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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 8 a​​.m. until 5​ 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 - 5pm. 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.



Mason creek parking lot has been restriped to accommodate equestrians. We ask that all equestrian visitors please park in either the Mason Creek lot or the Main lot near the entrance building until further notice.​

Davis Ponds Update

The ponds are now frozen. Ice fishing opportunities​ are available. Everyone age 16 years and older will need a valid fishing license. 

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


​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

All Trails are currently open. All raptor closures have been lifted.

​​​​​Trek to Elk Falls on Staunton State Park's Newest Trails​. Learn more​.

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

Staunton Ranch trail is back open to the public. Our Forest management project is still underway so please be alert and watch out for the crew. 

We are working to thin the trees, remove trees afflicted with Mistletoe, limit fire danger and allow for a healthy strong stand of trees to grow. We appreciate your patience while working in the area. 

Please contact the park at 303-816-0912 with questions or concerns. 


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. 

Rock Climbing


The closure for Raptor nesting on Parkview Dome, Ranch Hand Dome and Sawmill crags has been removed. Please still be considerate of these locations as it is common for raptors to come back annually to these locations. We appreciate everyone supporting these closures. Enjoy and be safe.