Take A Haunted Hike This Weekend
Colorado has several haunted hiking trails. Here are three to try this weekend.
Great Sand Dunes National Park- Word has it that this National Park is famous for UFO sightings, unexplained phenomena, and bizarre happenings. With miles of trails to explore one could easily waste a weekend looking for flying saucers and the like. Perhaps an overnight camping trip would be the way to go. Besides UFO's, there have been numerous reports of bizarre lights, several at a time, in the sky. There have been reports too of cattle mutilations in the valley nearby. The dark sky, miles from any city lights, makes for great UFO spotting conditions. Some say on a clear night you can even see the Milky Way.
Poncha Pass- Along the trails in the area word has it the ghost of a gold-miner is hanging around. He died from fumes in a nearby mine is said to roam around scaring those who pass. The miner isn’t the only ghost there either. The area is said to be haunted by another ghost, an old man in a tattered Civil War uniform that salutes passersby or asks them for help.
Horsethief Canyon- If you're limited on time perhaps a spooky hike closer to town is in order. Just west of Fruita on the edge of The Colorado National Monument is the Horsethief Trail. Rumor has it you can see a woman in a white dress wandering the canyon. Back in the 1800s, this passage was popular with horse smugglers stashing their stolen property. One night they were riding through the canyon when someone accidentally trampled a young woman. Her ghost has been hanging around ever since.
Credit: Out There Colorado