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October 31
2019
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Fall Fun in Downtown Denver

fall fun in downtown denver

There are so many reasons to celebrate fall. The beauty autumn brings to nature is unmatched, people gather to celebrate holidays, and a fresh breeze fills the air. With so much happening, taking some time to have some fun can be hard to remember, especially in downtown Denver where you have a million options at your fingertips.

To help you experience the best of fall fun in Denver, we’ve compiled a list of the best activities, whether you’re alone, with your family, or with a group of your closest friends.

Denver Pumpkin Farms

Let’s begin with the obvious: you can’t go through autumn without paying a visit to a pumpkin farm with your friends or family. Whether you’re an adult, teen, or little munchkin, there’s much excitement to be had at a pumpkin patch. Spend your day basking in the glory of sweater weather while partaking in classic fall activities like corn mazes and pumpkin picking and sipping on house-brewed apple cider or hot chocolate. Pumpkin farms are a great way to appreciate the arrival of everyone’s favorite season – and support local businesses and farms by purchasing their produce and merchandise.

Fall Fun for the Adults

Whether you’re a college student, a parent, or anywhere in-between, everyone needs a break from the mundane and get some reprieve with their friends. Luckily for the residents of Denver, our city provides ample opportunity to do so, especially when fall hits. For instance, you can combat the chill of autumn weather with spiced spirits at the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. From October 18-20, you can spend your day tasting locally crafted drinks while listening to live bluegrass music and follow it up with walking tours, scavenger hunts, and mixology workshops.

Or, on October 20, stop by the Bloody Mary Festival for a “brunch blowout” featuring three hours of unlimited Bloody Mary tastings, live music, and an array of food trucks. These festivals are great ways to rejuvenate thanks to good drinks and great company, accompanied by Denver’s impeccable fall weather.

Family-Friendly Festivals

Alternatively, if you’re looking for some fall fun around Denver for the whole family, you may find it at the Brighton Harvest festival. On October 26, in downtown Brighton, the classic fall fair is thrown, featuring live music, face painting, and food trucks; there’s so much to see that everyone of all ages is sure to be pleased. For fans of everyone’s favorite comfort food, pay a visit to the Denver Mac ‘n’ Cheese Festival on November 2! Numerous chefs take their own personal spin on the dish and set them out for you to taste. Finally, vote on the best one! How could you resist the opportunity to spend your day eating such deliciousness? It sounds like heaven to me.

Bear Creek Trail

When most people think of Denver, they immediately think of the mountains and the beauty of nature. Truly, they are awe-inspiring – but there’s nothing that compares to the vibrant colors of the mountainside foliage in autumn. Bear Creek Trail is an iconic hiking trail that connects the city to the mountains, perfectly encapsulating the gorgeous views that people think of when they imagine Denver. Whether you just want to hike or you plan to spend the day picnicking, Bear Creek is a great way to appreciate the beauty of fall.

Larimer Square

Denver has incredible historic landmarks, but more people need to appreciate the true original landmark of the city: Larimer Square. Larimer is where the Mile High City began and is described as its oldest and most historic block. The signature canopy lights over the street offer a vibrant atmosphere where friends and family come together for shopping at independent boutiques and one-of-a-kind restaurants. In the evening, the energetic club scenes make for fun-filled evenings on the town with a vintage vibe only Denver can offer.

Fall-Themed Glow at the Gardens

From October 21-25, get into the spirit of spooky season at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The facility housing beautifully delicate flora during the day becomes a neon-illuminated Halloween extravaganza sure to enthrall and entertain anyone of any age. Gardens are filled with light displays, pumpkin art, and elaborate sculptures, all accompanied by fantastic LED and fire performances. Festival-goers can even expect trick-or-treating and glow-in-the-dark games to round out a captivating, mesmerizing, and ghoulish night leading up to Halloween.

EscapeWorks

A hallmark of fall is the gathering of friends and loved ones and exploring both new and lifelong relationships. And the best way to both get your squad together for some fall fun and or spend quality time with a significant other is by escaping the dropping temperatures outside to try your hand at a puzzle room. Denver is the escape room Mecca, and EscapeWorks is the best facility around, so you’re guaranteed a thrilling experience to fit the atmosphere of fall. To add a little spice to the experience, you can even come costumed as specific characters for each room: Lara Croft for Egyptian Tomb, Danny Ocean’s crew for Casino Heist, etc. But the festivities don’t have to end there, because escape rooms are easily paired with other activities. They are great for parring any previously mentioned attractions on your agenda. No matter who you bring with you, this activity is a Denver fall essential you absolutely must explore.

A fun-filled fall day in Denver is nothing you’ve ever seen before and is something you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Whether you’re a lover, a loner, or the life of the party, there’s always something for you to explore. If you want to try out any of these activities, they’re all available on a “walk-in” basis, but if you want to ensure a timeslot at EscapeWorks, reserve your spot here!

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  We did the Outbreak escape room and it was so much fun!! The room was very interactive and detailed and although the puzzles were tricky we got so close to finishing the room. Taylor was a great game master throughout the process especially since it was our first escape room. We will definitely do more! They also provide safe places for personal belongings.

    thumb PrfndSwamii
    12/17/2019

    review rating 5  Emilia was fun, helpful and friendly. My husband and I were joined by a family to attempt an escape out of the Egyptian Tomb and unfortunately failed {if only we had 2 more minutes and we would have escaped!} but had a fun time and would definitely recommend!

    thumb Emily Smith
    10/13/2019
  • review rating 5  I rented beyond the flower shop room for my wedding party. We had a blast! The puzzles were challenging but fun. There was plenty of room for everyone to work on different puzzles at the same time. We got out with 2 minutes to spare. Shout out to Trace, he did a great job at only giving us hints when we needed it. I don't like it when they're too generous with the hints, takes the challenge out of the experience. This was my third escape room in Denver and I've used a different company each time. I would definitely come back here to try a different room.

    thumb M Hulsey
    8/26/2019

    review rating 5  I can not say enough about this place! I had the best night of my life here. The staff worked tirelessly with my now fiance to help him plan the best proposal ever. They went above and beyond to create a night every girl dreams about. Selena, Chloe, and Taylor made sure every detail was perfect. I'll continue to recommend Escape Works to every person I know trying to make memories they wont forget. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. By far, the best escape room in town! You guys are amazing!!!!

    thumb Michelle Kuenstler
    12/11/2019
  • review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes
    7/01/2019

    review rating 5  The staff were very helpful and fun people. We did the beyond the flower shop room theme which was designed well even for our large group of 12 people, but I could see all group sizes enjoying this room. I appreciate the attention to detail to the escape room and the challenges placed throughout. The experience was worth it for our team-bonding event, and I highly recommend this for all types of people. Thanks for all the fun!

    thumb Melissa Rausch
    9/17/2019
  • review rating 5  We had so much fun at the Casino Heist room today! Savannah was amazing. The team has created difficult challenges and drop hints that are just enough to move you forward. We can't wait to go back and try another room!

    thumb Annah Patterson
    10/28/2019

    review rating 5  My 13 yr. old son wanted to do this and I’m so glad we did. This was a fun activity that the whole family participated in with no electronics involved. Our teamwork and efforts (plus a lot of help from Devon and Taylor) helped to solve the puzzle and get us out of the room. Devon and Taylor were wonderful hosts and explained everything perfectly. We’ll definitely return for another family adventure.

    thumb Teri Harper
    2/19/2020
  • review rating 5  Great price, staff is friendly. My friend and I had a blast and will definitely be coming back! Selina is an awesome game master! I highly recommend this activity!

    thumb Cheyenne Wetter
    9/17/2019

    review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol
    4/17/2019
  • review rating 5  “You’ll shoot your eye out!” We did A Christmas Story and it was SO fun- so many layers, different types of puzzles, challenging but never got totally stuck. Selena was a great guide, clearly super knowledgeable about the room, gave great hints and was very witty, completely made the experience for us.

    thumb Ruby Linkhart
    12/20/2019

    review rating 5  EscapeWorks Denver was an amazing experience! We did a team outing for 2 large groups with our sales team and everyone came out so impressed. I had never done one but many in our group have, they all were at the conclusion that this was the best they have done so far! Great team building experience and very cost effective if on a budget. Savannah was awesome along with the staff that helped with our experience!

    thumb Chip Stahmer
    9/24/2019
  • review rating 5  Juan was an absolute gem. We had such a great time. It was challenging, exciting, and a blast. Thanks again Juan for making our experience incredible, we will absolutely be back.

    thumb Claire Schultz
    8/18/2019

    review rating 5  We were a group of very difficult customers: due to the Parade of Lights, insane traffic and the fact that our party carpooled in 3 different vehicles, our arrival and check-in was way beyond the norm. I emphasize this because, despite these difficult circumstances, EscapeWorks staff was super accommodating, helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to make sure we still had fun and got the most out of the experience. I love the fact that this business has seasonal rooms that give customers good reason to come back more than a few times, keeping the experience fresh and new, year round. I loved the room my group completed and I really want to come back and try other rooms that they have.

    thumb Jon Gardner
    12/08/2019
  • review rating 5  EscapeWorks Denver was a great team building event. We did Outbreak and it was very challenging for the entire group. Amelia and Savannah were great setting up the room and explaining our mission. Overall a fantastic experience and highly recommended.

    thumb Nicholas Hernandez
    9/24/2019

    review rating 5  Amazing escape room! I had a blast! The Casino Heist was one of the best I have participated in. Gen was an incredible host, super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Janeese Brooks
    6/10/2019
  • review rating 5  One clue away from solving it all but still super fun. What a great puzzle and team building opportunity! Huge shout out to Juan- his help, humor, and support at EscapeWorks really made the night great. Thanks so much again!

    thumb Abigail Oglesby
    10/27/2019

    review rating 5  I’ve tried many escape rooms before and this one is by far my favorite! Not only was our room so well put together & exciting, but the staff was also amazing. Emilia was so great, she helped us get set up and made us feel so welcomed and excited to start our room. The room we did was meant for up to 12 people, so since it was just my boyfriend & I she helped us out a little bit. Emilia and the rest of the staff are wonderful. Highly recommend trying this place out!

    thumb Cassie Yarbrough
    2/08/2020
  • review rating 5  Super fun night at EscapeWorks Denver in The Christmas Story room. Lot's of great details from the movie make this a really fun puzzle to solve! Chloe did a very nice job providing the set-up instructions and threw out just enough clues to keep us on track. Great holiday fun!

    thumb Kristi Wimbish
    12/17/2019

    review rating 5  Very considerate and nice staff and a great time! My group was placed with two other people randomly and they kind of took over the whole puzzle. The employees pulled us aside to let us know what they saw and they wanted to make sure we had a great experience of our own so they gave us a coupon to come back another time. They were really helpful from beginning to end and it was super fun!

    thumb Ginger Swanson
    8/18/2019

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Escapeworks Denver is CLOSED


EscapeWorks Denver is temporarily CLOSED due to the unprecedented Coronavirus outbreak and response. We plan to remain closed through April 16, but that date may move depending on conditions.

Although we believe Escape Rooms offer one of the safest ways to have fun in small groups, for the safety of our employees and in the interest of helping to stop the spread of COVID19 we are closing our doors until it is safe and prudent to reopen. In lieu of refunds, please understand that we will be issuing booking credits good for any time of day for those who have bookings on our calendar between now and April 16. WE WILL REOPEN and honor all existing bookings as credits.

If you are interested in booking a team building event for later than April 16, please email tb@escapeworksdenver.com or fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you.

Sincerely, your EscapeWorks Denver Team.