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“History, mystery, and the Aspen crud”

Aspen Walking Tours
Ranked #5 of 23 Tours in Aspen
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Owner description: Stories of Ghosts, Murder, & Mayhem or Classic History, Dean's Aspen Walking Tours are guaranteed to entertain the local and visitor alike. Aspen's Past to Present is a classic walking tour of historic downtown Aspen, while Aspen's DarkSide is an evening walk that delves into the tarnished past of this silver boom town, and the Burial Hill walk gets personal with the residents of Aspen's pioneer cemetery.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Great tours to delve deeper into the humble beginnings (and sometimes the dark side) of Aspen and the cast of characters that made the town what it is today. Dean is an interesting guide, very charming (ladies take note) and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the area. We've done 2 of the 3 tours. I'd highly recommend Aspen's Past to Present. It's during the day and you can see the historical landmarks, markings on the old buildings, the "water boy" picture at Hotel Jerome, and some fascinating maps in the library. Plus, you get to sample the Aspen Crud, a milkshake (with a kick) likely invented around the time of prohibition. But if you can, do every tour and get a feel for the Aspen Idea; it's more than a ski town.

Thank Lynn A
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"dark side"
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"cemetery tour"
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"great storyteller"
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"local history"
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"spend an evening"
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"great walking tour"
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"past and present"
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"enjoyable walk"
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"excellent tour"
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"ask questions"
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"fun tour"
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"well worth the money"
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"dean"
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"stories"
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Great tour on Oct 31! Nice group - learned a lot. Enjoyed complimentary drink. Dean's knowledge of the occupants of Ute Cemetery is exceptional.

Thank KandKWood
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Dean was a fantastic guide. Not only was the walking tour informational but it was educational. We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Aspen area.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Dean is a fantastic guide who knows his stuff, is very informative and delivers it in a very entertaining, almost theatrical way.
Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to understand that Aspen is way more than a ski resort.
And it is great value.

Thank Mac H
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

The tour was wonderful. Dean is an awesome story teller. Aspen's history is very exciting and how better to learn about it than through the dark side of the Aspen. The tour was thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour!!

Thank Louise M
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