Top Halloween activities in and around Denver

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses and more

October 23, 2018

City StoriesNow that the calendar has flipped to October, Halloween is in the forefront of this season’s events. From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to haunted houses and walks in the woods, here is a round-up of Halloween season events in and around CU in the City.

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Creepy Walk in the Woods, $$
Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

In a place called Savage Woods, at the base of Devil’s Backbone open space, everything about this night spent exploring the eerie woods screams true horror fans only. Wander through the plots of cursed land and you might encounter some haunting creatures.

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Glow at the Gardens, $$
Oct. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

With hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins that create sculptures and ornate jack-o-lanterns leading you down spooky lighted paths, this family-friendly event at the Denver Botanic Gardens is a classic Halloween celebration in Denver. Watch a magician, listen to expertly told scary stories and enjoy Halloween in the city. This event usually sells out, so don’t wait on it!

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Pumpkin Nights, $$
Oct. 17 – Nov. 4

Explore eight pumpkin-themed lands made out of 3,000+ hand-carved pumpkins. As you wander the half-mile walking path through the pumpkin sculptures, check out nightly entertainment including fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Grab a hot cocoa or apple cider and transport yourself to a fall oasis. Again, tickets go fast for this one, so get them now!

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13th Floor Haunted House­, $$
Oct. 16 – Nov. 3


Notably one of Denver’s most popular Halloween attractions, the 13th Floor is returning to a new, 10,000-square-foot venue for even more scares. Deemed the scariest haunted house in Colorado and one of the top haunted house attractions in the U.S. by USA Today, 13th Floor is a must for horror enthusiasts.


Terror in the Tivoli, Free
Oct. 31
CU Denver

Running from zombies, decorating pumpkins, ghost tours of the Tivoli and all for free? It doesn’t get much better than that! Halloween-themed events will be happening all day in the Tivoli Turnhalle to celebrate the day in ways that every student can find enjoyable, whether it’s getting scared or picking the perfect pumpkin. Register now to secure your spot!