The great thing about corn isn’t just how tasty it is on the cob or in a cup. There’s also how much fun you can have getting lost with family and friends in a field of corn stalks that tower over your head.

But for those who don’t appreciate a real-life puzzle of twists and turns — and some dead ends -- all our local corn mazes offer lots of other things to do as well. So if you’re looking for a fun fall-time adventure, look no further than this page. Here’s everything you need to know about our area’s corn mazes and pumpkin patches.

La Union Maze

Theme: UTEP’s 100th Anniversary

La Union Maze, 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery, offers a regular and haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled wagon rides to the Pumpkin Patch, pedal cars, and a huge jumping pillow and target practice. Also on site are a farm animal corral, family slide, mini-maze, tube slides, tent with picnic tables and concessions.

Open: Sept. 20-Nov. 2

Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Admission: $11 ($9 military); $5 for ages 2-5 ($4 military).

Special event days:

• Oct. 4: NMSU Cancer Education
• Oct. 10: Full Moon “Romantic Night’
• Oct. 31: Halloween Egg Hunt
• Nov. 8 Bring Your Dog Day

How to get there: Map, directions

More Information: 915-549-1323 or

Mesilla Valley Maze & Family Fun Farm

Theme: The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

Mesilla Valley Maze & Family Fun Farm, 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces, offers a corn maze, mini maze, hayride to Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Junction, gem mining, duck racing, face painting, pedal cars, slides, and a country store with food and gift items. Food, snacks, and drinks also available.

Open: Sept. 27-Oct. 26

Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays,

Admission: $10.95 ($8.95 children under 12; children under 2 are free) $2 discount for military with ID

Special Event days:

•Oct. 4: Oktoberfest
•Oct. 5: The “Rootin’ Tootin’ Rib Cookoff”
•Oct. 12: Star Spangled Day
•Oct. 25-26: The New Mexico Pumpkin Festival

How to get there: Take exit 139 off I-10 West (Motel Blvd.), go north one mile and turn left at Picacho (U.S. 70). Go past the Rio Grande one mile to the Maze on the Lyles’ family farm. Map

More Information: (575) 526-1919 or

El Paso’s Corn Maze

Theme: The Wild West

El Paso’s Corn Maze, 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road, teaches you about El Paso history as you navigate the maze. Also features a Kiddie Maze, a train ride to the Pumpkin Patch, cow train, pedal cars, slippery slides, face-painting, and food trucks -- or you can bring your own picnic basket.

Open: Sept. 27-Nov. 2

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Admission: $10.95 ($8.95 children under 12, children under 2 are free)

Special Event Days: None

How to get there: Interstate 10 Exit 35 (Eastlake), South ¼ mile. Map

More Information: 915-213-4FUN or