Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Colorado Springs

From trick-or-treating and costume contests to haunted houses and bar crawls, here’s where to celebrate spooky season all month long.

Pick out your costumes. Carve your pumpkins. Pop in a scary movie. And get ready to have a bloody good time this Halloween season in Colorado Springs because there’s no shortage of spooky fun here. From bone-chilling haunted houses to costume contests and spooktacular parties, you’re sure to let loose and have a scary good time. But fear not, Halloween in Colorado Springs isn’t just for the brave-hearted. If hair-raising haunts aren’t your thing or if you want to take the family to an enchanting event, we’ve got you covered too. So here’s your ultimate guide to Halloween in the Springs:

Thrills and Chills

A Hauntingly Good Time

Family-Friendly Fun

Thrills and Chills

Hellscream Haunted House

Sept. 22 – Oct. 31
3021 N. Hancock Ave.

If you’re looking for some truly hair-raising fun this Halloween in Colorado Springs, look no further than the Hellscream Haunted House. This year, the not-so-good Dr. Von Helton has opened the doors to his toxic waste-ridden manor in an effort to evict its ghostly tenants, presumed to be Jack Slaughter and his infamous murderous clowns. This haunted house is scary, bloody and definitely not for the faint of heart.

The Fear Complex

Sept. 29 – Nov. 4
2220 E. Bijou St.

The Haunted Mines has transformed into the Springs’ largest and newest haunted attraction, complete with four haunted adventures, including the haunted mines, sanitarium, carnevil and sinister manor. Enter if you dare.

Underground caverns at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Explore beneath the surface with a cave tour at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park above Manitou Springs. Photo courtesy of Cave of the Winds.

Haunted Lantern Tour: Journey into Fear Director’s Cut

Weekends in October
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, 100 Cave of the Winds Rd., Manitou Springs

The Cave of the Winds is a beautiful sight during the day, but what happens when the lights go out? Descend into darkness with only a dim handheld lantern during the Haunted Lantern Tour: Journey into Fear Director’s Cut to experience the unexplainable phenomena deep within.

Ghost Stories of Old Manitou Walking Tours

Weekends in October
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center and THEATREdART provide thoughtfully scripted outdoor, evening tours that provide a fun, family experience. The eerie yet fun ghost tours walk you through long-lost stories of real residents from Manitou Springs history.  Read more about the Pikes Peak region’s haunted past in  Touring the Haunted History of Colorado Springs and The Haunted Arby’s: A Side of Spooky.

Sunday Night Frights

Sundays in October
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center will screen a classic scary movie every Sunday in October at 6 p.m. And you can visit the museum. Classic concessions are available. Registration is free.

Spooktober movie marathons at Red Leg Brewing. Photo courtesy of Red Leg Brewing Company.
Spooktober movie marathons at Red Leg Brewing. Photo courtesy of Red Leg Brewing Company.

Spooktober Movie Marathon

Sundays in October
Red Leg Brewing Company, 2323 Garden of the Gods Rd.

Every Sunday in October, head over to Red Leg Brewing Company for a fun and free Halloween movie showing. The movie starts at 7 p.m. each night, and you’re more than welcome to cozy up with your own blankets and chairs. If you’re bringing the family, note that all the shows are PG-rated except one PG-13.

Beyond the Grave: An Evening with Bram Stoker

Oct. 13-14
Evergreen Cemetery

Step into Bram Stoker’s world on an unforgettable evening where you’ll meet the Irish author behind Dracula and delve into the origins of the legendary novel. Encounter Stoker and his iconic characters, such as Mina, Lucy and Dr. Van Helsing, as you explore the Evergreen Cemetery. Expect to also discover mysteries of the undead during this chilling guided tour.


Wrong Turn Haunted Maze

Oct. 13 – Nov. 4

Mix fall vibes, craft cocktails and horror story thrills at COATI’s Wrong Turn Haunted Maze. Start with a cocktail or mocktail from the seasonal Harvest Bar on the Taphouse rooftop. Then take the Wrong Turn down the stairs and into the depths of a bone-chilling fever dream in the haunted farmhouse. If you make it out, you’ll wind your way back to an “exhilarating conclusion” in COATI. Maybe the Wrong Turn is the right turn for your October thrills. Tickets are required.

Three Nights of Horror Film Festival

Oct 20-22
Lon Chaney Theatre at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.

The Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC) presents the 7th annual Three Nights of Horror Film Festival. You can watch 10 spooky movies including classics, ’80s slashers, zombies and B-movie talk-back films where the audience is encouraged to talk or yell during the movie. Local beer and booze will be available.

A Hauntingly Good Time

Emma Crawford Coffin Races

Oct. 29
Downtown Manitou Springs, 900 block of Manitou Ave

The streets of Manitou turn into a fully funky and macabre festival to honor the town’s most famously dead resident. Happening since 1995, the annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races are reportedly the oldest in the nation. Manitou residents and spectators don spooky costumes and cheer on the coffin teams as they race through town. Read more about the event’s namesake in RIP: Rest in Peace Emma Crawford.

Red Leg Brewing’s Adult Halloween Party

Oct. 28
Red Leg Brewing Company, 2323 Garden of the Gods Rd.

Enjoy a night of 21+ fun with costume contests, themed cocktails, limbo, DJ House of Groove, and more at Red Leg Brewing Company’s free Halloween party from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. If you’re looking for family fun, check out the Trunk or Treat below.

Halloween in Colorado Springs bar crawl
Halloween bar crawl in downtown Colorado Springs. Photo courtesy of Crawl With Us.

The Halloween Bar Crawl

Oct. 27-28
Check in at Bar K, 124 E. Costilla St.

Get your costume on and get ready for the big downtown bar crawl. Enjoy exclusive food and drink specials, two complimentary drinks and free cover at all participating venues, such as Bar K, Chiba Bar, Tony’s and Supernova. Oh, did we mention there’s a $1,000 prize for best costume?

Coroner’s Aud Ball Halloween Party

Oct. 28
Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.

Celebrate the macabre and the curious at a Halloween party like no other. There will be a mesmerizing costume contest, spine-tingling music and a wickedly good time that includes cocktails and true-crime scary stories with El Paso County Coroner Leon Kelly. Sometimes real life is the scariest.

Terror on Tejon Block Party

Oct. 28
Colorado Springs Nightclubs on Tejon

Put on your best costume and join the downtown party at Cowboys, Blondie’s, Gasoline Alley and the Mansion. The $15 ticket gets you into all the clubs. Of course there are costume contests.

Family-Friendly Halloween Fun

Family dressed in costume for Boo at the Zoo.
Family dressed in costume for Boo at the Zoo.

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 20-22, 27-29 & 31
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd.

See the zoo in a different light after hours at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s fall festival. Wear your costumes. Grab a trick-or-treating bag. And enjoy Halloween festivities, including a spooky graveyard, lighted pumpkin patch, haunted house and pirate’s cove. Don’t forget to stop at the many photo opportunities and trick-or-treat stations along the way.

Boo! at Bear Creek

Oct. 20
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd.

Walk the trails around Bear Creek Nature Center, meeting creepy costumed characters along the way that will unravel and dispel myths about things that go bump in the night. This event is 6-9 p.m. and is recommended for ages 7 and up.

Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi Halloween costumes on the Royal Gorge Bridge
Jedi at the Royal Gorge Bridge Boo at the Bridge. Photo by Eve Nagode, Fox Run Art.

Boo at the Bridge

Oct. 21
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, 4218 County Rd. 3A, Cañon City

There won’t be any tricks at Boo at the Bridge, only treats as local businesses and nonprofits gather at Royal Gorge Bridge to fill your bags with candy and goodies. When your bag is too heavy to carry, sit for a spell and enjoy some spooky tunes from the local Deja Bluz band. Kids can also meet and learn about live animals, including snakes and rabbits. The festival happens 4-7:30 p.m.

Family Fall Crawl

Oct. 21
Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum welcomes friends and family to have some festive fall fun during Family Fall Crawl at 2 p.m. During your stroll, you’ll visit five interactive art and history stations, such as Culinary Creativity, Natural Wonders and Pumpkin Fun. Costumes are encouraged. Treats and prizes will be handed out to kids during the activities.

Jack-O’-Lantern Trail

Oct. 28
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain

Lighted jack-o’-lanterns illuminate the way as you tour the Fountain Creek Nature trail and surrounding center area. Here, you can embark on a short nature walk, hear some not-so-spooky stories, roast marshmallows and make festive crafts. Want to contribute to the trail? Then stop by the nature center’s pumpkin carving party that morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to carve and decorate your pumpkin.

Jacko-lanterns will light the way at the Jack-O-Lantern Trail.
Jacko-lanterns will light the way at the Jack-O-Lantern Trail.

Southeast Fall Festival

Oct. 18
Panorama Park

Panorama Park is throwing a family-friendly fall festival with live music, food trucks, vendors, farmers market and lots and lots of candy. Head over to trick-or-treat, hang out at the petting zoo and pick a pumpkin from the patch to take home.



Oct. 29
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Divide

Feeding meat-filled pumpkins to wolves? That’s classic Colorado Halloween. OK, you assist the staff at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center with the feeding — and you get to enjoy a bonfire, refreshments and howling along with the wolf pack at this unique Halloween event.

Indoor Family Halloween Festival

Oct. 31
SoccerHaus, 4845 List Dr.

Families are in for a treat at the annual Indoor Family Halloween Festival, where free entry guarantees a day of fun. Local vendors and businesses will delight trick-or-treaters with exciting games prizes, and a generous supply of candy. The event promises a sensory-friendly hour, a lively costume contest, bouncy house excitement for the little ones and nonstop entertainment featuring a DJ and karaoke.


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Haley Harward
Haley Harward
Haley Harward is a young and vibrant woman who loves to read, drink coffee, and go hiking. She is a contributing writer for and is the media manager for Springs Media LLC.

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