Staunton Ranch and Overlook Trail

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Staunton Ranch and Overlook Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conifer, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1965 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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. $7 parking fee

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome hike. Recommend it to anyone, especially if you have people in town visiting. Great mountain bike trail as well.

3 months ago

Nice trail with a few minor rock challenges.

6 months ago

Great hike to get you in shape for higher altitude hikes!

hiking
6 months ago

The views were spectacular from the three overlooks! Worth the long hike.

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8 months ago

Beautiful trails. well maintained and the trails are marked well. can't wait to go back.

9 months ago

Took the new trail to the waterfall it is the best place I've hiked so far and will definitely go back

hiking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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.

hiking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

I don't even want to tell you guys about how amazing this trail is so I can keep it to myself

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Monday, September 19, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

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.

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

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!

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Great fun just remember lots of water!:)

Sunday, August 07, 2016

More of a stroll than a hike but it was pretty.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

completely beautiful and amazing hike

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nice trail with gradual elevation. Many of the side trails can be taken to increase distance and difficulty.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

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!

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

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!

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