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Horsefly History Tours In Durango CO

Horsefly History Tours

Horsefly History Tours provides the ultimate guided walking experience of Historic Downtown Durango. Learn about Durango's macabre Wild West history!

Horsefly History Tours
Durango, CO 81301
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History with a Bite

Horsefly History Tours operates in Historic Downtown Durango to provide a unique modern-day experience which brings history to life. Imagine, a wild frontier town riddled with cold-blooded murders, gunfights, and outlaws. Wealthy madams, with their ‘sporting girls’ brought in on the train, ran the many brothels in the red light districts. Gambling halls and seedy saloons outnumbered ‘pure and righteous’ businesses. That was Durango in the late 1800’s. Through thorough research involving multigenerational family interviews, input from local historians, and rare and out-of-print books, we have compiled a history of Durango that is often unheard of, accurate, and ready to be unearthed. 

Hauntings & History: Durango Ghost Tour

Historic Downtown Durango has many treasures to behold, but beware when the sun goes down. Wander the streets at night and you might catch a glimpse of the shadow man who watches people from a second floor window. Listen, and you might hear children where there are none. Durango is saturated with paranormal activity and interesting history, and this tour delivers both. Is there a scourge on this land from a gruesome ancestral puebloan tragedy? Or is it the granite bedrock that is said to retain energy? Most certainly the hardships, tragic and premature deaths, of 1800’s settlers doesn’t help. Whatever it is, there is a vibration here and the spirits come out of the shadows at night.  

Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. This one-way walk north on Main Avenue will leave your head spinning with real history and credible hauntings. We meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk (May-August 8 pm; Sept-Oct 7:30 pm). We conclude the tour by entering one of the best haunted locations in Downtown Durango! We are the only ghost tour that takes you INSIDE a historic location! 

*Due to narrow downtown sidewalks, and our desire for rapport and inclusion among those on the tour, our tours do not exceed 15 people. Be prepared for loud streets and crowds; downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night. Masks are optional. Dress warm and wear comfortable shoes. 

Where to Meet and What to Expect

Please check our website for current tour times and dates. Pull on your cowboy boots (or walking shoes) and remember to check the forecast for Colorado’s classic changing weather. An umbrella is recommended for the Quick & Dirty Tour for some shade from the sun. Get ready to experience the local, historic, and darker side of 1880-1920 Durango!

The tours are about 90 minutes long. Please contact us with any questions.

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Horsefly History Tours