Colorado Springs has lots of fun happenings this October in celebration of Halloween 2010. Take the family to see “Boo at the Zoo”, Manitou Springs coffin races & parade with a haunting wake the night before, haunted mines, or watch the wolves howl at the moon. All of those who dare will find fall excitement with any or all of these Halloween ventures.

BOO AT THE ZOO – Dress up in your favorite costume to trick or treat at the world’s only mountain zoo. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has the “wildest” Halloween party. This event is a fun way for the whole family to trick or treat together in a safe environment while hanging out with all of the ghostly creatures.  For more info call 719-633-9925 ext 111 or visit www.cmzoo.org

MANITOU SPRINGS “EMMA CRAWFORD” COFFIN RACES & PARADE – Manitou Springs Colorado already has a haunting reputation. Know as the Witch Capital of the United States. What a better place to be for a chill.  The day long event (Saturday October 30th, 2010) will feature a coffin race named after the 19th century local. Impersonators dress up as Emma Crawford & ride in a coffin –like contraption & then race down the Manitou Avenue being pushed by 4 mourners of such. The parade will begin at 12:15 & the race will begin at 1:00 PM - Prizes will be given for the best Emma impersonator & most creative coffin. For more info visit: www.manitousprings.org

EMMA CRAWFORD WAKE AT THE MIRIMONT CASTLE - The legend of Emma Crawford still lives on with rumors of recent hauntings on Red Mountain where she is buried. There will be a wake held in Emma‘s honor Saturday October 30th at the Miramont Castle the night before the parade.  For more info visit: www.manitousprings.org

HAUNTED MINES – Western museum of mining & industry tour by day or fright by night. Come tour the museum during the day & see exhibits of what real life is like in mining communities (past & present). By night the grounds turn into a haunting & terrifying attraction. Those who dare will experience heart beating terror by descending into the mine on Rapid Descenders traveling through the mines spooky tunnels, or the Hellevator (I can only imagine), escape the vent shaft by crawling your way out, or slide down the flumes to escape, only to be chased & terrorized through the cemetery.   Do you dare? For more info visit: www.hauntedmines.org

FULL MOON WOLF TOUR BY COLORADO WOLF & WILDLIFE CENTER - Last but not least. How many of us had the chance to get up close & personal with natures elusive wolf? Well you can at the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center. In fact here you can see more than just wolves. There are wolf dogs, foxes & coyotes too. The center offers full moon tours that include feeding & hiking with the wolves by flashlight. For more info: call 719-687-9742 or visit: www.wolfeducation.org

        

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