Ten Colorado Haunted Houses to Visit This October

Updated September 2022

Looking for a frightful fall? Colorado has dozens of haunted attractions, and they’re particularly popular in the Denver area. There are so many haunts to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones are worth your time and money. We’ve made a list of ten terrifying Colorado haunted houses to help narrow things down.

Colorado Haunted Houses

Frightmare Compound – Westminster, CO

The oldest haunted house in the Denver area is said to be genuinely haunted by its founder, Brad Holder, who died after a lengthy illness. Frightmare is 35 years strong and still adding new attractions. Come face-to-face with killer clowns as you wind through the terrifying maze, or take part in one of their limited Lights Out events, where you try to find your way in total darkness. You never know what you’ll get here.

Dark Side of the Abbey Haunt – Canon City, CO

If wandering an abandoned monastery sounds like your idea of fun, this is the place for you. Two different haunted areas include the extreme upstairs and (slightly) tamer basement.

Thirteenth Floor – Denver, CO

Entering its 15th year and called one of the top five most terrifying haunted houses in the U.S. by USA Today, Thirteenth Floor is one of the most terrifying haunts in Denver. It has stunning production value, with detailed sets, acrobatics, and dedicated actors. This year’s three featured attractions: come face-to-face with Sasquatch in Primal Fear, survive the Blackthorn Slasher in Midnight Mania, and run from undead trick-or-treaters in All Hallow’s Eve.

City of the Dead, Henderson, CO

City of the Dead is also presented by Thirteenth Floor, and has three attractions: the zombie-plagued City of the Dead, delusional patients on the prowl in the Asylum, and flesh-eating clowns in the Carnival of Carnage.

Hellscream, Colorado Springs, CO

Offering fun and fear to Colorado Springs for 11 years, Hellscream really brings the special effects. Want to be locked in a bloody penitentiary (Escape Room-style) or take a horrifying tour through a haunted mine? The choice is yours.

Haunted Field of Screams, Thornton, CO

A 40-acre corn maze is the backdrop for this terrifyingly good time. The Haunted Field of Screams is Colorado’s largest haunted attraction, featuring several haunted houses lurking within the corn.

Creepy Walk in the Woods, Loveland, CO

A hike through the forest gets gradually more terrifying during a Creepy Walk in the Woods. Frightening and fun, they also offer a waiting area instead of a line, where you can drink hot cocoa and cider before taking your walk. 

Terror in the Corn – Erie, CO

Terror in the Corn’s “Mile of Mayhem” is 10 acres of immersive terror. Featuring a rich, and rather in depth, backstory, it incorporates a corn maze, a haunted ghost-town, and a zombie paintball hunt. Choose your adventure!

World’s Scariest Haunted House – Littleton, CO

The World’s Scariest Haunted House is an action-packed freak-out-athon, where you’re always jumping—because something is always jumping at you!

Scream Acres – LaSalle, CO

Scream Acres has perhaps the scariest corn maze in the state, coupled with a zombie apocalypse paintball adventure. What could go wrong?

Lack of Coverage = Spooky

These Colorado haunted houses might be terrifying, but your insurance coverage shouldn’t keep you up at night. Contact a local Farm Bureau Insurance agent to schedule a portfolio review.