Fall has arrived and so has the fun!
October in Colorado is a great time to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and get outdoors, attend fall festivals and find your perfect pumpkin at one of the state’s many pumpkin patches. Need fall-inspired ideas on what to do this month? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorites:
The annual Tour de Corgi in Fort Collins
Oct. 1: Attend the annual Tour de Corgi, the ultimate corgi meet-up and parade through Old Town Fort Collins. What’s cuter than a corgi you ask? A corgi in a costume! You won’t want to miss the corgi costume contest at the end of the parade. All proceeds from this event benefit local dog rescues. For more information on this event click here.
The Hot Chocolate 5k, 10k, or 15k
Oct. 2: Run or walk the Hot Chocolate 5K, 10K, or 15K, or another October race in Colorado. There are tons of options to get you outside and moving, which will benefit your mental and physical health. What’s better than getting some physical activity and a cup of hot chocolate on a crisp fall morning? For information on the Hot Chocolate Race click here.
The Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms
Oct. 7-9: Celebrate fall at the Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms. Pick your favorite pumpkin in the 10-acre pumpkin patch, explore the corn maze and enjoy food trucks, live music, artisan booths, hayrides and face painting. After you pick out your pumpkins there’s even a free pumpkin daycare available, so you can enjoy the rest of the festival without having to lug those big pumpkins around.
Click here for more pumpkin patches to enjoy in Colorado.
Victorian Horrors at the Molly Brown House Museum
Oct. 14-29: Looking for something a little more frightening? Attend Victorian Horrors at the Molly Brown House Museum in Denver. Well-known Gothic horror stories from authors such as Edgar Allen Poe will be portrayed throughout the house by local actors in a 45–60-minute presentation as you walk through the house. For more information and to buy tickets click here.
Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
October 21-23,28-31: Check out Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. A unique experience for your kids to dress up and trick-or-treat while visiting zoo animals at night. Activities include a haunted house, a spooky graveyard, a lighted pumpkin patch and a giraffe feeding experience. Buying tickets in advance is required. For more information and to buy tickets click here.
All aboard! Take a magnificent train ride.
Oct. 1-31: Soak in the beauty of fall in Colorado with a train ride through the mountains. Hop aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad on one of their special fall train rides happening all month long. Enjoy views of the Arkansas River Valley and yellowing aspens as you ride through some of the state’s most beautiful and epic landscapes. For more information and to buy tickets click here.
Check out these other historic train rides throughout Colorado, or visit these great spots to enjoy Colorado’s fall colors.
Make a delicious pumpkin pie
Oct. 1-31: Perfect your pumpkin pie recipe. Fall is a great time to load up on your favorite healthy autumn ingredient, pumpkin, and practice that pie recipe before Thanksgiving. Pumpkin is highly nutritious, loaded with vitamins and minerals that boost immunity and antioxidants that may reduce your risk of chronic disease. Not sure where to start? Check out this healthy pumpkin pie recipe here.