By Karen Morfitt

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)– One haunted house in Littleton is offering more than freaks and frights, it’s offering a route for people with disabilities a chance to get outdoors.

For a few weeks out of the year, Jeff Rohr’s home on Cotton Creek Drive is transformed into the Haunted Creek Manor.

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“It’s just grown over the years. So year after year, we add on to it. Every year it gets bigger,” he said.

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He starts planning the setup early and by the time October rolls around, he has constructed a full-blown haunted house in his back yard… complete with cast members.

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Scott Garcia is one of the volunteers, “I dressed up as Jason from Friday the 13th.”

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He is also a member of the nonprofit Always Chose Adventures whose mission is to help those with disabilities find a love for the outdoors.

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Garcias struggle with autism led him to join about a year ago. He’s now found a love for hiking.

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“Here I am climbing 14ers In Colorado. I have done 45 so far and have 13 left to summit,” he said.

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For Rohr, the haunted house is mix of two things: a love for Halloween and wanting to support an organization he believes in.

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“I think you can do a lot support just by getting involved. Money is just part of the battle,” he said.

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With Rohr donating his home, his time and his money to help raise awareness for Always Choose Adventures isn’t proof enough, Garcia will tell you the group’s mission is succeeding.

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“There were some tough times when I had some tough challenges, ACA has really changed my life,” said Garcia.

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The haunted house is located at 9971 Cotton Creek Drive in Littleton. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. with the first hour being kids only.

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Entry into the haunted house is on a donation basis with cash, or they take canned goods and toys.

LINK: Always Choose Adventures

Karen Morfitt joined the CBS4 team as a reporter in 2013. She covers a variety of stories in and around the Denver metro area. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @karenmorfitt or email her tips.

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