Forbidden Fort Collins Tour

The original Brothel and Bootleg Tour. Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll in the Choice City: A fifty year history of booze, brothels and blood. Journey into Fort Collins’ seductive past of bordellos and bootleggers, madams and moonshiners on a guided walking tour through the Red Light District of historic Old Town. On this tour you will:

  • Visit an early house of ill repute and learn the tantalizing story of Fort Collins’ most famous Madame.
  • Travel to the site of a bootlegger’s murder and the jail where his assassin resided.
  • Learn the tragic tale of the first murder in Fort Collins and the famous brothel where the crime took place.
  • Take a daring journey into the underbelly of the bootlegging and moonshining world.
  • Visit the location of the first saloon in Fort Collins
  • Explore who those early denizens of parlor houses were and learn how they lived…..and how they died.

The Forbidden Fort Collins Tour is offered at 5pm on Fridays/Saturdays and 4pm on Sundays. Contact Suzy Riding at 970-690-7986 to schedule a tour. The Forbidden Fort Collins Tour is a 90-minute walking tour encompassing five city blocks of Historic Old Town Fort Collins. Tours depart on time from the stage located at  19 Old Town Square in downtown Fort Collins. Due to adult content this tour is not recommended for guests under 18 years of age. Group discounts available.

Price and Ticket Info
  • Adults ($15), Seniors & Students ($14)
  • Offered at 6pm throughout the week by appointment. Contact Suzy Riding at 970-690-7986 to schedule your tour.
  • Please call to confirm your tour if booking less than 24 hours in advance of desired tour time.
  • Private group tours are available. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more. Please call 970-690-7986 or email to inquire about private tours.
  • The Forbidden Fort Collins Tour requires at least four guests in total. We welcome individual reservations, but we may need to move the tour time or cancel the reservation without at least three other registered guests. If we do not meet the minimum group size, you will be notified 24 hours in advance for refund or rescheduling.
  • We are happy to reschedule your tour if given 24 hours’ notice. For additional rescheduling or cancellation information check our cancellation policy.
Pick Up Point and Parking Info
  • This tour is offered at 5m on Friday/Saturday and 4m on Sundays.
  • To schedule a tour date and time contact Suzy Riding at 970-690-7986.
  • The best parking option with no time limit is the parking garage at Remington and Mountain or the parking garage at Mason and Laporte.