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Staunton
Staunton
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 Update

The construction of the Davis Ponds is complete.  We will now begin the slow process of refilling the ponds. Additional work to the area is in the planning phase.  Upcoming work will be geared towards the recreation side of the area with the additions of a small fishing pier, picnic shelter, and a vault toilet. For your safety and the safety of the construction crew, please respec​t 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 continue its transformation with the hope of being ready for next summer's recreation.

Seasonal Changes

Park Hours:​ The entrance gate closes one hour before park closing. Please plan ahead and be back to your vehicle before the park closes.

Water: The park water hydrants have been shut off for the season. No water is available for the winter months. Please plan ahead and bring your own drinking water.

Entrance Station: There may not always be an attendant at the entrance station. 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.

Trails: ​Our trail system will be available throughout the fall and winter months. Trails will be available for snowshoeing and cross country skiing when snow conditions exist. Please plan ahead as trail conditions​ may very depending on the weather.