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Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Colorado Springs

There are a plethora of pumpkin patches and corn mazes in the area where you can pick your own pumpkins and more. Check out one or try them all!

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Colorado Springs

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Diana’s Pumpkin Patch is known for its corn maze, featuring a unique layout and game each year, as well as the hay slide and pick your own pumpkins. Fall decor, sugar pumpkins and Cinderella pumpkins are also available. Go after dark to try out the Maze at Night, with flashlights!

Wishing Star Farm
Wishing Star Farm’s Fall Fest is perfect for picking pumpkins and more. Jump on a hay wagon ride, play some old-fashioned games, visit the petting zoo, or indulge the kids with a pony ride. There’s also a barrel train, jumping pillow, and a pedal cart track for kids and adults! The Fall Fest is open on weekends, Thursday through Sunday.

Colorado Pumpkin Patch
The Colorado Pumpkin Patch is the place to take your kids for a fun day on the farm. Try out 80-foot straw slides, gourd target practice, and a petting zoo with llamas, ponies, goats, and sheep. There’s also a kids’ maze and tractor hayrides. There is so much to see that you'll want to enjoy this with the entire family.

Anderson Farm
Anderson Farm has some unique activities for pumpkin season. Gemstone mining gives you a taste of the Old West, and making s’mores at the fire pit is the perfect chilly day activity. You can also launch gourds at a target, feed farm animals, and decorate your own pumpkin.

Scare-lovers should check out Terror in the Corn on select nights in October. Attractions include a Haunted Hayride in Colorado Springs and a Ghost Town. The hayride drops you off in the middle of a corn field, where you may encounter a ghoul or two.

Pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Colorado Springs provide some of the best fall activities. Don’t forget to book your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort for your autumn outings.

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Find the Best Locations for Leaf Peeping in Colorado

There are so many ways to see the fall colors of Colorado. Take a fall foliage tour in Colorado by car, train, or foot.  If you're looking for the best locations to enjoy the leaf peeping season, we have a few suggestions for you to experience this fall.

Take a Fall Foliage Tour by Car, Train, or Foot

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Pikes Peak Highway will lead you up the mountain, affording you beautiful panoramas of the surrounding trees crowned with color.

Fall foliage in Cripple Creek is a view you shouldn’t miss. It’s an old mining town that’s surrounded with orange and yellow in the autumn. Wander through town and then explore the views at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.

Fall foliage tours by train
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad lets you take an old-fashioned “iron horse” – a steam engine typical of the gold mining era – on a 45-minute trip through beautiful countryside and past old gold mines.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the highest in the world, as it takes you all the way to the summit. The train chugs up the mountain, passing through spectacular sights like old-growth forests and “Hell Gate,” a natural mountain gateway. As the train climbs above the timberline, you might catch a glimpse of Bighorn sheep along with those expansive views.

Experience the fall colors in Colorado by foot
Cheyenne Mountain State Park has miles of hiking trails that wind through scenic wilderness. Stop for a picnic and drink in the fall scenery.

Vindicator Valley Trail in Cripple Creek is unique – it curves past many gold mines that originated with the gold rush during the 1890s. Learn all about these historic spots along the way, and enjoy views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Choose your own fall adventure when you stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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Experience These Museums & Attractions While Visiting Colorado Springs

Come to Colorado for the beautiful mountain scenery, but don’t forget to fill your trip with some variety.

For instance, why not go underground? Then, catch your breath from your outdoor adventures and see some of the history of the region and the state. Want to know more? Keep reading!

Try These Family Friendly Activities in Colorado Springs

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Take a self-guided tour through the Air Force Academy and see where men and women train to serve in the Air Force. Points of interest on campus to visit include the spectacular Cadet Chapel and the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center, where you can brush up on your cadet history.

Pioneers Museum
Explore the history of the Pikes Peak region at this facility, one of the premier Colorado Springs museums, housed in a restored 1903 courthouse. Collections include art, artifacts, and historic handicrafts, and exhibits focus on regional Native American history as well as the area’s prominence in regard to mining and military training.

Cave of the Winds
Come to this natural attraction to discover a whole new world underground. Discovered in 1881 by two brothers on an exploration, the cave features a network of tunnels and chambers with magnificent rock formations. A Discovery Tour is a great family adventure, while the Lantern Tours are conducted only by lantern light and are for the less faint of heart.

Olympic Training Center
See where some of the world’s greatest athletes come to train. View the grounds and some of the facilities, such as the Aquatics Center and the Sports Center Gymnasiums, on a 45-minute walking tour. Check out the Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda to see past trainees who went for gold, then grab a souvenir from the Olympic Store.

More family friendly activities in Colorado Springs await you so don't wait to plan your stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  Visit our website to book your next getaway to Colorado!

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Outdoor Adventures to Enjoy Before it Snows in Colorado

Winter is long, and there are times when you may not be able to head outdoors to enjoy the wide range of activities so why not take advantage of the beautiful fall weather to experience these activities before the snow falls in Colorado.

Here are some outdoor adventures to enjoy before it snows in Colorado, while you’re soaking up every last bit of fall.

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Horseback Riding in Colorado Springs
Experience a classic trail ride on your own mount. A gentle horse will do the walking as you travel through some of Colorado’s most breathtaking scenery in areas like Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak National Forest, and Cheyenne Canyon. Travel to the forest with Old Stage Riding Stables, or choose an outfitter that offers rides for all experience levels for your horseback riding adventure at Tarryall Ranch.   

Ziplining in Colorado
Get a unique view of Colorado when you take zip line tours through the landscape at great heights. Soar off cliffs and reach elevations of 6500 feet with Pikes Peak Ziplines, or try out both classic and extreme zip line courses at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours.

Rock Climbing Adventures Around Colorado Springs
Colorado’s mountains mean that there are plenty of cool places to rock climb. For guided rock climbing out in the wild, try Front Range Climbing Company. For indoor rock climbing and guided instruction (to better prepare for an outdoor climb), turn to CityROCK Colorado Springs. These are some of the best places for rock climbing in Colorado Springs.

For all of these outdoor adventures, stay in the perfect location when you book with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. While you’re at it, book one of our special offers, such as our Fall Escapes or Golf Getaways. They include the perfect complements to round out your trip and get you outside.

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