This fall, get lost in the corn with your family at one of Colorado’s seasonal corn mazes. Many local farms on the Front Range offer festive activities to entertain visitors young and old, such as rides, games, and pumpkin patches. So make a day of it and head to the farm for good old-fashioned outdoor fun.
September 25- November 3, daily
This year’s maze design is in honor of Anderson Farms’ 20th anniversary corn maze. A new Trick or Treat Trail called Little Ghouls will open on October 26 and 27 for little ones. Admission will include wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, the corn maze, Kiddie Korral playground, farm animals, pedal karts, and jump pads. On weekends, guests can enjoy the pumpkin cannon, live music, magic shows, and photos with the Princess of the Glass Slipper. $12-$18, free age three and under. 6728 County Rd. 3¼, Erie.
September 20-October 27, Friday-Sunday
Make your way through a seven-acre maze perfect for fun photo opportunities. Visitors under 10 years old can explore the mini-maze. Tickets include one hayride, barrel train ride (for age 12 and under), and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony rides and hamster balls are available for an additional fee. An array of food vendors sell fall favorites such as funnel cakes, hot dogs, freshly squeezed lemonade, and kettle corn. $9-$14, free age two and under. 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton.
September 21-October 31, Friday-Sunday
For 19 years this family-owned southeastern patch has been serving up a rousing maze with 45-60 minutes of twists and turns. This year’s theme is “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” based on the classic TV special. Plenty of fun is included with admission, like hayrides, a climbing net, baby animals, and games. Tickets include one pumpkin per paid admission. $13, free age five and under. 1649 Poplar Ave., Cañon City.
September 21-November 2, select dates
For almost 20 years, the Fritzler family has run this corn maze. Ride the ATV mini rollercoaster barrel train, check out the go-cart tracks, tackle the obstacle course, shoot pumpkins out of a cannon, or stop by the pumpkin patch. $13-$24, free under age three. 20861 County Rd. 33, La Salle.
September 27-October 14, Thursday-Monday
October 17-31, daily
This 20-acre labyrinth engages visitors with a smartphone trivia game. Youngsters can navigate a mini maze cut from shorter cornstalks and take a ride on the site’s barrel train. On select weekends, kids can enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo. Pumpkins, gourds, and specialty items are also available for purchase. At sundown, the winding “maize” morphs into a Haunted Field of Screams. $9-$12, free age four and under; $5 per child for the mini maze, free for adults and grandparents. 10451 McKay Rd., Thornton.
October 4-27, Friday-Sunday
The state of Colorado is the theme for the maze at the farm’s 17th annual Fall Festival. The maze includes the Colorado flag, a biker, a hiker, a ram, mountains, and a windmill. This year, the maze will have a passport with 12 check-in points. For completion of all 12 points, folks will receive $2 off of a T-shirt or hat. 4240 E. County Rd. 66, Wellington.