This fall, get lost in the corn with your family at one of Colorado’s seasonal corn mazes. Many local farms 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 19-October 31, daily
Monsters have kidnapped Boots the dog and you have to find out who took him. Punch in at checkpoints plotted over three sections of a maze shaped to honor first responders—with a firetruck, police car, and ambulance. A fourth section of corn welcomes little sleuths, where animals stole Farmer Joe’s pie. Other activities include mini-pumpkin launching and wagon rides to a pumpkin patch. $12-$18, free age three and under. 6728 County Rd. 3¼, Erie.
September 21-October 28, 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, hotdogs, freshly squeezed lemonade, and kettle corn. $9-$14, free age two and under. 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton.
September 22-October 31, Friday-Sunday
For 18 years this family-owned southeastern patch has been serving up a rousing maze with 45-minutes of twists and turns. This year’s theme is “Mario and Luigi Searching for Princess Peach,” based on the classic Warner Bros. video game. Don’t forget to grab a game card at the gate. Tickets include one pumpkin per paid admission. $13, free age five and under. 1649 Poplar Ave., Cañon City.
September 15-October 31, select dates
Find your way through the large corn maze dedicated to Colorado’s agricultural community, thanking farmers for their hard work and dedication. 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 two. 20861 County Rd. 33, La Salle.
September 28-October 31, Thursday-Sunday; October 24-31, 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. This year, Maize in the City is launching two new attractions; the giant pumpkin bounce pillow, where up to 70 people can bounce together, and a corn launcher for kids to try their hand at launching ears of corn over the field. 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.
September 28-October 31, Friday-Sunday
Tickets include two corn mazes, hayride to the pumpkin patch, play areas, farm animal visits, and barrel cart rides. $10-$14, free age three and under. 11 Cavanaugh Rd., Bennett.
September 29-October 28, Friday-Sunday
Enjoy a 10-acre corn maze, pig races, hay wagon rides, corn cannons, petting zoo, natural play area, hay bale maze, and more. $10-$15, free age three and under. 4240 E. County Rd. 66, Wellington.
October 1-31, Tuesday-Sunday
The Studt family takes great pride in custom designing and cutting their own mazes, offering a maze perfect for all ages and a “Kidz Maze” for younger children. Pony and hayrides are available on weekends for an additional $2. $10, free age three and under. 21 ½ and I ½ Rd., Grand Junction.