Halloween & Fall Events in the Royal Gorge Region and Beyond

Best Halloween & Fall Events in Southern Colorado

As we start to feel a chill in the air with the fall season creeping up on us, spooky Halloween events start popping up across Southern Colorado! From pumpkin patches to hayrides and trick-or-treating to pumpkin carving, there are plenty of family fall activities to enjoy. Most of all, there are several iconic events to attend for the Halloween season in Colorado. Don’t miss some of the biggest Halloween events at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park and beyond this year!

Here’s a list of best things to do for Halloween and make the most out of the Autumn season:

Boo at the Bridge is the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park’s annual Spooktacular event

Dress up with the family and enter our creative costume contest to win great prizes. Little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treat on America’s Highest Suspension Bridge, gathering candies and snacks from local businesses. Purchase tickets on our website, beginning October 1st. The event runs from 4pm – 7:30pm. It’ll be a treat to have you there!

Halloween & Fall Events in the Royal Gorge Region

1.Winemakers Dinner – September 23rd

Treat yourself to a “wine and dine” experience in the crisp fall air of the Royal Gorge Region at the 18th annual Winemakers Dinner, hosted by The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey this fall. Indulge in innovative Colorado cuisine by Executive Chef John Keuspert, expertly paired with the award-winning Holy Cross Abbey wine by winemaker Jeff Stultz. This celebration of the winery’s Vintage 2022 will be crowned by the natural scenery of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Event time is 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

2. Cheer On the Rim to Rim Royal Gorge Races – October 1st & 2nd

For more than a decade, a community race has been held across the famed Royal Gorge Bridge! The Rim To Rim Royal Gorge Races are one of the most unique running events to take place each year in Colorado. Racers of a 5K, a 10K, half marathon and the inaugural Trail Race will run the beautiful terrain of the Royal Gorge Region. 

A free kids’ race will also be held, featuring a Monster Mash costume theme. Each race takes runners across America’s Highest Suspension bridge in support of Starpoint, a nonprofit organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the elderly, blind, and persons with a brain injury to all live as independently as possible. The finish line for each race is at the south end of the Royal Gorge Bridge.

3. Boo at the Bridge – October 22nd 

Boo at the Bridge is the Park’s biggest event in the fall! Dress up with your family for a night of spooky fun at America’s Highest Suspension Bridge with a costume contest. This annual event at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park returns for its eighth year October 22nd. Little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treat along the Royal Gorge Bridge, collecting candies and treats from local small businesses and non-profits from 4:30pm to 7pm. Enter our creative costume photo contest and coloring contest for a chance to win great prizes! Enjoy live music and a dance performance, and meet real live animals, such as snakes and rabbits, while learning fun facts about them at the Nature’s Educators burrow in the Plaza Theater! Follow us on social media for ticket release dates and more information!

As the air turns crisp and the days get shorter, Fall is in the air and spooky happenings are creeping up on us! Celebrate the season’s change with these events in the Royal Gorge Region and beyond in Southern Colorado. One of the main events at the Royal Gorge & Bridge and Park is Boo at the Bridge, an annual Spooktacular event for our community. Join us October 22nd for a howling good time across the Royal Gorge Bridge! Mummies and daddies take their little ghosts and goblins across America’s Highest Suspension Bridge for trick-or-treating. Live music, coloring contests, and dancing will also be a treat for the evening’s event. Read more in our blog about seasonal events at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, including our first-ever Bridge of Lights event coming this holiday season! Follow us on social media for upcoming details on the Bridge of Lights event.

Halloween Events & Fall Experiences in the Colorado Springs Area

4. Haunted Lantern Tour at Cave of the Winds

Wander deep inside the caves near Colorado Springs for a ghostly experience. The Haunted Lantern Tours offered by Cave of the Winds is an incredible, yet a little spooky, journey underground. Hear the sounds of water dripping from the rocks and the echoes within these incredible underground tunnels. You will venture into the darkest part of the cave and hear tales of the spooky happenings at Cave of the Winds.

5. Boo at the Zoo

One of the local favorites of fang-tastic Halloween events is Boo at the Zoo! Journey through the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs for a night of laughs, roars, and howls! This is the perfect opportunity to see what the nocturnal animals are up to in the dark of the night. Dress up in costumes to trick-or-treat throughout the zoo. Find the lighted pumpkin patch, climb aboard the pirate’s cove, and explore plenty of family activities at the zoo!

6. The Great Fall Experience at Happy Apple Farm

The Royal Gorge Region and surrounding areas are home to several local farms, orchards, and more for all the great Fall harvesting! These local farms sell delicious handmade jellies, preserves, honey, as well as the fresh apple picking from Happy Apple Farms. This local apple orchard also serves up cups of fresh pressed apple cider at the end of the harvest season! Take a hayride over to the pumpkin patch or the apple orchard for a great fall experience.  

Fill your fall season with the joys of fresh harvests, colorful landscapes, and the crisp air. Southern Colorado, from the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park to Colorado Springs, is the place to enjoy the last bit of warmth before winter arrives. As the winter holidays draw closer, mark your calendars for the first-ever Bridge of Lights at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. The Royal Gorge Bridge, which is America’s Highest Suspension Bridge, will be lit up with the glow of Christmas lights, stretching 956 feet over the gorge, as you drive your own car across the bridge. Follow our social media channels for more details, ticket releases, and more for the first-ever Bridge of Lights at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park! 

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