It's Halloween season in Colorado once again, which means it is time for kids to decorate jack-o’-lanterns and pick out cool outfits to wear trick-or-treating. However, the Halloween season isn't to be enjoyed by kids alone, as many adults also celebrate this one-of-a-kind holiday in a slight different fashion. Rather than knocking on doors and asking for candy, adult Halloween enthusiasts search out the scariest and spookiest haunted houses they can find with the intention and hopes of getting their pants scared off. With that in mind, here are five of the most intimidating haunted attractions in the state of Colorado.
Asylum Haunted House
For a highly-rated haunted house experience that doesn’t require thrill seekers to leave Denver, consider checking out the Asylum Haunted House. This haunted destination has been featured on the Travel Channel show, “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions,” and also has been ranked as one the Top 10 Haunted Houses in America by Hauntworld Magazine. Complete with numerous strobe lights, multiple fog machines and a wealth of actors who are waiting to frighten brave visitors, this haunted house provides more than 15,000 square feet of entertainment. The Asylum Haunted House offers a Skip the Line Pass for guests who just can’t wait to be scared. For information regarding tickets prices and hours of operation, head over to http://www.asylumdenver.com/.
Ghouls Gulch Haunted House
Located in the city of Colorado Springs, the Ghouls Gulch Haunted House is one of the top-rated haunted attractions in the entire state. Ghouls Gulch was previously voted the “Best Haunted House in Colorado” by FrightFind.com, and OnlyInYourState.com declared Ghouls Gulch the No. 2 “Must-See Haunted House” in the Centennial State. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Ghouls Gulch Haunted House, so it has added new animatronic props to celebrate. For more details, check out http://ghoulsgulch.com/.
13th Floor Haunted House
According to an internal review conducted by the Otis Elevators company, it’s estimated that 85% of buildings that use elevators do not have a 13th floor. The reason for this is because many people consider the number 13 to be unlucky; the 13th Floor Haunted House uses this phobia to its advantage. Visitors will be able to experience several unique rooms once inside the doors of this attraction, including a swamp room, butcher’s room and a creepy teddy bear room. In addition, highly skilled actors will be hiding throughout this haunted house, waiting for the perfect time to jump out and scare unsuspecting visitors. Located in the heart of Denver, the 13th Floor Haunted House is the largest haunted house in the Mile High City. Moreover, USA Today named it “One of the best 13 haunted house attractions in the US.” To learn more, take a look at http://www.13thfloorhauntedhouse.com/.
The Frightmare Compound
For more than 30 years, the Frightmare Compound has been providing thrills and chills to people looking to test their bravery in Westminster. This haunted house was originally designed and founded by Brad Holder, and it’s rumored he was buried somewhere on the property after his death. People visiting the Frightmare Compound for the first time can expect to come across actors dressed as flesh-eating zombies, as well as several eye-catching set designs and enough frightening experiences to make even the most courageous of adventurers jump and scream. Head over to https://www.facebook.com/The-Frightmare-Compound-249225846773/ for more details.
Scream Acres Haunted Corn Maze
The Fritzler Corn Maze in Greeley is famous for providing family-friendly fun throughout the summer, but once October rolls around, the corn maze gets a spooky makeover and becomes the Scream Acres Haunted Corn Maze. While Phase 1 of this maze is never haunted—making it suitable for younger kids—Phase 2 and Scream Acres offer the type of creepy and thrilling entertainment that older Halloween enthusiasts crave. With more than 1.5 miles of corn maze to navigate, visitors are sure to experience a stimulating adventure they will never forget. In addition, the Fritzler Corn Maze offers Zombie Paintball Slayer this year, which allows guests to take aim at various props and targets that are designed to resemble zombies. Check out http://www.fritzlermaze.com/scream-acres for more details.
People who have asthma, women who are pregnant and anyone with heart issues would be wise not to visit any of the haunted attractions from the this list because the strobe lights, fog machines and shock factor of these haunted destinations could cause health concerns. If these health conditions don't apply to you, then make the most of this Halloween by grabbing some of your bravest friends and taking a trip to one of these premier haunted destinations in Colorado.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.