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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.

​Visitor Center: Construction is underway!

We are currently conducting business out of the drive up window of our new visitor center. We are working diligently to complete the rest of the building to ensure the best facility is ready for the public. Please be patient until we open the doors!

A state park pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. The daily fee is $8.00. 

We now have a self-pay kiosk available for your convenience if the visitor center is closed. The kiosk​ accepts credit cards only. You may purchase daily passes, hang tag (transferable) or annual parks passes from this kiosk, you will receive a receipt for annual and hang tag passes that you may redeem at any CPW office.

Self-pay kiosk

If using cash please plan ahead and bring exact change to purchase your pass at our self serve station if the ​​entrance station is unattended.

Davis Ponds

​Ponds are currently ice-free.​

Both ponds are stocked seasonaly on the first of the following months - May, June, July, August and September.

Our ADA accessible fishing pier is complete and ready to be fished from. Please contact the park about how we can provide​ an accessible fishing experience. 

Access to the ponds is from the Ranch Hand and visitor Center Parking Lots. 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.

From more information contact staff at 303-816-0912.​​​​

​ Seasonal Closures

Closures are in affect March 15 until July 31, or upon further notice, to protect raptors.

Trail Closures & Conditions​​

  • Lions Head loop

For current trail condition information, visit the Staunton Facebook page​.

Rock Climbing Closures
  • ​​Lions Head 
  • The Ranch Hand 
  • The Park View Dome 
  • The Sawmill Crags 
  • Rough Neck Wall 
  • Black Creek Wall​

​Track Chair Program

Track Chair  

Thanks to all the participants and volunteers, Staunton's 2018 ​ Trackchair Program​ season was a huge success! We sent out 170 trips that covered over 430 miles! We also facilitaed programs with mulptiple organizations including Developmental Pathways, Hi​lls Group and Craig Hospital​.

Reservations for the 2019 season will begin May 1st With first tracks on the ground Friday, May 31st.​ Be sure to ​view the availability calendar before making reservations. ​


Pets are permitted at Staunton. To ensure the safety of you and your pet, all pets must be under your physical control and on a six foot leash at all times. ​​​​​