There’s nothing like a clear, crisp October day in Colorado. And with Halloween on the way, pumpkin patches and corn mazes provide a great way for parents to enjoy those days while entertaining kids at the same time.
Colorado.com suggests the following options:
Cottonwood Farms (Boulder)
Pick out a pumpkin, take a wagon ride, decorate a gourd…and more.
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (Littleton)
“The Garden’s massive corn maze twists and turns across eight acres,” notes the website. It also has a smaller maze for younger children and “great bird-watching opportunities.”
Long Neck Pumpkin Farm (Colorado Springs)
The farm offers a pumpkin patch, as well as hayrides and hay-slides, duck races, a story barn, giant building blocks and more. Reservations required.
Fritzler’s Corn Maize (near Greeley)
This seasonal delight has it all: a corn maze, mini-rollercoaster ride, duck races, go-carts, pillow jump, pumpkin canons and a haunted maze when the sun goes down.
Miller Farms (Platteville)
Enjoy the season with a down-on-the-farm twist. Visitors can harvest potatoes, carrots and other vegetables during their time here. They can also take a hayride through 180 acres, have a picnic and “taste some delicious snacks.”
Anderson Farms (Erie)
Pick out a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch and enjoy the corn maze. But try the unconventional options, too: a zombie paintball hunt, gourd launching and more.