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Staunton East Side Loop

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Trail

10.4 mile 16.8 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,583' 483 m
Descent: -1,579' -481 m
High: 9,410' 2,868 m
Low: 8,184' 2,494 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Josh M.

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

Josh M.

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.

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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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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
Jul 6, 2019
Paul A.
Much faster today 9mi — 2h 00m
Jun 29, 2019
Louis Wertz
Thunderstorms started earlier than expected and drove us and the rest of the crowds down off Staunton rocks and the Staunton Rocks trail early. 4mi — 2h 00m
Jun 29, 2019
Paul A.
Felt great, wear taint grease next time. 9.5mi — 2h 35m
Mar 24, 2019
Rick Procopio
Cut off at Old Mill trail for shorter loop 8mi — 3h 05m
Mar 17, 2019
Rick Procopio
Group hike 8mi — 3h 11m
Feb 3, 2019
Cara Hubbell
Wore spikes the whole time! 10.1mi — 2h 53m

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  4.5 from 20 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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