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​​​Where's Raymond: Annual Staunton State Park Marmot Fest 

Marmot Fest at Staunton State Park is scheduled for July 18-19, 10 AM - 3 PM.

Raymond is the name of Staunton State Park’s mascot – a stuffed marmot who represents the marmots that live in the park. This is the time of year when the park’s marmots are most active and the years’ pups are out and about aboveground. 

There will be fun and educational discovery activities for kids and families at the park during the event, including

  • Marmot mask and puppet making - be the marmot
  • Investigate a burrow on the marmot crawl 
  • Scope out marmots with the park’s marmot monitors 8:30 – 11:00 
  • Learn about marmots on a scavenger hunt in the park 
  • Marmot vs dog challenge – does your dog measure up? 
  • Guided Hike at 8:30 – early birds discover the marmots

For more event details, see the 2015 Marmot Fest flyer or visit the Staunton State Park homepage​.

Festival Scavenger Hunt

In anticipation of Marmot Fest, a scavenger hunt with local businesses called “Where’s Raymond” will kick off on June 12 and continue through the festival weekend. 

See the scavenger hunt map & flyer for details.

Events

Green Ranch hike
Saturday, July 4

This guided walk traverses an area of the park that is not developed and only open to visitors during a guided excursion. We will recall the history of the area, catch glipses of wildlife, and see open vistas of the Front Range! This is an easy 3-mile loop through the old corral area and return to the car. Meet Volunteer John Moyer at the Visitor Center at 9:00am to start your walk through history! A valid park pass is required on each vehicle that attends.

Wild Wings
Saturday, July 4

Ever seen a giant bird flying around over head? Have you wondered what it was doing? Come to the Reverend’s Ridge amphitheater to see and hear all about our large birds of prey. Live birds will be presented in the presentation.

Life Under Our Feet
Saturday, July 4

Ever wonder what lives right under the surface of the earth? Join Walking Mountains as we uncover those DIRTy creatures like pocket gophers and ground squirrels.

Nature Hike- Raccoon Trial
Sunday, July 5

Join our park interpreter for a 1.5 mile guided hike on the raccoon trail talking about the local flora and fauna, trees, and animals native to Golden Gate State Park. A minimum of seven people is required, signup sheets are located in the reverend ridge office.

Are You as Sly as a Fox?
Friday, July 10

On this day, we’ll be taking a small hike while learning about foxes and playing some really great outdoor games.

Lory State Park 40th Anniversary Party
Saturday, July 11

Lory State Park invites you to celebrate their 40th Anniversary milestone at the Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area, on Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lory offers visitors a variety of rugged terrain and stunning vistas of the northern Colorado Front Range. The park covers almost 2,600 acres and features 26 miles of trails that lead through forest, meadows and rock-outcroppings, offering visitors great terrain for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, and horseback riding. The Friends of Lory State Park, the park’s supporting organization, as well as many other local organizations and partners will be in attendance. Food trucks will have a variety of food options available and outdoor gear vendors will demonstrate the latest in outdoor equipment.

Nature Hike- Raccoon Trial
Saturday, July 11

Join our park interpreter for a 1.5 mile guided hike on the raccoon trail talking about the local flora and fauna, trees, and animals native to Golden Gate State Park. A minimum of seven people is required, signup sheets are located in the reverend ridge office.

Staunton Marmot Fest
Saturday, July 18

Annual Marmot Fest. Local scavenger hunt starts June 12. Festival runs July 18th-19th.

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