It’s hard not to love autumn in colorado. The weather is near perfect (hello, fall hiking!), everywhere you look is colorful as the leaves begin to change, pumpkin-flavored everything graces menus and store shelves, football finally returns, and there’s a distinct festiveness in the air.
One of the best ways to make the most of fall in Colorado is by visiting one of the many pumpkin patches offered here.
Whether you want to treat your family to a day out, you’re looking for a fun date idea, or you need the perfect competition-worthy carving gourd, check out one of these local pumpkin patches.
Please note: as local health guidelines and restrictions continue to be in flux, operating hours may change at any time and some pumpkin patches may require reservations. We recommend calling ahead before visiting.
Must-Visit Pumpkin Patches in Colorado
From traditional u-pick farms to mega operations with dizzying lists of attractions and rides, have fun working your way through this list this fall!
Bonus: Visiting one of these pumpkin patches in Colorado also means you’re supporting locally-owned small businesses.
1. Long Neck Pumpkin Farm, Colorado Springs
Long Neck Pumpkin Farm added several new attractions for 2021. In addition to the pumpkin patch, enjoy a climbing wall, hayrides, a 20-foot hay slide, cornhole, duck races, snack bar, a special Toddler Turf zone for the littlest visitors, and much more.
Open Friday-Sunday from September 24-October 31. Reservations required.
2. Anderson Farms, Erie
One of the largest and longest-running pumpkin patches in Colorado, Anderson Farms has a little of everything.
Pick your pumpkin, go on a pony ride, and launch a gourd to see how big of a “splat” it’ll make. Don’t miss the zombie paintball hunt, then stay and rent a private campfire.
Open Thursday-Sunday, September 22-October 31. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
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3. Mile High Farms, Bennett
This farm is one of the closest to Denver, making it one of the most popular pumpkin patches in Colorado. Mile High Farms offers a u-pick pumpkin patch, two corn mazes, a playground, a petting zoo, and more.
Many people come strictly for the pumpkins, as the farm offers several unusual varieties.
Open weekends in October.
4. Fritzler Farm Park, La Salle
While Fritzler Farm Park does indeed have one of the best pumpkin patches in Colorado, it’s hardly the star of the show.
Most people come for the impressive, enormous haunted corn maze. The farm also offers a mini roller coaster, duck races, go-karts, and pumpkin cannons.
Open Friday-Sunday September 19-October 31 and Wednesday and Thursday, October 20 & 21.
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5. Studt’s Pumpkin Patch, Grand Junction
A longtime staple among pumpkin patches in Colorado, Studt’s Pumpkin Patch has something for every member of the family.
Choose from a whopping 45 varieties in the 12-acre pumpkin patch, try your luck in the corn maze, watch pig races, shoot corn cannons, ride the zipline or pedal carts, and much more. Open every day in October except Mondays.
So there you have it — five of the best pumpkin patches in Colorado. Keep in mind, this is just a short list; there are many others to visit!
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