6 haunted Colorado hikes to try … if you dare
The hike is awesome, it’s a great way to get some fresh air, exercise, and see amazing scenery while getting your heart rate up … in more than one way, especially these particular hikes here in Colorado.
According to Outthere Colorado these are some of the most haunted and spooky hikes in the state, sure to chill you to the bone and give you a whole different kind of adrenaline rush as you enjoy the greats. Colorado spaces.
From cemeteries and tunnels to lakes and giant sand dunes filled with reports of UFO sightings and mutilated farm animals around it, these are just a few of the things waiting for you to check out your summer adventure list.
Honestly, in all of my excursions and adventures in the various mountain ranges in North America, I have never been on a haunted trail (at least to my knowledge) but this list sets me up for a whole different kind of adventure. this summer.
First off, I think I want to dig a little deeper into the bottom of these hikes a little deeper before I set foot on these trails.
Do you think YOU ARE up to the challenge of taking a haunted hike and even more … doing it alone? Here’s an overview of the hikes and what you need to know before you take your chances.
Helen hunt falls
This hike near Colorado Springs is short but gentle and goes straight to the haunted point. This place was named after activist Helen Hunt who was buried in Colorado Springs. Hikers report hearing strange voices at the falls where the area is steep and dangerous and has taken many victims.
Grand Lake played host to a battle between the Cheyenne and Ute Native American tribes. In an effort to escape the carnage, women and children took rafts and floated on the lake. A storm hit and they were lost on the water. The lake and its surroundings are said to be haunted by the spirits of those who drowned. CREEPY and sad.
Great Sand Dunes National Park: San Luis Valley
With over 150,000 acres to explore this place begs to be explored and if you are a UFO enthusiast you will truly enjoy the UFO Watchtower as many sightings have been reported here as well as spooky cattle mutilations and unexplained. . What is happening?
Stormy Peaks B-17 crash site
In 1943, an Army Flying Fortress bomber left Rapid City, South Dakota, and was bound for Denver. It never happened. The military plane crashed in the Comanche Peaks desert, killing all eight passengers on board. Today you can walk to the site of the strange accident where the wreckage remains. The site was reported as very heavy, scary and sad. If you choose to do the hike, be respectful and leave the wreckage untouched.
Golden camp route
This road in the Colorado Springs area is home to many tunnels. Driving over it is the THIRD tunnel which is home to a tragic school bus crash where many children were trapped inside when the tunnel collapsed. There are a bunch of trails nearby and hikers have reported seeing small handprints appear on the windows of steamed up cars.
Horsechief Canyon: Fruita
This canyon was once a corridor for horse smugglers. There was once a woman who was trampled to death by a herd of contraband horses. His ghost is now said to be walking the trails … just waiting for a single hiker to become his next companion. (insert evil laugh here)