Haunted Places in Smeltertown, Colorado



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    Poncha Pass

    Salida, Colorado

    9.5 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Poncha Pass has a tract of land with a dugout cabin, corral and little gold mine. It's owned by the Boy Scouts and is used for their Rocky Mountain High Adventure base. The dugout is said to be haunted, as moans and murmurs are heard coming from it in the ...


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    Antero Hot Spring Cabins

    Nathrop, Colorado

    15.2 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    We stayed in the Cottonwood Cabin on my 40th birthday. After I fell asleep in the downstairs bedroom, I felt someone touch my shoulder. My boyfriend had fallen asleep on the couch upstairs so I thought it was him, but when I woke up and looked there was no one ...


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    Highline Cafe and Saloon - Mountain Muffin

    Hartsel, Colorado

    26 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Formerly Mountain Muffin Restaurant, the Highline Cafe and Saloon building was an ice cream parlor in the 1900s. Its back room is rumored to have been the setting for a hanging suicide long ago. So the story goes, a man killed another man over a love triangle, and then hanged ...


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    Twin Lakes Inn

    Twin Lakes, Colorado

    41.9 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This historic inn was formerly a stage stop and a brothel, and is rumoured to be haunted. Apparitions include a disembodied pair of hands, a bordello madam in a pink dress and a cowboy who leans against doorways. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Museum of Colorado Prisons

    Cañon City, Colorado

    42.2 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    The Museum of Colorado Prisons is rumored to have some lingering spirits. Cold spots and a phantom tobacco smell have been reported in the old laundry room, and Cell 19 is said to be haunted by a female prisoner who passed away there. Photographs have shown ghost orbs and the ...


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    St. Cloud Hotel

    Cañon City, Colorado

    42.6 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Reported to be vacant and in disrepair, this 1888 hotel building is said to be the home of some playful ghosts. Past guests have seen the ghost of a young girl playing with a ball in the hallways. It's said that the ghosts liked to play tricks on the guests ...


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    Silver Cliff Cemetery Ghost Lights

    Silver Cliff, Colorado

    42.7 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Silver Cliff Cemetery, around since the early 1880s, is known for its mysterious dancing lights. The blue or white lights or spheres float through the graveyard and sometimes even bounce on the gravestones. The phenomenon was first noted by some miners who had gone through the cemetery as a shortcut; ...


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    Fairplay Valiton Hotel

    Fairplay, Colorado

    46.8 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This hotel is said to be the home of Julia. One report says she killed herself here after losing her baby; another says she committed suicide after turning down a marriage proposal. Julia's Room is said to be one of the most haunted places here. She also has been witnessed ...


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    Outlaws and Law Men Jail Museum

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    47 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Housed in a 1901 jail, the museum is rumored to be haunted by many apparitions, including a little girl, former prisoners, a former male jailer, and a former female jailer named Rosie.


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    Palace Hotel and Casino

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    47.1 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Although reports say it may no longer be open as a hotel, this Old West hotel and casino has been featured on the History Channel. It is said that Miss Kitty, the wife of hotel owner Dr. Chambers, passed away in Room 3, but she still turns down the beds ...


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    Bronco Billy's Casino

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    47.2 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Guests and visitors to the casino have seen the apparition of a young girl on the staircase of the building, as well as looking out the windows down into the street. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Imperial Hotel and Restaurant

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    47.3 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Folks say strange things happen in these parts, such as a ghostly man who falls down the stairs or the apparition of a lady in 1800s dress.


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    Colorado Grande Casino

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    47.3 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Built in 1896, the Colorado Grande Casino and Hotel is believed to be haunted by a ghost called Maggie, an rose-scented Irish woman in turn-of-the-century clothes. Her apparition sometimes shows up playing slot machines with a male ghost, or else simply appears as a blue light. Another ghost, that of ...


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    The Hotel St. Nicholas

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    47.3 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    The spirits at this historic hotel are said to be friendly, but mischievous. Two of the most often seen ghosts are Petey and a gold miner. Petey is the ghost of a young boy who may have been in the care of the Sisters of Mercy for whom this building ...


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    Last Dollar Inn

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    47.3 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This historic inn was the first in the township of Cripple Creek, and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a miner who frequented the inn back when it was a gambling parlour. It is believed that he died in a fight on the upper floor of the ...


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    Costello Street Coffee House

    Florissant, Colorado

    47.8 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    The 1886 Costello Street Coffee House, once a private home, is purported to house the ghost of former owner James Costello, who passed away there. Costello's wife Catherine also died here when her dress caught fire. The restaurant's ghosts are said to turn lights on, play with animated holiday figures, ...


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    Victor Hotel

    Victor, Colorado

    48.5 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This 1899 building was originally a bank, but it also was a storage area for the bodies of those who died during the winter when the ground was too hard for burial. Now that it is a hotel, the haunts have come to stay. The 4th floor, where the bodies ...


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    Western State College - Robidoux Hall

    Gunnison, Colorado

    48.9 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    The third floor of Roubidoux Hall at Western State College has a ghost, that of a man who died of smoke inhalation during a fire several years ago. Students have seen his apparition at the side of their bed at night, and have found the doors locked from the outside, ...


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    Columbine Victorian Hotel

    Gunnison, Colorado

    49.4 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This hotel was built at the turn of the twentieth century, and served as living quarters for railroad executives. In Room #009, a suicide took place several years ago. Guests have reported hearing a knock on the door, only to find the hallway empty. Other have reportedly heard ghostly ...


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    Alps Motel

    Leadville, Colorado

    50.3 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    It is said that this motel is haunted, as is evidenced by drastic changes in temperature and a pervasive feeling of dread.


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    Delaware Hotel

    Leadville, Colorado

    50.8 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    A painter, restoring one of the hotel's hallways, felt numerous cold spots. It is said that the spirit of Mary Coffey, who was shot in the back and paralysed by her husband in their room at the hotel in 1889 still resides here. The vision of a woman ...


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    The Schwartz Hotel

    Fairplay, Colorado

    51 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This 1890s-era hotel building is now said to be privately owned, so please respect the owners' privacy. Folks say that they've seen strange lights and had eerie feelings as they walked past this building, and according to local legend there are at least three ghosts here. A father and son ...


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    Crested Butte Cemetery

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    56.6 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    An allegedly dirty and stinky but friendly hitchhiking ghost is said to come from the cemetery looking for passersby to give him a ride to Gothic. He's seen along the mountain near dawn, and isn't familiar with modern cars. He has been known to ask drivers “What do you call ...


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    Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    56.9 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Before Dogwood Cocktail Cabin was a lounge, it was an actual cabin where miners once lived--and some still do. The ghosts of deceased miners are said to show up as anomalies on photographs taken inside.


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    Old Glendale Stagecoach Station

    Penrose, Colorado

    56.9 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    The eerie ruins of the old 1861 Glendale Stagecoach Station are said to be haunted by a gray lady, Kathleen Cooper. Katherine was singing in 1877 when gold prospector Julian LaSalle first met her, and they fell in love. But Julian had business to attend to, and left on the ...


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    The Slogar

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    57 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Slogar’s is locally famous for its fried chicken--and its ghosts. Witnesses have seen apparitions of saloon girls in big skirts late at night.


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    Forest Queen Hotel

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    57 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Forest Queen Hotel has a ghost named Elizabeth who stayed here long ago. According to local lore, she fell in love with a shady gambler and gave him her life's savings, after which he skipped town, leaving her broke. The distraught Elizabeth killed herself by jumping out the hotel window ...


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    Elk Mountain Lodge

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    57.1 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    The 1919 hotel was originally built for miners, and was used as such until the Big Mine closed in 1952. It changed hands and became the Elk Mountain Lodge. It still has the original coal stove and buttresses, and it's said to be haunted by the spirits of those who ...


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    Ute Inn Bar and Grill

    Woodland Park, Colorado

    60.2 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Haunted by the original owner Bert Berdstrum and his friend and original bar manager a man by the name Dutch. Also said to haunt the establishment are the ghost of two women. Reports of what felt like hair being slightly braised, smells of a woman's perfume when no customers wearing perfume ...


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    Hotel Jerome

    Aspen, Colorado

    62 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a boy who drowned in the swimming pool, a maid who died after falling into the ice covered pond and falling ill and other random hauntings. If you want to try your luck at a haunted room, pick 310, this is reportedly a ...


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    Gold Camp Tunnels

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    62.2 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Gold Camp Road, as children we are told to stay away. As teenagers we become curious and try to investigate. As adults, we know to be wary. I have lived in Colorado Springs my whole life and I have always known of the secret behind Gold Camp Road. Legend has it ...


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    Helen Hunt Falls

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    62.2 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Helen Hunt Falls, on Cheyenne Creek in the North Cheyenne Cañon Park, is named for Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1830–1885), a poet, writer and activist on behalf of Native Americans. The falls are said to be haunted by the spirits of many people who have lost their lives here. Psychics ...


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    Pioneer Park - Henry Webber House

    Aspen, Colorado

    62.4 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    The Henry Webber House is said to be haunted by Harriet Webber, the wife of the home's builder. She reportedly died in 1881, interestingly enough four years before the house was built, of accidental strychnine poisoning.


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    Miramont Castle Museum

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    62.7 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Ghosts reported at this 40-room Victorian castle are thought to be those of the Francolon family, and include a woman in a black dress who shows up as a reflection, a man, and a little girl. The place was used as a sanitarium for several years as well.


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    Windsor Hotel

    Del Norte, Colorado

    62.8 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Windsor hotel was once a lively place, established in 1874. Cowboys, settlers, and European settlers passed through the Windsor hotel. A lady named Maude came through the San Luis Valley and arrived in Del Norte Colorado.her means of the stay where rather joyful........ Well at the beginning. Her and ...


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    Mushroom Monday

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    62.9 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Mushroom Monday is a shop that is believed to be haunted by the spirit of an elderly man. His apparition, seen by customers and staff alike, lingers near a small fountain. Interestingly, the friendly ghost appears from the shins up, as if his ankles and feet are resting on a ...


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    The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    62.9 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This beautiful historic hotel was erected during the gold rush era, and is rumoured to be numerous spirits from bygone days. Disembodied footsteps and ghostly voices have been heard, and a white apparition has been seen drifting the hallways late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    63 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Built as a boarding house during 1886, this quaint bed and breakfast inn is haunted by a trio of young children and a coachman who resided here during the gold rush era. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Peacock Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    63 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This 1892 bed and breakfast inn is no longer in operation, but was formerly a bordello. Spectres reported here include a ghostly woman trying on jewellery, and a horde of ghosts who have been heard on the back staircase late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Briarhurst Manor Estate

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    63.6 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Built in 1874, Briarhurst Manor Estate is said to be haunted by ghosts who send vases hurtling throught the air and set silverware dancing on plates. Ghost children have been seen running and bouncing a ball, and in the master bedroom, the motion detector is set off by something not ...


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    Craftwood Inn

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    63.7 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This 1912 inn houses a secret room, which is believed to be haunted by a pioneer settler. An eerie presence also roams the halls of the building, occasionally scaring guests and staff alike. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bed and Breakfast at Historic Onaledge

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    63.7 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This historic bed and breakfast is haunted by at least three spirits, which are seen in various guest rooms of the stately manor house. The first is that of a woman in a pastel dress, who appears to oversee what goes on in the bed and breakfast. The second is ...


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    Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    63.8 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This historic manor house is located on a hill near the town, and is believe to be haunt by a young girl in a green dress who stands at the end of guests beds. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cheyenne Canon Inn

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    64.3 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This inn has many mysterious features, such as doors that lead to nowhere and various trapdoors. It has a long history dating back to the early 1850's, where it was previously a gambling parlour, a sanctuary for nurses and finally the inn it is today. It also has its fair ...


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    The Prospector Restaurant

    Breckenridge, Colorado

    64.5 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This former boarding house is now an old-fashioned restaurant, and is haunted by a female presence known to staff and diners as 'Sylvia'. She is somewhat hostile towards females, but warmer towards males. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Gold Pan

    Breckenridge, Colorado

    64.6 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Although this 1870's saloon is now home to a bustling restaurant and bar, much of the paranormal activity reported in this building is confined to the upper floor, where tenants of several rented rooms have reported the spirits of a woman and a miner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Historic Brown Hotel

    Breckenridge, Colorado

    64.7 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    According to local legend, in around 1900 a lady of the night named Ms. Whitney decided to use the hotel for her business. The owner was not happy with her plan -- he allegedly murdered her. Her ghost is said to remain on the premises, seen often in the women's ...


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    The Broadmoor Hotel

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    65 miles from Smeltertown, CO


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    The Broadmoor

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    65.1 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    Reports differ as to the reason for the hauntings at The Broadmoor. Some say there was a fire here in the past, others say there wasn't. Regardless, some employees have seen a lady in 1920s clothing walking around the main building. They speculate that she may be the ghost of ...


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    Rock Ledge Ranch

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    65.6 miles from Smeltertown, CO

    This former 1800's tuberculosis hospital is now a museum, and is rumoured to be haunted. Phenomena reported here includes disembodied footsteps, lights turning on and off of their own accord and a rocking chair which rocks by itself. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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