9 Colorado Legends People Still Believe are True Today
Do you believe a ghost is roaming the St. Regis building in downtown Grand Junction? Do you feel like the Ute curse on Colorado natives is a real thing? Have you ever encountered Big Foot in Colorado?
Colorado is the land of 14er mountains. Tall tales are some of our favorite things to hear about. Lots of Colorado's folklore surrounds events that are not hard to believe. Keep going to check out nine Colorado myths and legends that most Coloradans have no problem believing are the truth.
Is Colorado the Most Legendary?
Think about the countless myths and legends told over the years in Colorado. We have Big Foot, tales of secret and forgotten caves filled with gold, the Stanley Hotel, the Tommyknockers, the Utes curse, and so many more. Colorado could easily be in the top five in the nation for most legendary states. The list goes on and on.
Some Colorado Legends are Spooky
The next time you visit the Front Range, you can see what the locals say is the grave of an actual vampire. The vampire grave in Lafayette, Colorado, is a popular stop, especially around Halloween time. Legend has it that if you visit this grave, you should bring Theodore 'Fodor' Glava a coin or small trinket to leave at the gravesite. Was he a real-life vampire? The town seems to think so, as do the people who leave behind coins and trinkets near the headstone today.
What is a Colorado Legend You Heard Growing Up?
Open our station app and share a Colorado legend or myth that you can remember hearing about growing up. We would love to put together a gallery of local legends that others may not have heard before. If it's a really good tip we might even have a station t-shirt for ya.