Get spooked at haunted houses, trails
“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog, adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing ...” —“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare
If you are stuck in the same old Halloween-caldron-stirring-doldrums, it’s time to get out of the kitchen and to see what’s cooking at various haunted houses in the area. There are a number of spooky options:
■ The Express Allstars Trail of Terror Haunted House is open at 721 S. Seventh St., offering 10,000 square feet of horror. Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25–26, and 7–10 p.m. daily the week of Halloween. Admission is $12.
■ The Haunted Castle at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., is not for the faint of heart. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for ages younger than 12. Hours are 6–10 p.m. weekdays and 5–11 p.m. weekends through Thursday, Oct. 31. Call 245-3288 for information.
■ Hallow Screams Haunted House is at 1530 North Ave. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students, military and seniors, and $8 for children younger than 6. Hours are 7–11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25–26, and Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.
Proceeds will benefit Mesa County Partners, Base Camp 40 and the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. Call 245-5555 for information.
■ X-Treme Torture Haunted House at 29 1/2 Road and North Avenue is open from 7–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25–26, and Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31–Nov. 1. Admission is $12 and proceeds will go to the Roice-Hurst Humane Society. Call 434-7337 for information.
■ The night maze at The DeVries Corn Maze south of Olathe will be open from 7–10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25–26, and on Halloween, Oct. 31.
Admission to the night maze is $7.50 per person, and is for those older than 4. Take a flashlight.
The corn maze is along U.S. Highway 50 between mile markers 85 and 86, at the DeVries Fruit and Veggies Roadside Stand. Daytime hours also are available. Call 209-7508 for information.