DENVER -- Getting lost can be a lot of fun during the fall season, unless you're my colleague Kurt Sevits. So if you're looking for a place to get lost either by yourself, with your friends, or that special someone for a few hours, you need to head out to one of the many corn mazes the state has to offer before winter arrives.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that some of these include an after-dark corn maze option that may also be haunted?
We've compiled the following list to help choose from mazes across the state, and we've ranked them from the closest to the farthest one, with the starting point being the City of Denver.
1. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd. in Littleton, Colo.
Wind your way through seven acres of corn at the DBG's Chatfield Farms corn maze. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges (but where's the fun in that?!). Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the corn mini-maze.
In an effort to reduce waste, printed maps will not be available at the mazes, but you can download a map by clicking on this link. The design this year thanks emergency first responders.
Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for students, seniors and military, and $11 for kids 3-12. It is free for children 2 and under. Learn more about dates and times on the Chatfield Farms website.
Chatfield Farms has an after-dark corn maze where the only thing you'll use to guide your way through the maze is glow sticks! The fun starts at 7 p.m. Admission is the same as the regular corn maze.
2. Maize in the City 10451 McKay Rd. Unit 1 in Thornton, Colo.
Enjoy getting lost in a 20+ acre maze at Maize in the City. Inside the maze there is a smart phone trivia game or a check point game to play. The maze is fun for all ages and is not haunted. An “admission ticket” is good for one entry to the maze.
Admission is $12 for adults; $9 for kids ages 5-12; and free for kids ages 4 and under. There's a "senior day discount" every Thursday for people 55 and over. The price of admission is $8.
3. Rock Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze 2005 S. 112th St. in Broomfield, Colo.
Rock Creek Farm in Broomfield, near Northwest Parkway and Highway 287, is a working farm with four corn mazes with intricately designed patterns for all levels – from a corn maze that’s less than half-a-mile long to a five-mile corn maze.
Admission for the corn mazes is $10 for ages 12 and up and $7 for kids 4-11 years old. View the full listing of prices on the Rock Creek Farm's website.
Enjoy Cottonwood Farms' four-acre corn maze which is twice as large as previous years. Cut by hand, not by tractors, walking through the corn maze allows the paths to be narrower, and the experience to be more personal.
The little ones can enjoy straw bale maze and you'll have the chance to snap a few pictures from one of the farm's two raised platforms.
Admission is free on weekdays and $5 on Saturdays and Sundays.
5. Anderson Farms 6728 Weld County Road 3 ¼ in Erie, Colo.
Anderson Farms claims its corn maze is Colorado's longest-running corn maze. At 25 acres in size, the corn maze has more than eight miles of trails.
In addition to just exploring the maze, Anderson Farms has several fun games for guests. There are six checkpoints hidden in each of the three larger sections of the maze, totaling 18 checkpoints. There is a crime/farm scene investigation and much more.
At night, dare to explore Terror in the Corn, the Zombie Paintball Hunt and more. The fun starts at 7 p.m.
Admission ranges from $16 to $75. Learn more about admission prices to both the corn maze and Terror in the Corn at the Anderson Farm's website.
6. Mile High Farms 11 Cavanaugh Rd. in Bennett, Colo.
Conveniently located just east of Denver off I-70 and Manila Road, Mile High Farms boasts two corn mazes, an antique tractor hayride to and from the farm’s pumpkin patch, play and bouncy castles, wagon plus tractor tire corn pits, unlimited barrel cart rides, a farmer’s playground, stage performances and much more!
This year's corn maze theme: Born to Unicorn! View the map here.
Admission is $14 for ages 13 through 59; $10 for kids 4 through 12 as well as for seniors ages 60 and up and for military members. Kids 3 and under get in free.
The farm is open until Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, click here.
7. Miller Farms 13912 CR 19 in Platteville, Colo.
Miller Farms near Platteville is hosting its Fall Harvest Festival through mid-November, and there are a bunch of fun activities for the whole family.
Begin your day with a visit to the petting zoo, then get lost in the 10-acre corn maze and take a hayride through 180 acres of fields where you can pick your own vegetables – and yes, that includes pumpkins.
There’s a “Croc-pit,” kids play areas, antique tractors, peddle tractors, a hay pyramid, and much more.
Admission is $22 per person for people 13 years old and up. A family of four gets is for $75. Each additional person over the first four is $18 per person. Children ages 5 to 12 get in for $15. Kids 3 and under get in free.
Learn more on the Miller Farms website. Note: You’re asked to give them a call beforehand if you’re planning on visiting on a weekday, as they have large school groups visiting the farm in the morning.
8. Fritzler Farm Park 20861 CR 33 in La Salle, Colo.
The Fritzler Corn Maze calls itself "Colorado’s original and premier corn maze." The Fritzlers have been creating corn mazes since 2000. The corn maze, located seven miles south of Greeley on Highway 85, is divided into two phases with only one exit "from the twists and turns."
Admission for a day pass starts at $16.95 at the gate ($13.95 online).
Fritzler Farm Park also has haunted attractions including a haunted corn maze, a ghost haunt, a nighttime paint ball adventure and Scream Acres. Admission for these events is $22.95 ($25.95 at the gate).
9. Jack Lantern’s Northern Colorado Corn Maze 2318 S. County Road 5 in Fort Collins, Colo.
This is the 18th year for Jack Lantern's Corn Maze and pumpkin patch that promises "90 acres of fear, fright and fun."
Visitors can also enjoy a 35-acre corn maze during the day with a scavenger hunt through the maze to make the experience a bit more fun.
Admission starts at $12 for adults and $10 for kids ages 3 to 10 (that’s for daytime activities). Nighttime activities start at $24 per person which include general admission to the haunted corn maze and the haunted hayride, after which you’ll be dropped off in the Corn Maze of Carnage.
The corn maze is open Thursday through Sunday until Halloween.
10. Harvest Farm 420 E. County Road 66 in Wellington, Colo.
Bring the whole family to the 16th annual Harvest Farm Festival and Corn Maze in Wellington! Not only is there a 10-acre corn maze, you can also enjoy pig races, corn cannons, a petting zoo, hay wagon rides and much more.
Admission is $15 for people ages 13 and up; $10 for people 60 and up, $13 for kids 4-12; and free for kids 3 and under.
Harvest Farm is open from Sept. 29 through Oct. 28 on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. More info at www.harvestfarm.net.
11. Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze 1649 Poplar Ave., in Canon City, Colo.
Challenge your friends and family at a scavenger hunt as you try to find your way through a Mario Bros.-shaped corn maze in Canon City
Afterward, snack on yummy treats which include cotton candy, caramel apples, roasted cinnamon and sugar pecans, pumpkin bread, pumpkin streusel muffins, pumpkin pie and much more.
Admission is $13 per person; kids 5 and under get in free.
The corn maze is only open on weekends: Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. The pumpkin patch and corn maze will be open until Halloween. For more information, visit their website.