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
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.
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
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.