Your guide to fall fun: Where to find corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses and more around Denver

A fall skyline. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Chatfield Farms Pumpkin Festival. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Chatfield Farms Pumpkin Festival. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

‘Tis the season for picking festive gourds and scaring the heck out of ourselves.

For the most part, you’ll have to leave Denver to do it. Pumpkin patches and corn fields just are not viable in the urban core. But if you’re willing to make a drive, there are some pretty spectacular fields to get lost in and chased around. One of these places even has corn cannons and something called “Goat City.”

I compiled a list and a map to help your plan some fall funtivities. Let me know if I missed anything at

Corn mazes and pumpkin patches. All hours through October, except as otherwise noted.

Anderson Farms
6728 Country 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
9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, camp fires, gem mining, haunted corn maze, paint-ball zombie hunt and more.

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

10 a.m.-8 p.m.Wednesday through Saturday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. 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

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

Crazed Cornfield Maze and Colorado Pumpkin Patch
104th and Riverdale Road, Thornton

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday

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

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

Huge, complex corn maze famous for the designs. This year’s is a tribute to the Broncos Super Bowl 50 win. At night: a haunted maze.

Fall Harvest Festival Miller Farms
13912 CR 19, Platteville
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through mid-November

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

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

May Farms
64001 U.S. Highway 36
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, barrel train, hay rides, a pumpkin cannon, barnyard, cornhole and other activities. $25 admission.

Munson Farms
Valmont Road and N. 75th St., Boulder
9 a.m.-6 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

Straw maze, pumpkins, games, bounce castles, a pedal cart track, mini-train rides and tunnel of terror hay ride.

Rock Creek Farms
2005 S. 112th St., Broomfield
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily

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

Tagawa Gardens Nursery & Garden Center
7711 S. Parker Road, Centennial
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays though October

Pumpkin decorating, an inflatable obstacle course, walk on water bubbles, pony rides, a historical hayride, the bat cave, face painting, balloon twisting and more.

Haunted houses and whatnot
4120 Brighton Blvd., Suite C2
7-11 p.m. Sunday
7 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday
7:30-10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Denver’s best-known, as-seen-on-TV haunted house horrifyingly explores why so many buildings don’t have a 13th floor.
6100 E. 39th Ave.
7-11 p.m. Sunday
7 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday
7:30-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Part of the 13th Floor chain, the Asylum is “infested with the endless screams of tortured souls.”
4120 Brighton Blvd., Suite C2
By appointment
7:30-9:20 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
7-11 p.m. Friday
12:30-11 p.m. Saturday
12:30-10 p.m. Sunday
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.
4100 Grape St.
8 p.m.-midnight Friday through Sunday, Thursday, Oct. 27 and Halloween 
Don’t just run through a haunted house in terror. Fight back. Extinction takes over the American Paintball Coliseum and lets you do just that.
Haunted Field of Screams
10270 Riverdale Road, Thornton
Sundown-10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday
Sundown-midnight Friday and Saturday
10798 Yukon St., Westminster
7-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
7 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday
City of the Dead
7007 E. 88th Ave., Henderson
7-10 p.m. Sunday and Thursday, and Monday through Wednesday Oct. 24-26
7 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday
7-11 p.m. Halloween

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

7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29
7-11 p.m Thursday, Oct. 20 & 27
7-11 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 23 and 30

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

That’s all for now!

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.