Fall Things to Do in Colorado Springs
Are you looking for fun fall things to do in Colorado Springs? Autumn is a pretty big deal in the Pikes Peak region. When the pumpkin spice begins to flow, and the aspens begin to lose their golden mantle, everyone gets into the spirit of the season. If you’re looking for the best places for leaf peeping, you can find that here. This list is for those who want to get outdoors in full fall regalia — scarves, flannel, boots, cider — this is your time to shine!
Apple Picking in Southern Colorado
Yes, you can find apple picking in Colorado. Our majestic Rocky Mountains are like a warm hug embracing farms and orchards filled with produce throughout the state. In fact, amazing fall apple picking can be found just 30 miles from Colorado Springs in the town of Penrose.
Happy Apple Farm
www.happyapplefarm.com | 1190 1st St., Penrose, CO 81240
This farm has ample apple varieties that you can pick by the pound and take home to create all sorts of apple goodies. The farm is adorable, with lots of photo ops in their lush orchard. Pets are welcome at this farm (leashed and behaved), so you can bring the whole family. They press their own cider starting at the end of September and begin offering pumpkins for early pickers as well. The orchard is small, but honestly, you can only pick so many apples before you end up broke, so maybe that’s for the best.
Third Street Apples
www.thirdstreetapples.com | 935 3rd St., Penrose, CO 81240
This awesome apple farm has apples late into September and mid-October due to staggered openings of different parts of the orchard. Their flavors are plentiful with cooking apples, special varieties and traditional favorites. Like Happy Apple, Third Street has a small pumpkin patch. They also have a great farm stand with honey, eggs and artisan soaps. Apples are purchased by the pound, so take care to remember that. You can only bake so many pies!
Apple picking usually begins in September and peaks around the first week of October. However, you can still find apples and cider for sale at fruit stands in Penrose for several weeks after the last self-pick trees are all emptied.
Pumpkin Patches in Colorado Springs and the Pike Peak Region
There’s no place like a pumpkin patch to fully dive into that “it’s fall y’all” aesthetic. Colorado Springs pumpkin patches are masters of the season, providing plentiful pumpkins, premium photo opps and lots of autumn awesomeness.
The Miner’s Pumpkin Patch
Minerspumpkinpatch.com | 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Located up in the North Gate area past Briargate (take the North Gate exit from I-25), the Miner’s Pumpkin Patch at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry is a family favorite. The whole crew can play yard games, pan for gold, take a hayride and, of course, pick their perfect pumpkin! If you’ve got kiddos who dig building equipment, heavy machinery and big trucks, the patch does demos of their equipment.
Longneck Pumpkin Farm
www.longneckpumpkinfarm.com | 7595 California Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80923
This little farm located on the east side of Colorado Springs (along Woodmen Road on your way out to Falcon and Peyton) has lots of cool pumpkins to choose from. It also has a hay ride, yard games, farm animals and a snack shack so you can sip hot cider or coco on brisk weekends.
Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
dianaspumpkinpatch.com | 1649 Poplar Ave., Cañon City, CO 81212
For the ultimate in pumpkin patch fun, Diana’s is a popular spot for families, singles, best friends or anyone else who wants the quintessential fall experience. Located 35 miles southwest of Colorado Springs in Cañon City, Diana’s is the closest corn maze in the area, even at a distance. The maze changes each year and its mile-high corn makes it impossible to cheat (by accident, of course). Diana’s also shines for having tons of fall photo sets perfect for those adorable autumn baby portraits or cute family photos. Check out the patch’s impressive collection of heirloom pumpkins — they have black, white, green, pink and many more.
Other Fall Fun in the Pikes Peak Region
Looking for something to do that’s a little different? We’ve got some alternatives!
The North Pole — Santa’s Workshop
northpolecolorado.com | 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade, CO 80809
If the big box stores are any indication, it’s never too early to start celebrating Christmas. Santa is currently battling plastic pumpkins for aisle space right now and has been since the school supplies were set out. The North Pole, a Christmas-themed amusement park west of Manitou Springs, is definitely the place to be if you love holidays and fun. The park is still open in the fall, complete with fun rides, holiday treats and the chance to get early access to Santa for sharing Christmas lists. The park offers free entry for all visitors and all-day ride bands are available for purchase. Beat the summer crowds and the holiday rush by popping in during the less-busy autumn months.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Boo at the Zoo!
cmzoo.org | 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Fall is also spooky season and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo celebrates in spectacular fashion. Boo at the Zoo is one of the top fall events in Colorado Springs. The zoo is opened up after dark to welcome little ghouls and goblins the chance to trick-or-treat amongst the animals. The zoo is located above the Broadmoor, just south of Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City. Be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time because it is a top event to welcome fall in Colorado. Dress up the kids and have a ball!
Colorado Springs Fall Festivals and Events
Before we send you off on your autumn adventure, we thought it would be great to share a quick list of events that are also super popular in the Pikes Peak region.
- The Emma Crawford Coffin Races in Manitou Springs
- Ghost Stories of Old Manitou in Manitou Springs
- Oktoberfest in Colorado Springs
- Haunted Lantern Tours at Cave of the Winds
- Arts Month throughout Colorado Springs
- Fallidays in Old Colorado City
We hope this list of fall activities around Colorado Springs and parts beyond will help you get the most out of this wonderful season. Don’t forget to winterize your car in between activities. Honest Accurate can help you with tires, brakes, oil changes, inspections and more to help you enjoy your fall drives safely and prepare for the winter fun to come. Be sure to check out our Colorado Springs Auto Repair Specials for our Signature Bumper-to-Bumper Service.