Staunton Ranch and Overlook Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conifer, CO that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
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. 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. For a longer trail option, try: http://alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/staunton-ranch-trail
There are numerous hikes here so you have options depending on what you want to see and what you're up for. $7 entrance fee, they provide a map, we saw numerous staff offering assistance and NO DOG POOP/BAGS along the trail!
We hiked up to a few scenic viewpoints then to the Old Mill then down the trail to the Old Mill. Strenuous and further than we'd planned but pretty. Lots of mountain bikers and a few horses but everyone was courteous and shared the trail.
I don't even want to tell you guys about how amazing this trail is so I can keep it to myself
First time here. Absolutely beautiful, family friendly, dog friendly, easy to moderate depending on the trails you choose. Rock climbing area was awesome. We hiked to the pond and went behind it, and hiked another mile to the waterfall, laid a few towels down, read and relaxed. So chill.
Next time I'm coming to bike it!! Most trails allow biking and horseback, too.
Staunton is 1st Class. Anything from a 3 mile to a 17 mile hike is doable at this park, without having to do the same trail twice. People giving this park less and a 4 star review are hacks.
Beautiful, easy hike with well-maintained trails and great views. Added bonus-a small creek at the turn around for the four footers to cool off and get a drink. One of my favorites!
Great fun just remember lots of water!:)
More of a stroll than a hike but it was pretty.
Hiked the mason creek trail and it was absolutely beautiful! You are almost always in the shade and it's a pretty easy hike. One of my favorite hikes so far this summer.
completely beautiful and amazing hike
Nice trail with gradual elevation. Many of the side trails can be taken to increase distance and difficulty.
Great day hike. Took the new trail section, which is away from the service road, I the way up. Great view of the falls from the overlook!
nice park and very well kept. went on a Sunday in May and very few people. trails are marked but not well at the beginning hence a 4.5 mile hike turned into an 8 mile excursion because we didn't check the Mill Creek Trail roundtrip calculation. So plan well as there are no posted maps at the trailhead!