Whether or not you believe there are ghosts in our midst, you'll enjoy these 10 spirited tours that bank on the macabre aspects of the West's colorful history.

October brings the perfect opportunity to indulge in every type of thrill: Haunted houses, ghostly hotel stays, and ghost towns are all on-tap for a fright-tastic Halloween month. Ghost tours are on the table, too—especially across the West, where historic communities and landmark sites provide a wealth of spooky material to work with. While some are scarier than others (a few are in it for the history lesson), all these tours combine all the elements needed for a memorable ghost walk: great storytelling, charismatic guides, fascinating legends, and evocative settings. 


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