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Staunton
Staunton

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

Public Service Center

Expect construction work to begin this fall/winter on a new public service center. Ground breaking and large scale construction is expected to begin spring 2016; however, we will see changes in the next couple of months. 

Davis Ponds Update

Warm temperatures have melted nearly all of the ice off the ponds and fishing has been really good. 

Be on the look out for closures to the lower pond as we work to repair the lower dam. Starting April 14th we will be releasing water at a rate of one foot of water (elevation)/ per day. We need to lower the surface level almost 8 feet in order to do the repairs. There will be plenty of water in the pond for the remaining fish to survive as currently the lower pond is 14.7 feet deep.

Construction will last through June at which time we will begin refilling the lower pond.

For your safety during construction we ask that all fishing occur in the upper pond and that you respect trail closures around the lower pond.

For more information please refer to our webpage or contact staff at 303-816-0912 for current information.

Construction of the Group Picnic area is underway. Please use caution when accessing the restroom facilities. ​

​Seasonal Changes

Park Hours: We are currently operating on​ spring hours a.m. - 8 p.m.​

Entrance Station: the entrance station is typically staffed from 8am - 5pm. A state park pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. The daily fee is $7.00. Please plan ahead and bring exact change to purchase your pass at our self serve station if the ​​entrance station is unattended.

Pets: 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. 

TrailsWe saw a large amount of snow fall over the weekend. In some places the drifts are 4-5 feet high. Lower elevation trails will be snow packed as hikers, snowshoer's and cross country skiers use them. Back country trails will more difficult to access and snow shoes or skis are highly recommended. Please come prepared for these wintery conditions. Back country trails like Mason Creek and Borderline may be difficult to follow as snow will be covering the trail markers. 

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