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Staunton East Side Loop

Intermediate

Trail

10.4 mile 16.8 kilometer loop
91% Runnable
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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A 10-mile loop around the eastern trails of the park on both singletrack and paths.

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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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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!
Jun 27, 2019
Aaron Stamper
Part of the loop was closed down so you have to take the bear paw trail around 11mi — 13h 46m
Oct 27, 2018
Tim Hullermann
10.2mi
Oct 6, 2018
Kelsey Poos-Benson
Sep 26, 2018
Melissa Mcdonald

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  4.5 from 21 votes

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Photos

Enjoy a great view of Lions Head along the Staunton Ranch Trail.
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
The bunk house at the site of the old timber mill
Sep 9, 2018 near Pine, CO

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