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From high grassy meadows at 8,100 feet to soaring granite cliffs over 10,000 feet, Staunton State Park's varied geology, soils, water features, and climate support rare and unexpected plant communities and a rich diversity of wildlife and provide a myriad of outdoor recreation opportunities. Colorado's newest state park opened to the public on May 18, 2013. The park is located approximately 40 miles southwest of downtown Denver, north of US Highway 285 and about six miles west of Conifer. The Park sits divided between Park and Jefferson counties, in Pine, Colorado. The first 1,720-acre parcel of land was donated to Colorado State Parks in 1986 by Frances Hornbrook Staunton. Subsequent parcels of land were added over the years to make up the now 3,828 acre park.

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16 days ago

Great trail! Well marked and not difficult. Had some great views on the back side of the hike.

Starts off a wide trail, not many people where on it. Goes from open area to heavily wooded. It's relatively easy at first then gets a slight incline on the way up to the Old Mill. Well marked trail. The outlook is pretty once you get the the peak. We saw 4 deer on the way up, also saw a mole rodent. There is a little bridge we crossed that was over a small brook.

Starts off a wide trail, not many people where on it. Goes from open area to heavily wooded. It's relatively easy at first then gets a slight incline on the way up to the Old Mill. Well marked trail. The outlook is pretty once you get the the peak. We saw 4 deer on the way up, also saw a mole rodent. There is a little bridge we crossed that was over a small brook.

This was a very nice easy trail. We took my 9 yr old and he did the whole 12 miles with no problem. We also stopped and fished at a small lake along the way, caught some nice little guys, catch and release only. Lots of bikers on the trail, but everyone was very courteous. Saw lots of mule deer along the trail. Also saw 3 coyote on the drive there cross the road. There was Porto potties along the trail also, very convenient. Really enjoyed this hike.