Come on a Horsefly History tour and learn about Durango’s 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. Listen to true tales of gunfights, ghosts, “soiled doves” and madams, outlaws, and the town’s one and only legal hanging. Durango has intriguing treasures to reveal... if only you know where to look.
For this 2021 summer season we are offering two distinct tours. One for the morning people who might be less interested in the paranormal stories. The Quick & Dirty tour offers a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will stop at the locations of some of Durango’s most notorious macabre events (did you know there was a hanging tree?).
For those who want to learn about the dead who come alive at night in the historic buildings, along with some spine-tingling chills, then our Hauntings & History Tour is the one for you. We are the only tour that takes people INSIDE an actual haunted location! Whichever tour you choose, you will walk away with a very different perspective on downtown Durango!
Comfortable walking shoes will make the tour more enjoyable. Summer nights in Durango can be chilly so please be prepared with layers. There will be opportunities to sit down if need be. We will be walking the Durango sidewalks which are uneven at times. Respectful etiquette is required.