Staunton State Park
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Celebrate Colorado's newest state park to have TENT SITES -- Staunton State Park!
Frances H. Staunton turned over her 1,720-acre mountain ranch to the State of Colorado, stipulating that it was "to be preserved in perpetuity" as a state park. On May 18, 2013, her vision for the land became reality. Her namesake park, Staunton State Park, is a mecca for rock climbers, hikers, mountain bikers and anglers.
In 2018 25 tent sites were added!
The 3,800 acre park is for picnicking, wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock-climbing, fishing, tenting, photography, outdoor education, geo-caching, geological studies, botanical studies, as well as multi-use trails and hiker-only trails.
TRAILS AT STAUNTON STATE PARK: The only way to experience the park is by getting out on the trails. There are a variety of trails available to hike, bike or horseback ride. All trails are natural surface and vary in their degree of difficulty. Hikes range in length from a short 2-mile loop to a full day of exploring.
TECHNICAL ROCK-CLIMBING: This area had been known to climbers for decades; however, development was nonexistent. In 2012 as the Park was being developed, over 60 routes were established (5.3 to 5.12+). There are over a dozen sport routes. Most routes are at Staunton Rocks. Elk Creek Spires and Lion's Head have not been changed.
PICNICKING: Single picnic tables are available near most parking areas on a first come first served basis. Staunton has one group picnic site that is available by reservation only, call the park directly.
LOCATION: The Park location sits divided between Park and Jefferson counties, in Pine, Colorado, 40 miles southwest of downtown Denver, north of US Highway 285 and about 6 miles west of Conifer.
ADDRESS for Staunton State Park: 12102 S Elk Creek Road, Pine CO 80470
For Fishing Conditions; Current Event Dates, and Directions: 303-816-0912 -- mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- Camping Open Dates: All Year
- Tent Sites: 25
- Total Sites: 25
- Elevation: 8278 feet above sea level.
- Region: Bailey & Pine Area - North Central, Colorado
- Setting: Mountain views.
GROUPS REUNIONS AND WEDDINGS
- Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
- Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 75
FUN THINGS TO DO
Primarily Year Round Activities
- State Parks: On site.
- Designated Hiking Trails: Trails start on site.
Primarily Summer Activities
- Fishing in Lake, Reservoir or Pond: On site.
- Mountain Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
- Waterfall Trails: Trails start on site.