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Davis Ponds Trail

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 3.4 (9)

A super easy trail that's almost manicured.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Loop

8,326' 2,538 m

High

8,202' 2,500 m

Low

164' 50 m

Up

157' 48 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy loop with lots of deer.

Need to Know

There are many more segments of trail around the park that are not a park of this loop and cross it. Be sure to have a trail map handy or use the Hiking Project mobile app to be sure of where you are going.

Obviously it's in a state park, so passes are required. Day use only.

Description

The Davis Ponds Trail is a loop around the lower section of the Staunton State Park that follows the entrance road and parking lots. There is only 100 ft of elevation change, and it is great for an easy hike for one step more difficult than pavement. I was able to hike flat foot the whole time. The path is wide, crushed rock the entire way and even in the rain, there was zero mud.

There were TONS of deer along the trail. They seem to hang out all day, and I have seen them every time I go on this trail.

There is an excellent view of Lion's Head from between the two ponds.

Flora & Fauna

Mule deer, hawks, eagles, geese, black squirrels, and ground squirrels can be found here.

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Shared By:

Tim F

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  3.4 from 9 votes

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Easy trails with great views.
Apr 8, 2017 near Pine, CO
Even the fishing area offers great views of Lions Head.
Apr 8, 2017 near Pine, CO

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Aug 15, 2021
Ari R.
Oct 19, 2020
Bill Carter
2.3mi
Jun 27, 2020
Andy Ney
great for kids with stream and ponds
May 31, 2020
Matt Culpepper
Figure 8+ (all loops) 2.5mi — 1h 30m
Apr 19, 2020
Justin Mullins
Mar 15, 2020
Erin Andersen
Mileage includes part of Staunton Ranch and Mason Creek trails. 3.8mi — 1h 20m
Mar 15, 2020
Mark Andersen
3.8mi — 1h 21m
Dec 8, 2019
Floyd Hartley
Snowy and glaze on trails. Ponds frozen over. Used spikes. 2.3mi