Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour



offered year round with seasonal schedules

Cost & Reservations

$20/adult (must be 21+)

reservations and payment required 2 hours prior to tour

Where to park

There is not designated parking for the tour or the Welcome Center. Please visit the Breck Park website for more information on current parking locations and fees.

Where to meet

Breckenridge Welcome Center

203 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

About the tour  (cancelled until further notice)

Breckenridge wasn't all Victorian ladies and "proper" behavior. In 1880, Breckenridge was home to 18 saloons, ladies of the night resided in the red light district on "other side of the tracks" and brawls broke out regularly. Those interested in the seedier side of Breckenridge history can knock one back on the saloon tour, which visits the Breckenridge Distillery tasting room (when available) between stories of the many local saloons that once operated here -- from the 1800s through the early years of the ski area. Tour stops include establishments whose roots date back to the 19th century.

What to expect

This is a 90 minute long outdoor walking tour offered in sun, wind, and snow. It covers about six town blocks and goes up and down a few small hills. There are generally a few indoor stops into historic buildings. This tour is not a pub crawl, however, guest swill have the opportunity to purchase an alcoholic beverage at one of the stops. Dressing for the weather and conditions is important. Click here for more FAQs.

Best for

Adults 21+ looking for a fun, entertaining early evening activity. This is a great tour to take before dinner in downtown Breckenridge. We do not allow children/teens on this tour due to the content and language. 

What guests say

I booked a private tour ... for me and a friend and it was FABULOUS. Ronnie, OUR TOUR GUIDE, was like a page out of the old West. Sweet, entertaining and very knowledgeable. There was even a little ghost tail thrown in...ask him about "Sylvia". We highly recommend this tour.

Did you know?

Gambling was the norm in frontier towns and Breckenridge was no exception. The 1885 Colorado census listed eight gamblers and three hustlers in town. The youngest was notes as thirteen years old! 

dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent

What is the BHA?

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance preserves unique historic resources in the Breckenridge area and connects residents and visitors to our past through inspiring interpretation of heritage sites and stories. 


Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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