Dark History Walk

Life in the “Wild West” was synonymous with lawlessness. Cattle rustlers, claim jumpers, and ladies of the night squared off against small-town sheriffs, social crusaders and mob justice.

This dark mythology of Denver’s early history as a mining town and later as Colorado’s frontier capital certainly makes for juicy stories...

Come learn whether this reputation was warranted and how it has shaped the city we walk today.



On this walk, you'll see the early days of Denver through the eyes of Ned Wynkoop, Denver's first sheriff. He was a barkeep, a sharpshooter, a Civil War soldier and a loyal husband (at least we think he was...). Ned witnessed everything from gambling and drinking to prostitution, duels and death. Learn about his role in key events in our history and how he interacted with other influencers of the time. 


$18/person or challenge someone to a duel - 2 tickets for $27!

Kids 12 and under come free. (However, this tour contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for young children.)



Run, don't walk, to reserve your spot.