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Staunton East Side Loop

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 4.5 (27) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A 10-mile loop around the eastern trails of the park on both singletrack and paths.


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10.4

Miles

16.8

KM

Loop

9,410' 2,868 m

High

8,184' 2,494 m

Low

1,583' 483 m

Up

1,579' 481 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a nice ~10-mile loop that joins the Mason Creek Trail, Border Line Trail, and Staunton Ranch Trail. It covers everything from well-trodden and busy paths to beautiful, rolling aspen singletrack. A short jaunt up to the Staunton Rock Overlook makes for great photos and a lunch spot.

Description

From the lower parking lot, start the counterclockwise loop up the Mason Creek Trail. Stop for a snack at the Old Mill, take the short uphill hike to the overlook for fantastic views, and continue down the Staunton Ranch Trail after the intersection with Bugling Elk Trail. When you reach the upper parking lot, be sure to catch the small connector that drops down and left from the road in order to get the last bit of trail back to the parking lot.

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  4.5 from 27 votes

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Photos

Enjoy a great view of Lions Head along the Staunton Ranch Trail.
Apr 8, 2017 near Pine, CO
Staunton Ranch Trail offers beautiful views and quiet solitude.
Apr 8, 2017 near Pine, CO
Aspen grove on Mason Creek Trail.
Sep 26, 2016 near Pine, CO
The beautiful view from the Staunton Rocks Overlook, before you begin descending the Border Line Trail
Sep 9, 2018 near Pine, CO
The trail widens to a road for a bit when you turn onto the Staunton Ranch Trail from the Border Line Trail
Sep 9, 2018 near Bailey, CO
Early October on Staunton Ranch Trail.
Nov 9, 2016 near Pine, CO

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Jun 30, 2020
Mark Mizelle
2.3mi
Jun 20, 2020
Dmitry S
Jun 12, 2020
Renee Roberts
May 31, 2020
Joy Hughes
Apr 25, 2020
Mekenna Smith
10.4mi — 4h 30m
Nov 9, 2019
Jesus Cortez
Aug 18, 2019
Ryan Harvey
Its a great hike with some slightly hidden amazing views, but some parts get pretty sandy. 10mi — 4h 00m
Aug 16, 2019
Noah Lucas