Denverites and Colorado visitors alike have so much fun to look forward to this autumn. Colorado has always gone all-out for Halloween and the entire autumn season, and this year is certainly no exception! Colorado is notorious for its fun fall activities and taking the fall season by storm as the leaves change brilliant colors to match our beautiful striated land.
Whether you want to bask in the glory of nature or enjoy some fun autumn festivals, Colorado has everything you need for an unforgettable autumn season and celebrations leading up to Halloween.
Whether you’re exploring the wonders of Colorado in the fall alone, as a couple, or with the whole family, let’s dive into some of the best things you can do in Colorado this time of year.
Watch the Leaves Turn in the Rocky Mountain National Park
Want to feel the brilliance of the autumn season all around you? Head over to the Rocky Mountain National Park and drive up the side of a mountain. Follow the paths until you find the perfect overlook spot to see rolling trees over mountainsides and absorb the vivid beauty of the turning of the leaves.
As our deciduous trees adapt to the cold season, their leaves change brilliant red, orange, and gold that perfectly matches the breathtaking clay and desert stretches of the Colorado landscape.
Glow at the Gardens at Denver Botanical Gardens
Head back into town for one of the best Halloween lead-up festivals in the city. The Denver Botanical Gardens is hosting Glow at the Gardens this year, a family-friendly festival focused on the glowing spooky fun of jack-o-lanterns.
Kids will have a blast running between games and other fun fall activities while couples walk holding hands through the beautifully spooky decor. Glow at the Gardens is decorated using real carved pumpkins from nearby farms and decorated by local artists to bring the botanical gardens to life from Oct 19-24.
Visit the Longest-Running Corn Maze at Anderson Farms in Erie
Anderson Farms is a beloved local farm and Halloween hotspot. This is where you’ll find Colorado’s longest-running corn maze, and we mean that in length.
This 25-acre space could keep you running through fun spooky attractions for hours, or you can explore the pumpkin patch and hayrides with your little ones. Anderson Farms is a great place to warm up your autumn fun or visit on Halloween to make your night complete.
Boo at the Zoo with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Do you love Halloween and the Zoo? So do we! The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting a fun and spooky fall theme this year with their Boo at the Zoo weekend events all through the month of October. Sign up ahead of time so you’re sure to get a ticket to this incredible experience with the original nocturnal “creatures of the night” from 4 PM to 8:30 PM.
Celebrate the Great American Beer Festival
If you’re ready for some grown-up fun, let’s not forget that fall is also beer season! The Great American Beer Festival is a proud Colorado tradition where we let our hair down and have a pint, and then another. Come for the beer, stay for the fun. You won’t see anything but big red-cheeked smiles as we raise a glass to the changing of the leaves.
There are always amazing things to do for every season here in Denver. Whether you are looking for great ways to rediscover your hometown or you are exploring Denver for the first time, contact us for more ideas on how to make the most of your Colorado autumn season.