When the days get cooler and the costume planning is underway, you know it’s time to go pumpkin picking! These pumpkin patches near Denver offer loads of things to do with kids like corn mazes, crafts, farm-themed playgrounds and hay rides. Gather your crew and head out for a day at one of our favorite Denver-area pumpkin patches for kids.

Maize in the City
Choose from hundreds of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes at this fun pumpkin patch. In addition, you can make your way through the massive 20-acre corn maze that even has its own app-driven trivia game to help you navigate your way around! Swim through the corn kernel box or let the kids run wild on the playground.

10451 McKay Rd.
Thornton, CO
Online: maizeinthecity.com

Osborn Farm
Since 1861 this Loveland farm has been welcoming visitors to pick the perfect pumpkin. They have the field full of them plus a petting zoo, barrel train, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and straw bales available for purchase. Food vendors and hay rides are available on the weekends. Grab a bunch of sunflowers to brighten someone’s day!

1230 S. Boise Ave.
Loveland, CO
Online: osborn.farm

photo: Rebecca McGinnis

Rock Creek Farm
Opening on October 5 for the season, this farm has over 100 acres of u-pick pumpkin fields for you to roam. If your legs aren’t too tired, definitely make your way through the six miles of corn mazes. Enjoy the selection of fall festive treats and decorations such as gourds, Indian corn, baked goods, straw bales and more.

2005 S. 112th St.
Broomfield, CO
Online: rockcreekfarm.com

Cottonwood Farm
Visit this Lafayette farm on the weekdays when admission is free and the crowds are smaller. If you come on the weekends, you get the added bonus of wagon rides around the property. Every day you’ll find the corn and hay bale mazes, farm animals and loads of pumpkins of course. Come back after Thanksgiving for your Christmas tree!

10600 Isabelle Rd.
Lafayette, CO
Online: cottonwoodfarms.com

photo: Bucky V. via yelp

Nick’s Fall Fest
There’s no admission fee for this spot but you will have to pay if you want to ride the train or the tractor through the not-very-scary Tunnel of Terror. We recommend getting the wristband that includes these plus the pedal karts and the inflatable race course.

Nick’s Garden Center
2001 S. Chambers Rd.
Aurora, CO
Online: nicksgardencenter.com

Munson Farms
Over 100 acres of farm are here for you to explore when you visit Munson Farms. In addition to pumpkins, they specialize in sweet corn, tomatoes and peaches. Pick your pumpkin from the patch or grab one that’s already been picked for you. Hay rides and a corn maze are other attractions here.

75th and Valmont
Boulder, CO
Online: munsonfarms.com

Miller Farms
Family owned and operated since 1949, this farm has got the pumpkin game down. During the fall harvest, everyone takes a tractor ride to the fields with stops along the way to pick their own vegetables. They’ll get the fun and educational experience of putting their hands in the dirt and the rewarding benefit of picking fresh produce to take home to their families. They have a giant “Croc-pit” (imagine thousands and thousands of chopped-up Crocs in a giant pile-o-fun), corn maze, kids play areas, antique tractors, peddle tractors, a hay pyramid, farm animals, and a unique collection of oddities and activities.

13912 CR-19
Platteville, CO
Online: millerfarms.net

—Kate Loweth


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