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Cub Creek to Staunton State Park

 4.0 (4)

Length


12.3 Miles 19.8 Kilometers


2,534' 772 m

Ascent

-2,533' -772 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

10,052' 3,064 m

High

8,379' 2,554 m

Low

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All Clear 42 days ago

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With a bit of navigational skills, this trail has awesome singletrack climbs and descents. Near 2000 Black Mtn Wildfire.

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Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route takes Cub Creek Trail up and over to Staunton State Park. It's currently in the works of being made into an official trail but until then, it's fairly well flagged.

Need to Know

Keep your eyes on the flags and if you lose them, head down the valley.

Description

Roughly 3.9 miles up, you'll come to a Carin. Take the trail that heads left and down. Follow some flags on a semi faint trail. I quickly lost the flags and after a bit of searching, I just headed down and right, running on hopes and dreams, and quickly found a pretty good trail at the bottom of the little valley. Follow the flags when they return down some awesome singletrack through beautiful woods and meadows for about 2.2 miles. The flags ended again at another meadow. I went left and down through the meadow and the dog went right to the creek but both ways met at the same old ranch road. Take that to Staunton! Can see Pikes Peak in distance.

Flora & Fauna

Toward Staunton Park saw several marmots. They send out whistle alarms as hike by. Mule deer some elk.

History & Background

After turning left south @ 3.9 miles off cub creek tr, following 1 miles on right west across meadow is May 2000 Black Mountain Wildfire burn site 400 acres. Also site of small placer mines, some mining equipment debris left. Trail down in valley follows old logging or mining roads.

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Jul 1, 2018
Kevin Panetta
Jun 9, 2018
Jacob Ewald
8.5mi
Apr 23, 2017
Jonathan Skyler
biked up from staunton, hiked 3 miles up then left to 2000 black mountain wildfire site 9mi

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