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Staunton East Side Loop

Intermediate
 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

91%

Runnable

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 run 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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Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 27 votes

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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
Entrance to Rusty Buckle Trail from Borderline Trail (Staunton Eastside Loop).
Aug 14, 2022 near Pine, CO
Aspen grove on Mason Creek Trail.
Sep 26, 2016 near Pine, CO
Early morning forest sun flare.
Aug 13, 2021 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

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Sep 11, 2022
Johnny Robertson
Dec 11, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Sep 19, 2021
Matt Church
Great Aspen views halfway through the loop. Overlook is incredible. Fun run. 9.3mi — 1h 21m
Aug 9, 2020
Jordan G
Love this park +loop. I prefer clockwise for a more mellow start and gradual climb up the valley and big decent to finish on mason Creek.
Feb 17, 2020
Gabe Bram
Snowy — 3h 40m
Oct 5, 2019
Robyn Hnath
10.2mi
Oct 5, 2019
Becky Smith
lovely run! 12mi — 2h 55m
Aug 1, 2019
Toko Morimoto
Mason Creek Trail (part of the loop) is open again!