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Staunton State Park

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 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.

Davis Ponds Construction

Davis ponds are closed for construction. The Davis Ponds trail is still open.  For your safety and the safety of the construction crew, please respect all area closures.

The Davis Ponds at Staunton State Park have been a great location to take the family fishing. Over the next several months the Davis Ponds area will be going through a transformation.

The dams in between the ponds do not meet engineering standards for a 100-year flood event. Because of this they will be reconstructed to improve their safety.

The construction project not only includes the reconstruction of the dams to meet safety standards but also includes improvements to fishing access and other recreational activities in this area.

Fall Programs

Weekly updates will be posted on the calendar to the right. The below programs are on-going. View the full October activity calendar.​

Kids Crafts
(Ages 3-8)
Every Wednesday at 10am
Bring the kids for an hour of interactive exploration of Colorado's newest state park! Each week offers a different outdoor education adventure.

Second Nature (Active Adults)
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am
This 90 minute program is geared toward active adults. Participants will learn "Nature Journaling" techniques to explore the Park's beauty. Weekly activities are designed to encourage the participant to observe, describe and record outdoor experiences. Weekly activities topics include: botany, birds and other wildlife, geology, various ecosystems, hiking and much more. Please join us on as many days as you wish!