Looking to lighten (or should that be frighten?) the mood this fall? From family-friendly to scream-tastic, here are five Colorado corn mazes to help kick off Halloween season with scary-good fun.
HAUNTED FIELD OF SCREAMS
Where: 10451 McKay Road, Thornton
When: Sept. 29 to Oct. 31
Why it’s de-“fright”-ful: For the hard-core Halloween fan, the Haunted Field of Screams is the perfect spooky night outing. Just think: 16-feet-tall cornstalks surround you as you wind through the massive corn maze, unsure of what’s lurking around each corner. Throughout the adventure, you’ll encounter different themed scenes and rooms, all incredibly authentic and fear-inspiring. Open until midnight, you won’t want to miss out on this haunted corn maze.
How much: $26
THE FRITZLER CORN MAZE
Where: 20861 Co Rd 33, La Salle, CO 80645
When: September 16 – October 31
Why it’s de-“fright”-ful: Colorado’s “original and premiere” corn maze, the Fritzler Corn Maze offers both friendly and spooky fall nights to entertain the entire family. Twist and turn your way through 1 1/2 miles of maze; during the first phase, you and your compatriots are on your own— during phase two, the haunt begins!
How much: $13-25
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AT CHATFIELD
Where: 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton
When: Sept. 15 to Oct. 29
Why it’s de-“fright”-ful: With the purchase of a single ticket, you gain access to a 7-acre, intricate corn maze, one hayride, a mini-maze for children 10 and younger and one barrel train ride for children 12 and younger. The “After Dark” version promises to be both spooky and manageable as you navigate your way through the maze by the light of a glow stick or flashlight.
Cost: $9 – $14
Where: 1535 N. 75TH St., Boulder
When: Sept. 23 to Oct. 31
Why it’s de-“fright”-ful: Cottonwood Farms is the perfect place to embark on a fall family outing without breaking the bank. Just outside of Boulder, the family-run farm features a hand-cut corn maze and straw bale maze, pumpkin picking and wagon rides.
Cost: Mazes and admission, free; wagon rides, $3; pumpkins, prices vary
Where: 6728 Country Road 3-1/4, Erie
When: Sept. 20 to Oct. 31
Why it’s de-“fright”-ful: With 8 miles of trails across 30 acres of land, Anderson Farms has four different sections of maze to attempt. Admission includes access to the maze, a hayride to the pumpkin patch, mine car rides, barrel train rides and more. For the more daring, a zombie paintball hunt, haunted hayride and ghost town will be available on select nights.