Let’s Get Spooky!

Where to go for a Halloween fright in North Metro.

by North Metro Woman


The Halloween countdown has begun, dear readers!  If you like to celebrate the holiday by scaring the pants off your friends and family, you’re in luck AND in the right side of town.  North Metro Denver has some spectacular neighborhoods for trick-or-treating and places to get spooked –  oftentimes they are one in the same.   Some neighborhoods boast houses and yards that are so done up it requires a little bravery by your little ones just to get the treat.  Yet, every year it changes and new ones pop up.  As seen in North Metro Woman’s Fall Guide,  if you’re not sure where to go in any given neighborhood, you can download the Nextdoor Interactive Treat App and Map for specific houses that are decked-out and giving treats to your little ghosts, goblins AND furry friends.   That’s right – some houses designate themselves as “pet friendly” with pet-safe treats on this special night.

No matter where you go on Halloween, and how scary the houses,  remember to have FUN!  (Here’s a peek at one neighbor’s over the top garage in Broomfield.)


The following are commercial Haunted House activities that may be age restrictive: Download our Fall Guide for discounts and promos.

The Haunted Field of Screams in Thornton will make you wish you had never left your home.  This 40 acre field of fright is set in creepy corn stalks that lead to multiple haunted houses which back up to the infamously haunted Riverdale Road.  If you have not heard of this eery stretch of road, google it.  It’s tales of historic hangings, burnings and roadside accidents are notorious.  On this night you will visit the home of a murdered family and enter the gates of hell.   This attraction is specifically NOT FOR CHILDREN!

The Frightmare Compound – Even the name gives you chills!  This notoriously scary nightmare attraction, in Westminster, has been scaring young and old for over 40 years. Reviewers love the selfie station where you can pose with the scariest monsters in history.  But the part you will never forget is the coffin simulator that seals you in while you hear yourself lowered into the ground while dirt is slowly being poured over your eternally trapped body.  You will definitely be gasping for air,  but if you’re the kind of person who wants to know what it’s like to be buried alive, check it out!

Terror in the Corn – This award winning mile-long frightening journey can be found at Anderson Farms in Erie.  Here, their mascot, Jack the pumpkin-head scarecrow, and a cast of other eerily spooky characters will have you screaming, laughing, and scared right out of your costume.    Click on the link for a peek inside, if you dare:


What are your favorite places to get spooked in the North Metro Area?

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