Colorado April 05, 2017
This Is The Newest State Park In Colorado And It’s Incredible
You have driven through Rocky Mountain State Park, hiked around Roxborough State Park, and have biked Eldorado Canyon State Park more times than you can count… so now what? It sounds like you need to explore Colorado’s newest state park that is nothing short of incredible:
Located in Pine, Staunton State Park is Colorado's newest park that features varying landscapes within a whopping 3,828-acre area!
Opened in 2013, Staunton State Park sits on a space originally donated to the state by Frances Hornbrook Staunton in 1986 and gradually grew from its original 1,720 acres via donated and acquired land.
Just what can you expect to find at Colorado's newest state park? For starters, there are several designated trails, ranging from a simple 2-mile-loop all the way up to a 12-mile hike (complete with a 1,500 foot elevation gain)...
...thrilling rock climbing excursions...
Please note: Rock climbing is NOT permitted between the months of February to July.
...archery, hunting, horseback riding, and more.
Did we mention that the park -- and its jaw-dropping views like these -- is only 40 miles from Denver?
(Since Staunton is still somewhat new, there is still construction in different areas, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for areas that may be closed to the public.)
Staunton State Park is located at 12102 S. Elk Creek Road in Pine and is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm (with gates closing at 6:30 pm). For more information, please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's
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