18 great pick-your-own pumpkin farms in Colorado

September 12, 2023
young boy leans on pumpkins in a pumpkin patch in Colorado. Now is a great time to pick your own pumpkins
Make the Halloween season more festive by heading to a Colorado pumpkin patch or farm to pick your own pumpkins. Photo: Getty Images.

Whether you like traditional big orange pumpkins, white fairy tale pumpkins or spooky types like warty pumpkins, you can make the Halloween season even more festive by venturing to a pumpkin patch in Colorado to pick your own pumpkin.

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To get the most out of Colorado’s spectacular fall season, check out these fun activities for October.

Here’s a list of pumpkin farms in Colorado by region to help you get started. Enjoy and Happy Halloween! (Please check each farm’s website or call ahead before you venture out in case the farm is closed due to cold or snowy weather.)

Pumpkin patches near Denver

Berry Patch Farms, Brighton

In the summer and early fall, Berry Patch Farms is a wonderful place to pick your own raspberries and strawberries (as the name implies). During the pumpkin-picking season, enjoy hayrides, a straw maze and a scavenger hunt, along with pumpkin picking. Bonus, you can also meet the farm chickens and pigs. Check their homepage for what “pick-your-own” crop is currently in season.

13785 Potomac St., Brighton
birds fly over a pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms
Birds swoop over the pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Littleton

Bring children and a wagon and load up on pumpkins at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Free “pumpkin daycare” is available while you enjoy the rest of the festival, which includes entertainment and additional activities like pony rides, crafts and face painting. Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 6-8. Tickets required. Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms continues through Oct. 31.

8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon, Littleton

Cottonwood Farm, Lafayette

Cottonwood Farm is a family-owned farm near Boulder and just north of Lafayette. Borrow one of the farm’s red wagons or bring your own to pick your own pumpkin. The farm also offers organic winter squash, a corn maze and a straw bale maze. Hayrides are available on weekends. Open daily starting Sept. 23 through Halloween from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-paid admissions are strongly recommended, especially on weekends. Call or check the website in case of wintry weather.

10600 Isabelle Road, Lafayette

Munson Farms, Boulder

Munson Farms, just outside of Boulder, has a pumpkin patch along with pre-picked pumpkins and gourds. The farm also features hayrides and a corn maze. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October.

75th & Valmont, Boulder

Rock Creek Farm, Broomfield

Rock Creek Farm features over 100 acres of ‘U-pick-em’ pumpkins, along with a hay bale maze, farm animals and six miles of winding paths through their corn maze. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Oct. 1-31. Buy tickets in advance. Open some nights if you wish to explore the corn maze with a flashlight.

2005 South 112th Street, Broomfield

Pumpkin patches in northern Colorado

Anderson Farms, Erie

At Anderson Farms, you can ride an antique wagon out to the pumpkin fields, where you can pick from more than 70 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. The farm offers a handicapped-accessible wagon ride. It features a corn maze, a pumpkin cannon and a combine slide, among other attractions.

The pumpkin patch is open daily from Sept. 21 through Halloween. Pre-paid admissions are strongly recommended, especially on weekends. Private campfire spaces are also available.

6728 County Road 3 ¼, Erie

pumpkin patch in Colorado
Bright orange pumpkins fill a field at Chatfield Farms where you can pick your own pumpkin at this pumpkin patch in Colorado. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.

The Bee Hugger, Longmont

The Bee Hugger is a community farm where families can go to see bees and pick pumpkins in the fall. The farm also boasts you-pick-em sunflowers in the summer.

4801 Ute Highway, Longmont

Fritzler Farm Park, La Salle

Fritzler Farm Park is a family-owned farm featuring plenty of pumpkins along with a corn maze, go-carts, a barrel train, a pumpkin house, a corn box (like a sandbox) and pumpkin cannons. Open select days from Sept. 17 through Oct. 29.

20861 CR 33, LaSalle

Miller Farms, Platteville

During the Fall Harvest Festival at Miller Farms, folks of all ages can take a tractor ride out in the fields of a working farm to get their hands in the dirt to harvest pumpkins and vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, Indian corn and peppers.

The 180-acre farm also features antique tractors, a hay pyramid, farm animals, a corn maze, a ‘Croc-pit’ (from chopped-up Croc shoes). Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through mid-November.

13912 Co Rd 19, Platteville

Osborn Farm, Loveland

Established in 1861, Osborn Farm features a field full of pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds, along with activities for the whole family including a barrel train, hayrides (on weekends) and straw bales for children to climb.

Open daily starting Sept 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1230 S Boise Avenue, Loveland

adults and children fill red wagons with pumpkins at Chatfield Farms, a pumpkin patch in Colorado.
A wagon is great to have along in a pick-your-own pumpkin patch in Colorado. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.

Something from the Farm, Fort Collins

Something From the Farm is a dog-friendly pumpkin farm. Four generations of the Dory family run this certified-organic pumpkin patch where you can also enjoy a hayride or explore a bale maze.

No entrance fee. Pumpkins sold by the pound.

Open daily from Sept. 30 through Halloween. Hours: 9 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

8020 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins

Pumpkin patches near Colorado Springs

Diana’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze, Cañon City

A family-owned farm, Diana’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze features specialty pumpkins just right for any jack-o-lantern, along with a corn maze, corn bin, hay slide and duck races. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from mid-September through Halloween.

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1649 Poplar Avenue, Cañon City

Pantaleo Farms Great Pumpkin Patch, Vineland

Known for their Pueblo chiles during the summer, the Pantaleo’s Farms Great Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkins in the fall at their farm east of Pueblo. You can also go on hayrides and enjoy bonfires at night. The Great Pumpkin Patch is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Oct. 6, through Halloween.

39651 South Road, Vineland

Wishing Star Farm, Ellicott

The Wishing Star Farm features a pumpkin patch along with pony rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, train rides, corn bins, a petting zoo, duck races, a tire jungle, a hay slide and corn hole. Open daily except Mondays from Sept. 23 through Oct. 29. Buy tickets in advance and visit their website for more details.

24024 State Highway 94; Ellicott

Pumpkin patches in eastern Colorado

Mazzotti Farms, Hudson

Along with finding plenty of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and straw bales, you can also create your own scarecrow. Mazzotti Farms is a true working farm, and along with pumpkins, it also features a petting zoo and a corn maze. Open Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

24120 Weld County Road 8, Hudson

Pope Farms Corn MAiZe and Pumpkin Patch, Wiggins

Pope Farms Corn MAiZe and Pumpkin Patch feature you-pick-’em sunflowers in September and fall items on weekends in October. You’ll find everything from sunflowers to straw, corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins and winter squash. The farm even features special “Zombie Paintball” events after dark. Open Oct. 1-31 on Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

19502 CR 3, Wiggins

Weathers Family Farm, Yuma

The Weathers Family Farm is a family farm where they raise cattle and grow sweet corn, popcorn, wheat, alfalfa and plenty of pumpkins. They also have a large corn maze. The farm, located 6 miles east of Yuma, is open in October on Saturdays and Sundays.

11550 US Highway 34,Yuma

Pumpkin patches in Western Colorado

Studt’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Grand Junction

At the Studt’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze you’ll find pumpkins, a corn maze, a hay mountain, horse-drawn hayrides, potato-sack races, a zipline, an aviary, a petting zoo and pony rides. Studt’s advertises itself as the largest pumpkin patch and corn maze in Colorado’s Grand Valley. Open daily, except on Mondays, Sept. 30-Oct. 30. Call for directions.

21 ½ Road north of Highway 6 & 50, Grand Junction

About the author

Katie Kerwin McCrimmon is a proud Colorado native. She attended Colorado College, thanks to a merit scholarship from the Boettcher Foundation, and worked as a park ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park during summer breaks from college. She is also a storyteller. She loves getting to know UCHealth patients and providers and sharing their inspiring stories.

Katie spent years working as a journalist at the Rocky Mountain News and was a finalist with a team of reporters for the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of a deadly wildfire in Glenwood Springs in 1994. Katie was the first reporter in the U.S. to track down and interview survivors of the tragic blaze, which left 14 firefighters dead.

She covered an array of beats over the years, including the environment, politics, education and criminal justice. She also loved covering stories in Congress and at the U.S. Supreme Court during a stint as the Rocky’s reporter in Washington, D.C.

Katie then worked as a reporter for an online health news site before joining the UCHealth team in 2017.

Katie and her husband Cyrus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, have three children. The family loves traveling together anywhere from Glacier National Park to Cuba.