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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 7 a​​.m. until 9​ p.m.​​

Entrance Staffing Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday: 7 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

Both ponds are ice free and very fishable from the shoreline. We have heard reports that the fish did well over the winter and are biting. We anticipate our first stocking of Rainbows in mid May.

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.  To ensure the safety of you and your pet, all pets must be under your physical control and on a six foot leash at all times. ​​​​

​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 April 25

90% of the trails in the park are dry!! The higher elevation trails have a few wet spots with snow and/or ice but nothing impassable. Expect spring run off and seeps to begin popping up, be prepared to hike in mild muddy conditions. ​​​​

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

  • Chase Meadow - remains closed due to road construction

As you hike along Staunton Ranch trail you will notice a lot of downed trees and mulch. This forest management was done to enhance the forest health, to allow for strong stands of trees to grow and to remove trees afflicted with Mistletoe. This project was done in cooperation with the USFS, the Colorado State Forest service and parks and wildlife resource stewardship programs.

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.​​​​