STAUNTON STATE PARK
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.
Staunton 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.
The park is a mosaic of low grasslands, rocky foothills, soaring granite cliffs, and lush stream corridors. The combination of more than 2,000-feet elevation gradient, a broad variety of terrain and the presence of water features in the park has resulted in an extensive diversity of vegetation communities and wildlife within the park.
Portions of the park have been given protective designations. These are non-regulatory designations that are intended to promote the conservation of sensitive resources through voluntary measures and proactive partnerships.
Please help protect the wonderful resources of Staunton State Park by practicing Leave No Trace principles, such as traveling on durable surfaces and not short cutting trails, disposing of waste properly by packing out your trash and cleaning up after your pets, respecting wildlife by viewing them from a distance and being considerate of other visitors by keeping pets on a leash at all times.
The first 1,720-acre parcel was donated to Colorado State Parks in 1986 by Frances Hornbrook Staunton. Subsequent parcels, including a portion of the Davis Ranch and Elk Falls property, were acquired in the late 1990s. In 2006, a small key parcel, called the Chase property, was added to the Park to reach its current land base of approximately 3,828 acres.
All Colorado State Parks have entrance fees. All vehicles are required to have an entrance pass and some parks have walk-in fees. Visit the Colorado Park Entrance Pass