Colorado Ghost Towns, Hauntings, Treasure Tales, and other BS
Colorado Ghost Towns, Hauntings, Treasure Tales, and other BS

When I stand on the eastern plains of Colorado and look west towards the Rocky Mountains, I see something so majestic and wondrous in its creation that I am always in awe. I try to envision what those that craved adventure that came before me must have thought. I was born in 1960 and I realize that these hardy and tough-as-nails folks tamed these mountains and wilderness long before I was a glimmer in my father’s eye.

The mountain men, trailblazers, explorers, homesteaders, and prospectors headed west to live a free life and find their fortunes in a land that most had never seen before. Dotted across the Colorado plains and the Rocky Mountain frontier, you will find their abandoned homes, decaying to the extreme weather or vanishing in the face of a more advance civilization. You will also find their graves in overgrown cemeteries that cannot even come close to tell their stories of how they lived and died. The stories of these brave men and women is fast disappearing across Colorado’s dusty vistas of yesteryear.

This book is a tribute to those that I have never known, but yet still admire their courage, strength, and their free will to go live their life in the wilderness.

This book is something I have been working on for years. Being a native from Colorado – the Rocky Mountains has always held my interest. The tales of Colorado always fascinated me, and as I got older, I wanted to write fictional historical novels that weave the genuine history of Colorado throughout the stories. I take pride in the research that I do for each of my novels and adventure stories.

Within the pages of this book you will discover the history of Colorado I find the most interesting, if you are from Colorado or will visit Colorado this book will give you some interesting tidbits of some destinations you may want to explore before it is all gone.

What People are saying:

Amazon  5 Star review:


Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2020 Verified Purchase

If you are into Ghost Towns, Ghost Hauntings, or Treasure Hunting this is the book for you. Kurt James combines the fun of Geocaching with the adventure of Ghost hunting by giving you the longitude and latitude directions to most of the Ghost towns in Colorado. He also gives you a long list of reported ghost hauntings and lost treasure in Colorado. You can use this book as a great way to have some amazing weekend trips trying to find lost towns, treasure, and ghosts. I would recommend it to anyone looking for adventure.
Goodreads 5 Star review:
Tom Gerkin –  rated it it was amazing August 21, 2020
I love Colorado history and I enjoy going to the ghost towns. Kurt James has mentioned in this book some I had never heard of before and now plan on trying to go see them before they are gone. The hauntings and treasure tale chapters are a must read as well.
Goodreads 5 Star review:
David Wise – rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a gold mine of information for those that love Colorado history and the old west. Kurt James hits another home run with this reference book.


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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 7 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection called the wandering man collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition). Kurt has also published 3 historical reference books, and one humor book. All are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 9th Colorado adventure tale novel “Rocky Mountain Moonshiner”.


  • August 25, 2020 at 12:30 AM

    This is a book I want to read, Kurt. I love exploring old cemeteries and wondering about the lives of people from the old west. I also love writing historical fictions. Sometimes I see a tombstone and want to write a story about the person who was laid to rest there. I bookmarked this article to remember to get the book. Great intro. and promotional write-up.

  • August 25, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    When I was first trying to publish my first book Phyllis this is the book I wanted to publish. Here it is my 10th…. shows you how my mind is easily distracted…lol…. Thank you for you nice complements – it was a fun book to do for me.

    • August 31, 2020 at 6:37 PM

      It is a well researched book if you do buy it… Thanks for stopping by Jamie.


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