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Horsefly History Tours

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Take a break from your outdoor adventures and enhance your visit to Southwest Colorado. Learn about the rough and tumble history of Durango, Colorado, with a fun walking tour.Venture back in time to search for the hidden history lurking just out of sight in Historic Downtown Durango. If your jam is learning about dates and architecture, these tours may not be for you. These tours reveal the darker side of Durango's past.Learn about Durangos Wild West history and the characters and events that have shaped this town since it was founded in 1880 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Together we will learn about the gunfights, ghosts, soiled doves and madams, outlaws, and the towns one and only legal hanging. Durango has intriguing treasures to revealbut, only if you know where to look.

Horsefly History Tours ~ Murder & Mayhem - 6-8pm (4 person min)

Horsefly History Tours ~ Murder & Mayhem - 6-8pm (4 person min)

This tour will focus on North Main Avenue where various people have met their fate. A lover's triangle, an infamous duel, and a notorious family feud with a murderous ending are all subjects of the tour along with many others. This tour is recommended for people ages 12 and older.

Dates this tour is available: 6/1, 6/5, 6/7, 6/9, 6/14, 6/16, 6/20, 6/22, 6/28, 6/30, 7/3, 7/7, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/24, 7/26, 7/28, 8/1, 8/3, 8/7, 8/9, 8,11, 8/18, 8/22, & 8/24

Murder & Mayhem Tour

Horsefly History Tours ~ Underground: A Ghost Tour - 7pm - 9pm (4 person min)

Horsefly History Tours ~ Underground: A Ghost Tour - 7pm - 9pm (4 person min)

Miners flocked to Durango in the 1880s and 1890s in search of their fortunes. Men who spent their lives in dark dreary mine shafts chipped away with pick axes at cold dripping rock, which too often entombed them. Miners described this work as being a living hell. These same miners may have been the ones to carve out a network of tunnels under Downtown Durango. Bootlegging was prevalent after prohibition and the tunnels aided in the transport of the illegal moonshine. Also used for coal storage and safe passage; some of the tunnels still exist. And Horsefly History has been given access to one of the most historically colorful and dramatic tunnels in existence. Once under a popular saloon (and today a local dive) the tunnel ran underground from the saloon to the entrance of a busy brothel.

Come along on this Halloween themed tour and see the tunnel for yourself. Only Horsefly History Tours will guide you there. Along the way you will hear true ghost stories from the buildings and businesses that line Main Avenue. Restless spirits still roam the streets they did in life so long ago. Visit the site of the "hanging tree" where an angry mob of townsfolk lynched a murderous outlaw. Be silent as we listen for the voices of children who laugh and play in the dark. And brace yourselves for the grand finale where you will walk through a dark and creepy tunnel previously closed to the public. Our starting location is at Rochester Hotel at 726 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301.

Available dates: 6/17, 6/20, 7/16, 8/15, & 9/14

Full Moon Underground Tour

Horsefly History Tours ~ Underground: A Ghost Tour - 8pm - 10pm (4 person min)

Horsefly History Tours ~ Underground: A Ghost Tour - 8pm - 10pm (4 person min)

Miners flocked to Durango in the 1880s and 1890s in search of their fortunes. Men who spent their lives in dark dreary mine shafts chipping away with pick axes at cold dripping rock which too often entombed them. Miners described this work as being a living hell. These same miners may have been the ones to carve out a network of tunnels under Downtown Durango. Bootlegging was prevalent after prohibition and the tunnels aided in the transport of the illegal moonshine. Also used for coal storage and safe passage; some of the tunnels still exist. And Horsefly History has been given access to one of the most historically colorful and dramatic tunnels in existence. Once under a popular saloon (and today a local dive) the tunnel ran underground from the saloon to the entrance of a busy brothel.


Come along on this Halloween themed tour and see the tunnel for yourself. Only Horsefly History Tours will guide you there. Along the way you will hear true ghost stories from the buildings and businesses that line Main Avenue. Restless spirits still roam the streets they did in life so long ago. Visit the site of the "hanging tree" where an angry mob of townsfolk lynched a murderous outlaw. Be silent as we listen for the voices of children who laugh and play in the dark. And brace yourselves for the grand finale where you will walk through a dark and creepy tunnel previously closed to the public. Our starting location is at The Rochester Hotel, at 726 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301.

Available dates: 6/17, 6/20, 7/16, 8/15, & 9/14

Full Moon Underground Tour
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Address:
P.O. Box 2002, Durango, CO 81302

Tours meet in historic downtown Durango. Check tour details for specific meet locations.

  • Written Cancellation Policy | 48 hour notice required for cancellation of a scheduled tour. If a party of 10 or more is confirmed 5 days notice of cancellation required.
  • Written Deposit Policy | 100% will be collect at the time of the reservation