Staunton Ranch Trail to Mason Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Staunton Ranch Trail to Mason Creek Trail Loop is a 9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Shaffers Crossing, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1758 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

15 days ago

Fun day hike, plenty of spots to stop for a view. There were a lot of mountain bikers but all very courteous.

hiking
3 months ago

i really enjoyed it. ended up being a 10-mile loop. plenty to see, and great sustainable grade around the park. highly recommend. see my photos!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

This is really a special place. With moderate trails and decent lengths for bikes, I'm sure it is always going to be a little busy on weekends. However the trails are generally wide and easy to share. I would suggest taking the Bear Paw trail up to Eagles Cliff overlook for a stunning view over the valley, Mt Evans to the north, Pikes Peak to the south and the continental divide to the west

mountain biking
3 months ago

I haven't mountain biked singletrack in over a year; I used to ride competitively. This was the perfect loop trail to reintroduce my legs and lungs to high altitude biking. Even on a Saturday it wasn't overly crowded and the weather was perfect. Just a few very minor technical spots...mostly 6 miles of grinding gradual uphill with a rewarding 3 mile hauling ass and banging it out over a few rock beds on the way down. Absolutely beautiful ride.

hiking
5 months ago

My second time to Staunton. First visit did the Davis Pond trail, which was really mellow and perfect for that day. Had the time today to explore a bit more and really appreciate the variety of terrain. Stopped at the Old Saw mill for rest and a snack. can hardly wait to return and venture out to Elk Falls lookout.

hiking
5 months ago

Staunton SP is definitely a new favorite! This trail was diverse and challenging, and best of all, not overcrowded! On a warm Saturday morning we saw only one other couple along the 4 miles of Mason Creek trail (this bit was snowy but definitely passable), and while the southern part of the park was busier, it was nowhere near as bad as many other trails within an hour's drive of Denver. Can't wait to go back to explore the elk falls area!

6 months ago

Beautiful even with the construction at the beginning of the trail