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Chimney Rock and Lions Back via Staunton Ranch Falls

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Staunton State Park

Chimney Rock and Lions Back via Staunton Ranch Falls is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Conifer, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.4 mi Elevation gain 1,551 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

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Bird watching

Forest

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Waterfall

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Joshua Palm
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This was a great hike on a cool, misty morning. I think the ambiance and mystique of the cliffs and trees and rocks looming out of the low clouds made our day! We arrived around 9am and set out with a steady, strong pace, stopping occasionally to take pictures of wildflowers, deer, birds and the almost eery landscape. The 5.5 mile trek in from the north parking lot to Elk Falls and back took us right at 4 hours. And while we'll both be feeling it tomorrow since this was our first real home I'd the season, it wasn't too tough. There was only a short stretch down to the falls, maybe a tenth or two of a mile, that was steep and and rocky and might be challenging for some. This IS a mixed use trail, so be prepared to share with hikers, trail runners, cyclists and equestrians. If you're not aware, there's a track-chair program at this park as well.

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Jeanenne Dunbar
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First to Review

Very misleading information. Trails in great shape, practically handicap accessible. Beautiful area. Good hike for families. However. There is only a few main parking lots at the bottom, then you'd have to hike about 4 miles to access the trail to get to chimney rock trail.

Josh McClintock
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Melinda Gardner
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Josh McClintock
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Sarah Johnson
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jung k.
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Sven Henderson
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Janelle Veres
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Chris Bader
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Karen Dukat
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Kim Irons
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Eric Balich
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Haley Jones
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Andrew Smith
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Jacob Bogart
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Gordon Eaton
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Willie Virtue
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William Herwig
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Keely Knack
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Ariance Hunt
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Eileen Ward
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Anthony Gianfrancesco
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Keith Harrison
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Ryan Milliron
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Erin Bedesem
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Jacqueline Hawk
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LC C.
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