I finally had the chance to go check out Colorado’s newest state park, Staunton State Park, a couple of weeks ago, just outside of Conifer. There are 10 trails currently in the park, a majority of the trails are for hiking, biking and horseback riding. There’s rock climbing available at the Staunton Rocks, via the Climbing Access Trail, a .9 mile loop that runs off the Staunton Ranch Trail.
There’s a $7 entrance fee into the park.
Warning! Get there early if you can. It’s gonna be a little crowded because it is a new park and also because of it’s close proximity to the Denver metro area.
I will definitely be back here as this will be a great park to hike anytime, but I’m especially looking forward to hiking it in the fall. Staunton is another great park to take out of towners who want to experience hiking at altitude but nothing too extreme. Great job and congratulations Colorado Parks & Wildlife!
Here are a few photos from the hike 2 weeks ago.