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Green Canyon Corn Maze: Jungle-style Halloween fun

October 23rd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life

by Anya Aether

LOGAN–It is the 11th season for Green Canyon Corn Maze, located at 2850 N. 200 East, and not only is it as spooky as ever, it is also bigger than it’s ever been before.

Nancy Jensen and her husband Ron are the creators and operators of the largest corn maze in Cache Valley, currently almost 17 acres, which is over 13 football fields.

“It takes all summer and a lot of math to make each maze,” said Nancy Jensen. “But we enjoy it. It’s something fun for the community and it’s fun for us to watch so many people laughing and enjoying themselves.”

The Jensens create the design of their corn maze each year. The design is always different so each maze is unique. In past years the themes have been Halloween-centered but this year they chose to do a jungle theme with a tiger and a snake.

“We only keep it open through October. After we close it down, we start thinking of ideas for next year,” said Nancy Jensen.

Not only is the maze difficult to create, it is also difficult to solve. The paths have multiple forks and crossroads that either twist into large circles or break off to a dead end.

“We got lost a lot this year because I didn’t bring my GPS, but that’s all part of the fun. I used my GPS last year and it really took the fun out of it,” said Kyle McCay, a dedicated customer for two years. “I like to bring my dates here. It’s a great place to get to know someone.”

Monica Moser, a first-time customer, said, “At one point we started going backwards, and the only reason we found out was because they had this random door to go through and we could tell we were going through it the wrong way.”

Something to look for while trying to unravel this maze is called “corny cash,” which can be turned in for prizes at the ticket office. There is also a tower in the middle of the maze that can be climbed to see the maze a little better and a booth nearby that has treats and beverages.

Admission for children 3 to 11 is $4 and for adults is $6. However there are printable coupons on their website, greencanyonfarms.com, for a dollar off per person. Monday is “Buck Off” night so no coupon is needed.

For those true Haunted Halloween fans the maze gets extra spooky on the weekends. This includes a few dark passageways that force the customers to travel through the pitch black and some goblins and ghouls but most of the fun and the scare come from the surprise.

The maze becomes haunted from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday and 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. Monday through Thursday the maze is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Oct. 30, when the maze will be shut down for the year.


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