Staunton Ranch and Bugling Elk Loop Trail

MODERATE 78 reviews
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Staunton Ranch and Bugling Elk Loop Trail is a 8.6 mile lightly 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
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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

12 days ago

Put in 14+ miles hiking today. Definitely recommend the waterfall followed by the overlook. West Meadow following the overlook is a nice contrast. Save hiking Marmot Pass then Scout Line (hiking only) for the go home leg. Perfect way to finish the hike.

I'm pretty fit and suggest 2 liters of water minimum IMO for the route I did.

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18 days ago

Beautiful hike through a valley, great for hiking with kids or new hikers. I would label this easy except for distance. Lots of other people, I'd try again on a weekday. Also there is a fee to enter the park.

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20 days ago

Great trails, wide, not rocky. Beautiful scenery and lots of walking through trees. Definitely going again!

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1 month ago

We need a bit of a different hike to elk falls. Staunton ranch trail - scout line - marmot passage - chimney rock - elk falls and then came back they bugling elk - Staunton ranch. Put us at just under 11 miles RT. Great hike. Great views. Lots of sunshine! All trails varied from easy to moderate to a little challenging after your legs are dead from previous climbs haha. Really enjoy all the different trails. Lots of mountain bikers and horseback

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Wonderful trail with lots of birds and other wildlife. We saw a moose close to Elk Falls Pond.

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1 month ago

Loved the 9-mile loop hike. Incredible views of Evans and Pikes Peak.

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