Staunton Ranch and Bugling Elk Loop Trail

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Staunton State Park

Staunton Ranch and Bugling Elk Loop Trail is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pine, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,574 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Staunton Ranch Trail is a wide trail and the central avenue to navigate Staunton State Park.

FAt tires pugsley with Felix. Fun. Marmot on the trail.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome trail!! Highly recommend. Gorgeous views and an amazing workout.

hiking
10 days ago

Tons of mountain bikers. Nice trail for families. Lots of opportunities to branch off and make it your own!

13 days ago

Great trail, but as others have said get there early. Sooo many mountain bikers that you are frequently having to move out of the way for that it really detracts from the enjoyment of the hike.

hiking
21 days ago

Gotta get there early! But awesome park

Beautiful! Get here early!!! Both parking lots were full around 11 on our way down

hiking
fee
rocky
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

At the beginning of trail directions on alltrails takes you in a strange way. Just look at a map and find the actual trail. After a mile the trail meets up with correct directions. Highly recommend taking the service road back for an awesome view.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice loop; Marmot Passage is the highlight and not crowded in the morning. I added Elk Falls, Elk Falls Overlook, and Elk Meadows, all of which are worth doing. No traction necessary at this point.

Short hike I’ll be back.

hiking
2 months ago

This was awesome! Took the Staunton Ranch trail to Buldging Elk trail to Elk Falls Pond - I thought the Pond would be quite a sight but was a little disappointed so I took the Marmot Passage Trail back to the Staunton Ranch trail. In total 10 miles, but awesome. Definitely recommend the Staunton Ranch & Marmot Passage.

Fantastic, very little snow or ice if u avoid Mason creek trail

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Great views of the Rockies at the overlooks. Definitely needed spikes for Mason Creek. Trails are well groomed and marked. Quick easy drive from Denver.

snowshoeing
snow
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Trail covered by a few inches of packed snow. So cold that it was decent traction. Sunny, no wind, but hovering closer to zero yesterday when I started. Think I heard a moose crashing around up by the access to climbing.

hiking
icy
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

Trail was nice and absolutely love this park in general. Highly recommend spikes as our group was slipping on the way down. Nice views and some friendly deer watching us along the way. Tons of parking and relatively empty on a nice, sunny Saturday- I’ll take it :)!

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
fee
icy
snow
5 months ago

Great hike with great views! Unfortunately the lake is frozen this time of year, but definitely a moderately challenging hike with majestic views

hiking
icy
muddy
5 months ago

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