Nightmare in the Gorge

Come with us to explore trails and buildings of an abandoned resort in the woods. Campers and hikers have seen things here that will make your bones turn cold. Be careful not to stir the shadows, or creatures lurking in them. You never know who or what's watching... maybe what's left of those people who never checked out... maybe the thing that keeps them here. Just don't scream, or they'll find you.

If you survive the 20 minute nightmare through the haunted trails and buildings, go to the Lost Paddle Lounge and Woody's Patio Grill to celebrate with the living- pizza and drinks are available for purchase - or ask the undead to show you the way.

We're excited to show you new characters and scenes added for 2016. With the exception of severe weather, the Nightmare will continue rain or snow. Costumes are encouraged!

October 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2016
Hours: 7:30 PM to Midnight
*Last ticket sold at 11:00 PM or once maximum capacity is reached
Haunted Trail: Adults $13/Youth $10
Discounted package combos are available when you register for two or more events!
How much fear-fun can you handle?


Haunted Trail Walk

Part haunted trail, part haunted house follow a horrific path into various buildings at the resort where you will encounter the scary inhabitants who call this place home during the off-season. You never know who or what you will bump into so bring plenty of friends to protect you... or sacrifice. 
Adults $13/Youth $10



Haunted Trail & Night Zip Line Combo

Kick your haunted adventure up a notch with a Night Sky Zip Line and get the Nightmare in the Gorge haunted trail FREE. Fly under the waning moon like a bat in the treetops. Trained guides lead the way and each guest is equipped with a headlamp. Who knows what's watching in the darkness!
*Advance Reservations Required
Adults $99/Youth $89



No Scare Hayride

Enjoy spectacular fall foliage and smells of fall as you ride around ACE Adventure Resort in an open air wagon complete with hay bales for your comfort. This non scary ride will operate each night from 6PM - 10PM and depart from the Welcome Center every 30 minutes.
No Scare Hayride $5



5K Zombie Run - October 22nd

Zombies are unleashed at ACE Adventure Resort for some nightmarish Halloween fun (adrenaline is our thing). Can you escape the feeding frenzy?
Preregister: Runners $35 / Zombies $30

More Information & Online Registration


Love the adrenaline of fear-fun? You'll love paintball. Add a half-day Warrior Package for $30, includes gun w/tank, mask and 150 balls.

A Cabin in the Woods

If you find bravery among your friends, or if fear brings out the romantic in you, bring your special someone or a group of friends and make it a spooktacular party weekend with a cabin in the woods! Cabins are 50% OFF and available for one or more nights (get yours before they sell out)!

Halloween Costume Party - October 29th

Get dressed up and come ready to party! Cowboy Will Entertainment will be spinning the records all night long so don't be shy, let's see your best moves! Plenty of Halloween themed drinks will keep you dancing late into the night. Prizes for the best male costume, best female costume and best couples costume, so dress to impress.



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