DENVER – Some get a thrill from skydiving, others prefer the heart-stopping excitement of bungee jumping, but a select few genuinely seek out that indescribable adrenaline rush that comes from getting chased by a guy with a chainsaw through a dark alley.
If you’re one of them, you don’t have to settle for Denver’s only two options, as we’ve found a dozen haunted houses open for the season throughout Colorado.
1. The 13th Floor Haunted House - Denver 400 East 52nd Avenue
The 13th Floor is Denver’s largest haunted housed is now 10,000 square-feet larger than last year!
Explore a seemingly abandoned manor that is home to evil permanent residents who were unwittingly awakened by a local psychic; and visit the eerie town of Coalfell where strange reports describe terrorizing shape shifting creatures, which most often take the form of evil clowns. A night of excitement and thrills await; the spine-tingling scares start the moment you step out of your car.
A few miles east of downtown lies the secret resting ground for lost souls. Enter The Asylum to discover a body of a victim lost to a ghastly disease. What begins as a tour quickly turns into a trap and a race against the clock for survival. Then, battle through bloodthirsty zombies in hopes of finding sanctuary from demonic creatures. Before leaving, take a visit to Ridgegate Hospital, where the dangerous and deranged patients are the least of your worries and fears. The Asylum is a horrifying head trip for all who dare to enter.
HellScream Haunted Houses isn’t only one of the scariest haunted houses in Colorado and the Midwest, but also one of the top haunted houses in the country, according to CoHauntedHouses.com. The haunted house features creations from film, television and special effects professionals and is known for its custom movie quality effects, amazing actors, unique themes and extremely detailed sets.
4. The Forrest of Doom – Morrison 21030 N. Turkey Creek Road
If you like hiking, you’re going to love the Forrest of Doom. The haunted trail leads you on a path through a scary forest where monsters, demons, evil spirts and other devilish creatures walk alongside you in complete darkness out in the open.
5. Dead Zone Scream Park - Littleton 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road
An in-between realm between the living and the dead is what awaits you in “The Dead Zone”! Prepare to get scared through three different and unique zones across hundreds of acres of farm property in Littleton, including the Corn Stalkers, the Cursed Hayride and the After Dark Corn Maze.
7. Haunted Field of Screams – Thornton 10451 McKay Road
Explore three terrifying attractions including the Dead Man’s Night Maze, the Zombie Paintball Massacre and the Haunted Field of Screams. The last is an interactive tour of terror that leads from one nightmare to the next, with the moonlight as your only guide. Dare to walk through 16-foot-tall cornstalks and prepare to get spooked at every turn.
8. City of the Dead – Henderson 7007 East 88th Avenue
The City of the Dead claims to be the longest and largest indoor haunted house in the Denver metro area at just over 30,000 square feet in size, according to CoHauntedHouses.com. Inside you’ll find vampires, demons, zombies and undead creatures. Oh, and did we forget to mention they serve beer before and afterward the scares?
The Reaper’s Hollow will have you screaming before you even get through the front door. Walk through a dilapidated shack of cornfield, and feel the corn closing in on you for a half-mile trike through haunted cornfields and terrifying woods before entering the Dead End Motel.