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6 Thrilling Ways to Celebrate Halloween

From a haunted corn maze to ghostly tales on the trail, these outdoor experiences offer spook-tacular fun for all ages.


After Dark Corn Maze

Oct. 5-28

Make your way through the maze with only the light of a glow stick. Note: This maze is not haunted. Fri and Sat, hours vary by day. Free-$14. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Littleton. botanicgardens.org

Dead Zone Scream Park

Oct. 5-27, select days

Get plenty scared in the Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze, After Dark Maze, and a haunted hayride. Recommended for age 13 and up. $27, $37 Fast Pass. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Littleton. botanicgardens.org


Haunted Trail Adventure

Oct. 13, 4-7pm

Experience Bear Creek Lake Park in all its haunted magic with an evening of ghostly trails and tales, with games and fun for everyone. $5. Bear Creek Lake Regional Park, Lakewood. 303-697-6159. lakewood.org

Pumpkin Carving in Nature

Oct. 26, 4-5:30pm

Carve a pumpkin while learning the story behind the jack-o’-lantern. Age 10 and up. Register online. $12. Majestic View Nature Center, Arvada. 720-898-7405. arvada.org

Spooky Trail Stories

Oct. 27, noon-1pm

Wear a costume and take a spooky (yet safe) kid-friendly hike while hearing Halloween stories. Then create a spooky pumpkin to take home. Ages 6-10. Limited to 15 spaces. Register online. $3. Standley Lake Regional Park, Westminster. cityofwestminster.us

Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail

Oct. 28, 1-4pm

Stroll the Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail at Star K Ranch for booths, a scavenger hunt puzzle, and lots of fun. Free admission. Morrison Nature Center, Aurora. 303-326-8445. auroragov.org

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