Walking tours are a great way to get to know a city. They are usually free and can be a great way to meet other tourists. Not only will you get great exercise, you are less likely to miss details like street art or other hidden gems. You can see things more closely, experience public transportation, and access alleys. Also, you can look at a map while you walk and get an idea of where you are in the context of the city. Though many Colorado towns have amazing walking tours, we are going to focus on Manitou Springs, Leadville, Salida, and Crested Butte.
Colorado Walking Tours in Mountain Towns
There is a lot to see in Manitou Springs that you'll certainly miss when driving. Manitou Springs is known for its famous natural springs and has eight spouts around town where visitors can get a taste of naturally carbonated mineral water. And then there's Leadville. Though you'll get a glance at the National Historic Landmark District of Victorian architecture in Leadville by car, walking the neighborhood is much more magical. You can also visit the largest opera house west of the Mississippi, the saloon Doc Holliday and Oscar Wilde frequented, and churches from 1879, all by foot.
Salida has some of the most unique walking tours in the state. Ghost chases, wild west stories, and more historical options are offered with Salida Walking Tours. Let your guide take you on the journey of wild west shootouts from the late 1800s or visit some of the most haunted buildings in Colorado. For a less theatrical experience, visit Crested Butte. On the Crested Butte walking tour there are 42 stops, each with amazing views and related stories. The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum hosts the tours so you know you are getting all the historical facts straight from the source.