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10 Fall Activities to Enjoy This Season Around Painted Prairie

Oct 05, 2022

Orange you glad it’s fall? We sure are! There are so many ways to celebrate the season in and around Painted Prairie! Here are a few of our favorite fall activities.

Pumpkin carving at one of Painted Prairie’s Pocket Parks.

Peruse a local pumpkin patch to find a few to bring back to the neighborhood for a friendly carving competition! Nearby Painted Prairie, you’ll find Nick’s Garden Center & Farm Market. In addition to their impressive pumpkin patch, this local business also has games, rides, mazes, photo opportunities, an inflatable obstacle course, and so much more!

Pumpkin carving is fun for all ages! Grab the family and head out to one of the many pumpkin patches near Painted Prairie.

Host a potluck at High Prairie Park.

One of the best ways to gather friends and family? With delicious food in a gorgeous setting! Have everyone on your guest list bring something fall-themed, like pumpkin cookies, mulled wine, or apple pie. Enjoy a tasty meal in one of our covered areas, with a side of mountain views! You’re sure to have a great and yummy time!

Enjoy a fall foliage tour.

Some might argue it’s the most beautiful time of the year! Get out and enjoy the great Colorado outdoors with a festive fall foliage tour or hike! Not sure where to go? Check out these Dayhikes Near Denver!

Golden forest landscape in Aspen, Colorado maroon bells mountains in October 2019 and vibrant trees foliage autumn with dirt road
You can’t beat the fall colors in Colorado! Get out and head out on a hike this season.

Play a game of touch football at Painted Prairie.

Kick off a cool, sunny afternoon at High Prairie Park’s Great Lawn in the best way possible with all your friends and neighbors! Add to the fun with some BBQ grilling, and you’re sure to have a ball.

Go on a haunted ghost tour at the Gaylord Rockies.

Are you ready to have a spooky good time? ALIVE! Haunted Ghost Tour at the Gaylord Rockies will bring legends and lore to life with scary tales while you stroll through the Grand Lodge.

Experience elk season at Estes Park.

If you’ve never been to the Rocky Mountain National Park during elk season, we suggest you put it on your to-do list ASAP. Take a private 3-hour guided tour from the locals who know the area best! It will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Bull elk bugling for mate in September.
Bull elk bugling for mate in September.

Head out on a bike ride in High Prairie Park.

What’s better than a little sunshine and exercise to enjoy the fall season? Right within the Painted Prairie community, you’ll find High Prairie Park. A great way to enjoy a few hours outdoors, just moments from home!

Visit Denver Botanic Gardens Pumpkin Festival.

Running from October 7 – 9, this family favorite event at Chatfield Farms includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch, corn maze, and more! This seasonal favorite event will also feature hayrides, photo booths, entertainment and live music, food trucks, and local crafts and artisan booths, just to name a few! Remember to snag your tickets before arriving, as tickets will not be available onsite.

Cheer on your local high school team right in Aurora!

Whether you’ve got a student at the school or just love local teams, attending an exciting Friday night game at Vista Peak is a must-do! Go team!

Attend Boo at the Zoo.

All the animals you can dream of, minutes from Painted Prairie! Boo at the Zoo: Storybook Safari is a safe and socially distanced Halloween Celebration every day in October! You’ll experience costumed fantasy characters, festive seasonal-themed food and drink, mythical creatures, and even art with LEGO bricks! It’s fun for all ages!

There’s so much to do in and around Painted Prairie, the only question left is, which will you try first!?

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