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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.

Davis Ponds Update

The construction of the Davis Ponds is complete and the ponds have been refilled with water.  The ponds have been stocked with brood, rainbow and cutbow trout. Please visit our park conditions section for up to date fishing reports​.

Upcoming construction will be geared towards improved recreation 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 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 continue its transformation with the hope of being ready for next summer's recreation.

Water: There are currently three (3) blue potable water spic​kets located near the main trailheads. One at the main entrance parking lot, mason creek trailhead and one at the Ranch hand group picnic facility. 

Trails: Come and enjoy the 20 miles of trail Staunton has to offer. ​All trails are open. Please refer to the park map for trail information: i.e mileage, elevation gain and type of use. The dotted trails are hiker only trails. 

Wildflowers: The park is in full bloom at this time. Come out and enjoy the numerous species of mountain wildflowers Staunton has to offer. We ask that you respect the resources and do not pick flowers to take home. 

​Seasonal Changes

Park Hours: Park hours are from 7 am to 9 pm every day. 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 turned back on for the summer season. There is one located outside the entrance gate as well as one at the group picnic area.

Entrance Station: the entrance station is typically staffed from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and from 7 am to 8 pm on the weekends. 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.

Trails:  All trails are dry and in great condition as of 7/22/15.