Our Picks for Pumpkin Patches in 2022

Autumn is the perfect time to hang out with goblins and rub elbows with ghosts (if they have any, that is!). It is also when pumpkin patches shine. So, grab your wagon, high-five a scarecrow, and head to the fields. 

Fortunately for Coloradans, pumpkin patches can be found all over, in cities, in suburbs, and out in the boonies. You can gorge on this gourd at various locations, including the following:

Moon Farm

Pumpkins don’t grow well at high altitudes, which is why it’s difficult to find a pumpkin patch smack dab in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. But Moon Farm in Fruita, which has an elevation lower than Denver, puts Western Colorado on the map. It’s been home to pumpkin patches, petting zoos, hay rides, corn mazes, haunted castles, and educational activities for five decades. 

Fritzler Farm Park

Fritzler Farm Park, located in Lasalle, offers tons to do, including a 15-acre corn maze that can keep you entertained (or lost) for hours. The park features 22 attractions in total, with a pillow jump, pedal go-karts, a ball zone, a pumpkin cannon, and a paintball gallery. It’s part pumpkin patch, part amusement park, and all fun. 

Cottonwoods Farm

Cottonwoods Farm is located outside of Boulder, in Lafayette, and offers all the traditional pumpkin patch fanfare. Come tackle a straw bale, wander through a corn maze, go for a wagon ride, or decorate a gourd. It’ll make a lovely centerpiece for your candy feast on November 1. 

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms

Everything's coming up roses this Halloween…sort of. The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, ironically located in Littleton, features a giant corn maze (as well as a mini-maze for smaller children) and a 10-acre pumpkin patch. Visitors can also enjoy the traditional favorites of the gardens, including the exquisitely grown flowers and bird-watching opportunities. 

Anderson Farms

No pumpkin patch list can be complete without an appearance by Anderson Farms in Erie. This patch is well-known as being a must-do every autumn. It features a huge corn maze, wagon rides, farm critters, a combine slide, pedal karts, forts, and a mountain made of tires (and ready to be climbed). Horror-lovers can also enjoy Terror in the Corn, an immersive, haunted experience that might leave you sleeping with the lights on.

Whether you’re going to a pumpkin patch because you actually need to buy a pumpkin, or simply want to enjoy the festivities of the season, Colorado doesn’t disappoint. From the scary to the corny, there's something everyone can appreciate.

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