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blue Staunton East Side Loop

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10.2 mile 16.5 kilometer loop
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,707' 520 m
Descent: -1,702' -519 m
High: 9,422' 2,872 m
Low: 8,180' 2,493 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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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.

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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Oct 27, 2018
Tim Hullermann
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Oct 6, 2018
Kelsey Poos-Benson
Sep 26, 2018
Melissa Mcdonald
Sep 16, 2018
Rob Pressly
Aug 3, 2018
Natalya Farsun
Jun 14, 2018
Phoebe Anne

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  4.5 from 15 votes

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#124

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#607

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