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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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.

The first 1,720-acre parcel of land was donated to then Colorado State Parks in 1986 by Frances Hornbrook Staunton. Subsequent parcels of land were added over the years to make up the now 3,828 acre park. Read more about the story of Staunton State Park at our history page.

Staunton State Park is the legacy of Frances H. Staunton. As her beneficiaries, present and future generations are entrusted with this land--to enjoy, protect and treasure as she did.

Park Hours

We are currently open from 8 a​​.m. until 7​ p.m.​​

Public Service Center

Construction is underway. Please excuse our dust!!!

Entrance Station

Our entrance station has moved up the road. It is beyond the entrance in to the parking lot so please approach the building prior to parking in the main lot.

The entrance station is typically staffed from 8am - 3pm. A state park pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. The daily fee is $7.00. Please plan ahead an​d bring exact change to purchase your pass at our self serve station if the ​​entrance station is unattended.

Davis Ponds Update

The ponds are now frozen. Ice fishing opportunities​ are available. Everyone age 16 years and older will need a valid fishing license. 

Access to the ponds is from the main parking areas only. There is no public access below the dams on Elk Creek Road. Do not drop people or equipment off at this location. Violators will be ticketed. 

​For more information contact staff at 303-816-0912. ​



Pets are permitted at Staunton but must be under your physical control on a six foot leash at all times to ensure the safety of you and your pet. ​​​​

​Trail Updates

​New Track Chair Program

Track Chair

Starting May 2017 Staunton State Park will roll out a new program that will provide disabled visitors the opportunity to enjoy our trails using a motorized track chair. Learn more.​

Trail Conditions​

As of March 3rd: 

Lower elevation trails have patches of open dirt/mud with patches of snow. Higher elevation trails are snow packed.

Trail Closures:
  • Lions Head loop - closed due to Raptor activity 

  • Chase Meadow - remains closed due to road construction

Forest management project is complete. 

Staunton Ranch trail is back open to the public. 

Work included prescriptions to thin the trees, remove trees afflicted with Mistletoe, limit fire danger and allow for a healthy strong stand of trees to grow.​

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing closures are in affect February 1 until July 31 or upon further notice.

Rock Climbing Closures include:

  • ​Lions Head 
  • The Ranch Hand 
  • The Park View Dome 
  • The Sawmill Crags 
  • Rough Neck Wall 
  • Black Creek Wall​

For current conditions, please contact the park at 303-816-0912.​​