by Colorado Parent Staff
Navigating a corn maze gets the family outdoors to enjoy the crisp fall weather, and getting lost in the corn is only half the fun. With farms boasting everything from mini-mazes for wee ones and 20-acre labyrinths for adventure seeking kiddos, to pumpkin patches, hayrides, games and more, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Here is a roundup of 10 of the best scare-free corn mazes around the Denver metro area.
Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms
Make your way through an 8-acre maze including life-size animal cutouts hidden throughout for fun photo opportunities. Visitors under the age of 10 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.
Location: 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Cost: $8-$13, free for ages 2 and under
Date/Time: Open through Oct. 30, days and hours vary
Contact: 720-865-4346, botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms
Harvest Farm Corn Maze
Enjoy a 10-acre corn maze, pig races, hay wagon rides, corn cannons, petting zoo, natural play area, hay bale maze and more.
Location: 4240 E. County Rd. 66, Fort Collins
Cost: $10-$15, free for ages 3 and under
Date/Time: Open weekends through Oct. 30, Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 6 p.m.
Contact: 970-568-9488, harvestfarm.net
Maize in the City
This 20-acre labyrinth engages visitors with a smartphone trivia game. At sundown, the winding “maize” morphs into a Haunted Field of Screams. Youngsters can navigate a mini-maze cut from shorter stalks and take a ride on the site’s new train. On select weekends, kids can enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo. Pumpkins, gourds and specialty items are also available for purchase.
Location: 10270 Riverdale Rd., Thornton
Cost: $9-$12, free for ages 4 and under; $5 per child for the mini maze
Date/Time: Open weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 31
Contact: 720-408-0006, maizeinthecity.com
Anderson Farms Corn Maze
Identify which animal kidnapped Farmer Joe. Punch in at 18 checkpoints plotted over three sections of a maze shaped to honor the farm matriarch, Louise Anderson, who turns 100 this year. A fourth section of corn welcomes little sleuths. Other activities include mini-pumpkin launching and wagon rides to a pumpkin patch.
Location: 6728 County Rd. 3¼, Erie
Cost: $10-$16, free for ages 3 and under
Date/Time: Open through Oct. 31; hours vary by day
Contact: 303-828-5210, andersonfarms.com
Diana’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze
For 16 years this family-owned southeastern patch has been serving up a rousing maze with 45-minutes of twists and turns. This year’s impressive edition was designed and professionally cut into a “Thank You, Farmers” theme by Culver’s Restaurant. Don’t forget to grab a game card at the gate. Tickets include one pumpkin per paid admission.
Location: 1649 Poplar Ave., Cañon City
Cost: $8-$9, free for ages 5 and under
Date/Time: Open Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 31
Contact: 719-821-9133, dianaspumpkinpatch.com
Mile High Farms Corn Maze
Tickets include two corn mazes, hayride to the pumpkin patch, play areas, farm animal visits and barrel cart rides.
Location: 11 Cavanaugh Rd., Bennett
Cost: $10-$14, free for ages 3 and under
Date/Time: Open Sat. and Sun. through Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: 303-344-2676, milehighfarms.com
Fritzler Corn Maze
Find your way through the large corn maze, designed and dedicated to the Denver Broncos and their Super Bowl 50 win. 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.
Location: 20861 County Rd. 33, La Salle
Cost: $13-$24, free for ages under 3
Date/Time: Open through October, times vary by day
Contact: 970-737-2129, fritzlermaze.com
Jack Lantern’s Corn Maze
Get lost in the 20-acre corn maze or join in a scavenger hunt through the maze. There are six punchers hidden throughout the maze, find all six and punch your card to receive a free small pumpkin. Enjoy two pumpkin patches, seasonal décor, bounce houses, farm animals, corn chuckers and pedal cars.
Location: 2318 S. County Rd. 5, Fort Collins
Cost: $8-$12, free for ages 2 and under
Date/Time: Open Thur.-Sun. through Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: 970-308-5843, nococornmaze.com
Rock Creek Farm Corn Maze
Farmer Joe is missing. Navigate your way through nearly nine miles of Halloween-themed mazes, find the animal suspects and try to solve the mystery. There’s also a short and easy .3-mile maze and a hay bale maze for little ones.
Location: 2005 S. 112th St., Broomfield
Cost: Free admission, $6-$9 for corn maze admission (free for ages under 4)
Date/Time: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., through Oct. 31
Contact: 303-465-9565, rockcreekfarm.com
May Farms Corn Maze
Tickets include unlimited corn maze, barrel train ride and hayride access, four shots on the pumpkin cannon, petting zoo, corn holes games, activity acres and one pumpkin.
Location: 64001 US Hwy. 36, Byers
Cost: $25, free for ages 5 and under
Date/Time: Open weekends through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 303-822-5800, mayfarms.com
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