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Mason Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (11)

A wide singletrack through stunning aspen groves featuring a long downhill.


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Point to Point

9,412' 2,869 m

High

8,188' 2,496 m

Low

290' 88 m

Up

1,243' 379 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Park is open every day, and hours vary by season. $7 entry fee for day use.

Description

You'll begin climbing east from the intersection with the Old Mill Trail and the Border Line Trail. The trail is mostly smooth doubletrack with very moderate grades. About a half mile into the trail, you'll hike through a stunning aspen grove, which is worth the trip in and of itself. Continue through the aspen grove for another half mile and reach the high-point in the Staunton State Park trail system.

The first mile of the downhill is wide doubletrack with moderate grades. Soon the trail narrows, becomes rocky, and begins to follow a creek. The final few miles are relatively unremarkable doubletrack that terminates in the parking lot.

New trails are being put in and existing ones are being changed at a rapid rate and are sometimes not reflected in the park maps. For up to date trail directions and information about new construction ask the park rangers, they are extraordinarily friendly and willing to help (seriously the most friendly park staff I've ever met by far).

Trailhead parking is abundant on weekdays, but will fill up before 9 am on summer weekends.

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Chris Fa

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  4.3 from 11 votes

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Photos

Aspen grove on Mason Creek Trail.
Sep 26, 2016 near Pine, CO
The bunk house at the site of the old timber mill
Sep 9, 2018 near Pine, CO
These ruins are all that's left of the sawmill at the junction of the Old Mill, Mason Creek, and Borderline Trails.
May 24, 2017 near Pine, CO

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Jan 19, 2021
William Carter
4.3mi — 1h 30m
Dec 13, 2020
Steve Loge
Aug 16, 2020
Dylan Pradas
Went to calamont lookout. Good shade. — 3h 00m
Jul 31, 2020
KJ Scrim
Part of the upper trail was closed at Bear Paw. 7mi
May 23, 2020
Jeff S
Full loop
May 23, 2020
Hannah Work
Sep 21, 2019
Tina F
With Alex G. Turn at second intersection with Bear Paw for great overlook. Lots of bikers. Lots of aspens!
May 17, 2019
Lori Wagner