From 1901 to 1992 this little red-brick building served as the Teller County Jail, and housed some of the most notorious outlaws of the American southwest. The jail also had entire floor dedicated to female and juvenile inmates. This floor also housed the children of the female inmates who were incarcerated in the facility. The basement contained a "cold room" where dead bodies were kept. Due to the ground being frozen solid during the frigid winter, the bodies would await burial in the basement for sometimes months at a time.
A former deputy's footsteps have been heard walking the staircase from one floor to another. Another female deputy has been seen throughout the female tier. On the same floor, crying can be heard from inside the juvenile quarters are commonly heard. Dark masses are also reported darting from one cell to the other on the main tier. Hair pulling, touching and faint laughter is often experienced throughout the facility.
The Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum holds tours to the general public. For more information:
Phone: (719) 689-6556