Halloween is upon us, and Colorado is buzzing with a ghastly array of events to spook and delight you. Don your most haunting attire, swing that treat bag, and embark on a tour of the eeriest events around Triple Crown Casinos in Cripple Creek and nearby regions. Here’s your guide to spine-chilling adult Halloween events in Colorado.
Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Festival, Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs showcases the Coffin Races Festival on Oct. 28, a blend of history and hilarity. Cheer on costumed racers vying for titles in speed, creativity, and coffin design. Absent during the pandemic, the races returned in 2022, now better than ever.
Rooted deeply in Manitou’s history, the Coffin Races Festival began in 1995 when the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce organized the first-ever coffin races in the nation, honoring a beloved figure from its history, Emma Crawford. Emma arrived in Manitou Springs in 1889, seeking a remedy for her tuberculosis from the town’s renowned cold-water mineral springs. Enchanted by the picturesque mountain town, her one final wish was to be laid to rest atop Red Mountain. Tragically, Emma passed away in 1891. In a touching gesture of love and respect, her partner William Hildebrand — an engineer for the Pikes Peak Cog Railway — gathered 11 other people from Manitou and undertook the arduous task of carrying Emma’s coffin up the 7,200-foot slope. However, nature had its own plans. Almost four decades later, in 1929, after enduring year after year of harsh winters and spring downpours, Emma’s resting place was disrupted. Her coffin hurtled down the mountainside. All that remained when discovered by local children were the casket’s handles, a nameplate, and some bones. Today, the coffin races not only celebrate the enduring spirit of Emma Crawford but also epitomize the resilient spirit of Manitou Springs and its inhabitants.
Boo at the Bridge, Royal Gorge, Canon City
Join the festive spirits (not the ghostly kind) at the Annual Boo at the Bridge. A plethora of activities await, from costume contests to dance performances. Don’t miss Deja Blues setting the musical mood.
Step into a world of eerie delight from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Boo at the Bridge event in Royal Gorge in Canon City. Celebrating its ninth annual run, this spooktacular Halloween event promises a fa-BOO-lous time for all attendees, young and old. With tickets priced at $13 each online (for ages 4 and above) and $15 at the door, it’s an enticing invitation for everyone. Season pass holders can enjoy a special price of $10 at the door. And the best treat? Children aged 2 and below enter for free! Mummies & Daddies, gear up for a fang-tastic adventure as you guide your little ghosts and goblins through America’s Bridge. Participate in trick-or-treating, where local businesses and nonprofits generously fill your bags with delicious treats and wish you a Happy Halloween. Drop in, revel in the games, and don’t forget to exclaim, “Trick-or-Treat!”
Boo at The Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Trick-or-treat like never before at Boo at the Zoo. Encounter animals, wander through a lighted pumpkin patch, and dive into the haunted house at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Set against the majestic backdrop of Colorado Springs, the zoo is rolling out its carpet for a Halloween spectacle — Boo at the Zoo! Scheduled for seven nights on October 20-22, 27-29, and 31, 2023, from 4 PM to 8:30 PM, this event beckons families to indulge in a Halloween experience while seeing what the animals do at night. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker hoping to explore the Haunted House at the Lodge at Moose Lake or someone simply wanting to meander through the Spooky Graveyard near the Scutes Family Gallery, there’s something for everyone. Little adventurers can embark on a trick-or-treat journey across spooky treat stations, venture into the Pirate’s Cove in Australia Walkabout, or marvel at the radiant display in the Lighted Pumpkin Patch at My Big Backyard. Capture these memorable moments at the many photo spots available, and don’t forget to flaunt them with the hashtag #BOOCMZOO.
Eager for an aerial view? The Sky Ride awaits, priced at $3 per person, but be in line by 7:30 p.m. for the final ride at 8 p.m.
The event includes various animal exhibits. Feed the towering giraffes, watch the majestic African lions under the evening sky, or get up close with domestic goats and more. And when hunger strikes, the zoo’s restaurants like Cozy Goat, Elson’s Place, and Grizzly Grill, along with the Thundergod Gift Shop, will be open for patrons.
Admission to Boo at the Zoo requires online timed e-tickets to be purchased in advance, with a half-hour entry window after the indicated time on the ticket. Don your finest Halloween costumes but ensure safety by adhering to the mask and weapon guidelines mentioned. Also, in an eco-friendly move, guests are encouraged to bring their own trick-or-treat bags, although the Zoo provides an option to buy them at the admission booth. Dive into this enchanting Halloween escapade and make memories that will last a lifetime!
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