The seasons are changing — as much as they ever do in Denver — so here’s a guide to fall fun

Autumn tones beginning to take hold in this tree. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Autumn tones beginning to take hold in this tree. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Allan Tellis. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting chillier, and we’re getting a little cozier, so we all know fall is on the way. And besides my complaining about how cold it is, the season brings an abundance of fall-inspired activities.

While there is plenty to do inside the city limits, if you venture outside of Denver you’ll find a world full of charming, scenic and family-friendly activities. If you’re more into being scared out of your head, there’s plenty of stuff for people like you, too.

Below is a list of those activities. If we missed any, feel free to reach out to me at allan@denverite.com

Corn mazes and pumpkin patches.

All hours are through October, except as otherwise noted.

Anderson Farms
6728 County Road 3-1/4, Erie

9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday 

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday

9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
Free $12-$18

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, camp fires, gem mining and more.

Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton

Normal corn maze and activities:
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Free-$14

After dark corn maze:
7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
7-10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday

Corn mazes, hay rides, barrel train rides, pony rides and more. Here’s our look through a parent’s eyes.

Cottonwood Farms
1535 N. 75th St., Boulder

10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Free

Corn maze, hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals, hay rides and more.

Fritzler’s Corn Maze
20861 CR 33, LaSalle

6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
5-10 p.m. Friday
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
Noon-5 p.m. Sunday
$13-24

Huge, complex corn maze famous for the designs. At night: a haunted maze.

Fall Harvest Festival Miller Farms
13912 CR 19, Platteville

9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through mid-November
$15-22 5-13

Tractor rides to harvest your own vegetables. Antique planes, trucks, cars and tractors.

Harvest Farm
4240 E. County Road 66, Wellington

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Free-$15

Corn maze, wagon rides, yard games, camp fires, petting zoo, pig races, “Goat City” (!!!), pumpkin patch, corn cannons, food trucks and much more.

Maize in the City 
10451 McKay Road, Thornton

Hours vary: See calendar
Free-$12

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, pony rides and a corn kernel box (like a sand box).

May Farms

64001 U.S. Highway 36

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Oct. 20 through Oct. 29
Free-$10

Pumpkin patch, hay rides, barnyard, yard games and other more.

Munson Farms
Valmont Road and N. 75th St., Boulder

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals and hay rides.

Nick’s Garden Center
2001 S. Chambers Road, Aurora

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
$1 per token or $13 for a writsband

Straw maze, pumpkins, games, bounce castles, a pedal cart track, mini-train rides and more.

Rock Creek Farms
2005 S. 112th St., Broomfield

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily
Night corn maze open sundown to 10 p.m.
Free

Pumpkin picking, corn mazes, farm animals, homemade fall treats and more.


Haunted houses and whatnot

13th Floor Haunted House
3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver

Hours vary, see calendar
$27.99-$53.99

Denver’s best-known, as-seen-on-TV haunted house horrifyingly explores why so many buildings don’t have a 13th floor.

Anderson Farms’ Terror in the Corn and Zombie Paintball Hunt
6728 Country Road 3-1/4, Erie

7-11 p.m. Friday

7-10 p.m. Thursday (after Oct 11)
7-11 p.m. Saturday

7-10 p.m. Sunday
$22-45

Haunted corn maze and paintball zombie hunt.

Asylum Haunted House
6100 E. 39th Ave.

Hours vary, see calendar
$19.99-$53.99

Part of the 13th Floor chain, the Asylum is “infested with the endless screams of tortured souls.”

Great Room Escape
4120 Brighton Blvd., Suite C2

Note: Great Room Escape is moving and has yet to announce an opening date and hours. Watch the website for updates.

13th Floor took the escape room concept so many companies use for team building exercises and made it terrifying. In one scenario, you have to escape a fenced-in area before a zombie gets you. In the other, you’re trapped in a cabin by a serial killer. New this year: a solo virtual reality experience in a haunted manor.

Haunted Field of Screams
10451 McKay Road, Thornton

Sundown-10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday
Sundown-midnight Friday and Saturday

7-10 p.m. Sunday
$39-$69

The Frightmare Compound 
10798 Yukon St., Westminster

7-10 p.m. Sunday and Thursday
7 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday


$25.99-$47.99

City of the Dead
7007 E. 88th Ave., Henderson

Hours vary, see calendar
$25-$60

Dead Zone Haunted Attraction
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton

Hours vary, see calendar
$27-$37

Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze, Reapers Ranch and a haunted hayride.

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