Cleora Cemetery Tour
AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER OR PRIVATELY
A real boot hill cemetery, Cleora Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places. For the first ten years of existence, Salida didn't have a cemetery. Instead, residents interred the deceased at this beautiful location. Their stories are as fascinating as the details of their graves.
Learn about the disappearance of Marshal Stingley's gravesite
Hear the grisly tale of the local serial killer, Dr. John Nonamaker
The Lake County War started nearby and lead to the first burial
Find out what a boot hill cemetery is
Visit over 40 historic graves
Hear captivating stories of many pioneers resting here
A GENUINE VICTORIAN ERA GRAVEYARD
This engaging tour is only offered once each year or privately. And space is limited to minimize the impact on this historic area.
See rare wooden markers and sandstone monuments
Note the unusual number of historic graves extant
Listen as voices of the past whisper to your guide
View 19th-century symbology used to commemorate loved ones
Take in 21 grave enclosures over 140 years old with intact tombstones & fascinating stories
PG-13 tour, covering murders, ghosts, and adult topics. The tour goes over rough, unstable ground. The area is full of loose rock, moderately steep hills, and cacti. There is no wheelchair access and this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10 or those who have difficulty walking or maintaining balance.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
My daughter and I did the Ghost & Murder Tour. We had a ton of fun.
We did the Ghost & Murder Tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and well-spoken. He kept us laughing the entire time and had a lot of cool information on the local history of the town!
The tour guide was fun, outgoing, funny and knowledgeable. What made it more interesting was that he made sure he could answer all of your questions and had more information to add. He made sure everyone was enjoying the tour and of course we did !