon Country Club

    Golden, Colorado

    47.2 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Stories about the Mount Vernon Country Club say a ghost has been heard walking across the lobby floor when no one is walking in the building. When the employee who heard the ghost asked "Who's there?" he was surprised to see a straw fly from a glass on a shelf ...


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    Hotel de Paris Museum

    Georgetown, Colorado

    47.3 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Visitors and staff to this 1875 hotel museum have reported an eerie presence, cold spots and the smell of cigarette smoke, even though smoking his banned on the premises. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cafe Prague - Troias

    Georgetown, Colorado

    47.3 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This historic saloon is now a quaint Italian restaurant called "Troias" (previously it was "Cafe Prague"), but is allegedly haunted by a man who was hanged after shooting his opponent during a poker game. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hamill House Museum

    Georgetown, Colorado

    47.4 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This house dates back to 1867 and is one of the oldest in Georgetown, Colorado, a once-wealthy town known as the "Silver Queen of Colorado." The Hamill family made its fortune in the local silver-mining business. This house was considered one of the finest in the area, but ...


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    Rose Street Bed and Breakfast

    Georgetown, Colorado

    47.4 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Guests at this historic bed and breakfast claim to have seen the apparition of a woman standing on the landing, while others claim to have heard sobs coming from disused rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Heritage Square

    Golden, Colorado

    48.7 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Heritage Square is a shopping center and amusement park that has a haunted legend. The resident spirit is a man who long ago was killed after falling in love with a Native-American girl. Her family didn't approve of the match, and he was chasing her in his wagon when he ...


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    Historic Elitch Gardens Theater

    Denver, Colorado

    49 miles from Estes Park, CO

    It is said that Mary Long Elitch still roams the theater. Through the 1960's, stars performing here have reported seeing Mary Sitting Usually sitting on the top deck. (Submitted by Scott E)


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    Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens

    Denver, Colorado

    49.8 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The building was apartments in the 1970s, and during that time, a 17-year-old runaway girl and her friend allegedly were murdered here. Footsteps have been heard, and the apparition of a 1920s-era flapper girl also has been seen here.


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    Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens

    Denver, Colorado

    49.8 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The building was apartments in the 1970s, and during that time, a 17-year-old runaway girl and her friend allegedly were murdered here. Footsteps have been heard, and the apparition of a 1920s-era flapper girl also has been seen here.


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    Denver Union Station

    Denver, Colorado

    51.2 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The presence of a military officer has been felt on one of the platforms, as if he is still waiting for a train. A shadowy apparition which appeared to be lost was seen by many during the mid-twentieth century, but has not been seen recently. Also not seen recently was ...


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    Oxford Hotel

    Denver, Colorado

    51.3 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The 1891 Oxford Hotel is now Art Deco style, thanks to a 1930s remodel. The old hotel has a few ghosts, according to reports. One apparition of a man in a postal worker uniform from many years ago sat down at the bar and ordered a beer. He was seen ...


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    Sugar Building

    Denver, Colorado

    51.3 miles from Estes Park, CO

    In 1906 it was the Great Western Sugar Company, but now the historic building houses offices. The second floor is rumored to be a hot spot for ghostly activity. Witnesses have described hovering orbs of light that move through the second-story halls. Some folks suspect that malevolent spirits may reside ...


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    Tivoli Brewery Company Building

    Denver, Colorado

    51.5 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The former Tivoli Brewery Company Building, built in the 1870s, is now the student center on the Auraria campus and is rumored to be haunted. One of the most-often-met ghosts is a little girl thought to have died in a house that once stood on the site of one of ...


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    Corridor 44 - Josephina's Restaurant

    Denver, Colorado

    51.5 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The former Josephina's Restaurant, now Corridor 44, was a speakeasy in Prohibition times. Now, a ghost named Amelia, wife of the speakeasy's owner, is said to haunt the building. Witnesses say liquor bottles upend, chairs move, and a restroom mirror breaks. A hitman the owner had hired to take out ...


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    Justina L. Ford Home - Black American West Museum

    Denver, Colorado

    51.6 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This historic home and museum was the residence of Justina Ford, Colorado's first African-American female doctor. Staff members have seen a ghostly female figure, assumed to be Ford herself, who walks through the rooms. Some witnesses have felt a touch on the cheek. A male ghost, thought to be Ford's ...


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    Hotel Teatro

    Denver, Colorado

    51.6 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The hotel was renovated in 1997, after a long and illustrious career as the Denver Tramway Building. When the major renovations began on the building, construction crews began to experience a number of strange occurrences. One group who heard voices coming from an office went to inspect, only to find ...


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    Red Rocks Amphitheater

    Golden, Colorado

    51.9 miles from Estes Park, CO

    The famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in the Rocky Mountain Foothills is a popular concert venue that's rumored to be haunted by a couple of ghosts. One is a bearded man holding a bottle, believed to be a miner. He shows for a moment and then disappears. The other is a ...


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    Hiwan Homestead Museum

    Golden, Colorado

    52.1 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Hiwan Homestead Museum has a 25-room 1893 log lodge as well as its other buildings. Besides its historic exhibits and structures, the museum also is rumored to have a spirit that resides in its Spinning Room. The apparition, witnesses say, is a grayish-white figure in a long nightgown. The ghost ...


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    The Brown Palace Hotel

    Denver, Colorado

    52.1 miles from Estes Park, CO

    This 100+-year-old hotel has several ghosts in residence. Its living guests have included all sorts of folks from royalty to rock stars. Those who linger in spirit include former employees as well as guests. One ghost is Denver socialite Mrs. Louise Crawford Hill, who lived in Room 904 from 1940 ...


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    Denver Press Club

    Denver, Colorado

    52.1 miles from Estes Park, CO

    Loud footsteps are heard on the second floor of the building when no one is around. Silverware is rearranged, and an evil presence is felt in the basement. The apparition of a transparent figure in a policeman cloak has been seen by numerous people dining at the club. (Submitted by Callum ...


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