Tired of haunted houses and pumpkin carvings? How about coffin races and spooky mini golf?
When it comes to celebrating Halloween, Colorado offers so many unusual options, it’s downright scary. Why settle for the boring old hauntings when you can try something new?
Here are a few events around the state that will bring you a frightfully good time, as suggested by Trips to Discover website:
Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Manitou Springs: Emma Crawford came to Manitou Springs in 1889, hoping the city’s mineral waters would cure her tuberculosis. She died two years later. So much for miracle cures. But her name lives on in the Emma Crawford Coffin Races, where participants dress up in costumes and race each other in souped-up coffins. Players compete for fastest time, best coffin and best team. Spectators simply enjoy it all from the sidelines. October 29th
Boo at the Bridge, Canon City: Some head to the Royal Gorge to see the natural beauty of the Gorge. Others come to see Halloween celebrants dressed in costume. Visitors can also enjoy the Instagram Costume Picture Contest, treats, music and more. October 22
Spook-Out Shoot-Out, Colorado Springs: “Trick or Treat through the Haunted Old West,” urges the event website, which lists a plethora of entertainment options at this Halloween extravaganza, held at the World Golf & Sand Creek Golf Course. Play haunted mini-golf, find treats at dozens of spots in the Haunted Old West, take a hay ride, check out the Black-Widow Pirate Ship, let pumpkins fly with Punkin Chunkin slingshots…and more. October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
Victorian Terrors, Denver: You might have already seen the Molly Brown House, but have you seen it while listening to “terrifying tales” from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and H.G. Wells as you tour this historic home? Rumors abound that the house could be haunted. During October, visitors will find “an immersive theater event through the house” that just may convince them the rumors are true. Select days throughout October