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Horsefly History Walking Tours

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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. This ghost tour is a limited edition just for the summer! We have special access to a very haunted, very old, basement that will set the mood for our 8 pm walking tour. Whichever tour you choose, you will walk away with a very different perspective on downtown Durango!

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