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FriendsofStauntonStatePark created the topic: Staunton State Park 2018 Visitor Programs 03 Feb 2018 08:50 #1

The amazing world of Ground Hogs


Join Staunton State Park’s experts as we discuss everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) - about Ground Hogs. Including Staunton’s park mascot, the Yellow Bellied Marmot. Meet at Staunton Ranch Trail and the intersection with Mason Creek Connector Trail - just above the new parking lot.

When: Saturday, February 3 at 10 AM - 2 PM
Where: Staunton State Park, 12102 S Elk Creek Rd, Pine, Colorado 80470
Cost: $7 for park entrance, program is free!


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Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
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FriendsofStauntonStatePark replied the topic: Staunton State Park 2018 Visitor Programs 01 May 2018 16:27 #2

May Visitor Programs and Hikes!
Free with Park Pass ($7 per car daily or $70 for a yearly pass;
Aspen Leaf Annual Pass $60 for those 64 and older)
(All Hikes begin at the Group Picnic Area)

Saturday May 5
Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Saturday May 19
Colorado Public Lands Day! 10am
Come and enjoy Colorado’s Public Lands!
Interpreter’s Tent “Growing Up Bear” Come visit the Interpreter’s Tent at Staunton Ranch Trail Head and find out how bears spend their first year!

10a-2p Fish are hopping at the Davis Ponds (stocked with Rainbow trout) as well as Elk Pond (Brookies everywhere!)! Poles and bait can be borrowed for the day at Davis Ponds. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Saturday May 26
Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Jr Ranger Program starts in June!
2018 Sessions
June 6, 7, 8
July 18, 19, 20
August 1, 2, 3

This program is designed for children to enjoy an independent experience and gain knowledge of the outdoors. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the final day graduation event.

Each session includes a three day program held Wed. Thur. Fri. 12noon-3:00pm Sign up on-line at the Staunton State Park website (link below in signature) or at the Park Entrance.


Summer Hours are now in effect - Staunton is open from 7:00am to 9:00pm every day!


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Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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FriendsofStauntonStatePark replied the topic: Staunton State Park 2018 Visitor Programs 25 May 2018 13:23 #3

Tomorrow is the next Wildlife Photography Hike - meet at the Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area to begin! It will be a busy weekend at the park so carpool if you can and try to get here early (current hours are 7am-9pm). Please remember that a portion of Mason Creek Trail and the Lions Head Trail are closed to hiking for wildlife conservation.

There are still spots available for the Junior Ranger Program! Sign up online by filling out this form: cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Staunto...ents/JrRangerApp.pdf and emailing it to Annie Thran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by dropping it off at the Entrance Station.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you all and especially to all who have served, or lost a loved one who served, our great country.
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Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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FriendsofStauntonStatePark replied the topic: Staunton State Park 2018 Visitor Programs 03 Jun 2018 09:05 #4

Visitor Programs and Hikes!
Free with Park Pass
(All Hikes begin at the Group Picnic Area)

Tuesday June 5
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Saturday June 9
Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Thursday June 10
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages!

Tuesday June 12
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Saturday June 16
Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Interpreters Table “Growing Up Bear” 10am
Come visit the Interpreter’s Tent at Staunton Ranch Trail Head and find out how bears spend their first year!

Sunday June 17 Happy Father’s Day!
Interpreter’s Table “Growing Up Bear” 10am
Come visit the Interpreter’s Tent at Staunton Ranch Trail Head and find out how bears spend their first year!

Enjoy a Day of fishing with Dad! 10am-2pm
Fish are hopping at the Davis Ponds (stocked with Rainbow trout) as well as Elk Pond (Brookies everywhere!)! Poles and bait available for use at Davis Ponds. Those 16yrs and older must have a valid Colorado fishing license.

Tuesday June 19
Wildflower Hike 10 am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24
5th Annual Marmot Fest! 9am-3pm
Come help celebrate the Park’s Mascot, Raymond the Marmot!! Free activities include: Rock Climbing, Burrow Crawling, Puppet Making, Game Playing, Marmot Scoping, and a spectacular art show!
Naturalist Guided Marmot Hikes 9a and 11 am.

Tuesday June 26
Wildflower Hike 10 am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Tuesday June 26
Taste of Fishing- Staunton State Park 6:00-8:30pm
Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a weeknight evening of fishing fun. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin, and fly-fishing a Colorado high country lake. Later in the clinic, we will show how to prepare fish in the field and even cook some fish up to sample. This clinic is for anyone new to bait, spin, or fly-fishing. Participants 16 years old or older are required to have a valid fishing license. Parents, be sure to buy that license so you can enjoy fishing right alongside your children. There is no charge for this clinic, however vehicles will require a valid State Park Pass. Participants will meet in the first parking lot on the left just past the entrance station. There will be a gentle hike (just under 1 mile) from the parking area to the pond. Please bring water and clothing for the weather conditions. You may take your own fishing gear or use ours.

Saturday June 30
Archery in the Park! 10am-2p
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages

Summer Jr Ranger Program
This program is designed for kids to enjoy an independent experience and gain knowledge of the outdoors. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the final day graduation event.
Each session includes a three day program held Wed. Thur. Fri. 12noon-3:00pm Sign up on-line at the Staunton State Park or at the Park Entrance.
2018 Sessions-
June 6, 7, 8
July 18, 19, 20
August 1, 2, 3


Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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FriendsofStauntonStatePark replied the topic: Staunton State Park 2018 Visitor Programs 07 Jul 2018 08:19 #5

July Visitor Programs and Hikes!
Free with Park Pass, $7 per car or $70 for yearly pass
(All Hikes begin at the Group Picnic Area)

Saturday, July 7
Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Tuesday July 10 (occurring weekly)
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Wednesday July 11
Stargazing 9:30pm
Enjoy an amazing evening of Stargazing. Hear the stories of war and romance among the Gods of the sky!
Meet at the upper Parking Lot near the bathrooms.

Sunday July 15
Archery in the Park! 10am-3pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages!

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup at archery range near upper parking lot.

Tuesday July 17
Wildflower Hike 10 am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Saturday July 21
Hummingbirds Interpreter’s Table 10am-3p
Did you know that hummingbirds have really long tongues that wrap around their brains? Come learn other amazing facts about these tiny creatures.

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup Interpreter’s table near upper parking lot.

Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Fishing equipment including bait available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Interpreter’s Table near upper parking lot.

Sunday July 22
Hummingbirds Interpreter’s Table 10am-3p
Did you know that hummingbirds have really long tongues that wrap around their brains? Come learn other amazing facts about these tiny creatures.

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Interpreter’s Table near upper parking lot.

Tuesday July 24
Wildflower Hike 10 am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Saturday July 28
Edible Medicinal Plants Interpreter’s Table 10am-3p
Come learn how Drs. Rachael and Archibald Staunton used plant preparations to treat the people of the mountains!

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Interpreter’s Table near upper parking lot.

Sunday July 29
Edible Medicinal Plants Interpreter’s Table 10am-3p
Come learn how Drs. Rachael and Archibald Staunton used plant preparations to treat the people of the mountains!

Fishing equipment including bait available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Interpreter’s Table near upper parking lot.

Tuesday July 31
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Summer Jr Ranger Program
This program is designed for kids to enjoy an independent experience and gain knowledge of the outdoors. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the final day graduation event.
Each session includes a three day program held Wed. Thur. Fri. 12noon-3:00pm Sign up on-line at the Staunton State Park website or at the Park Entrance.
2018 Sessions-
July 18, 19, 20
August 1, 2, 3


Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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FriendsofStauntonStatePark replied the topic: Staunton State Park 2018 Visitor Programs 04 Aug 2018 19:11 #6

August Visitor Programs and Hikes!
Free with Park Pass, $7 per car or $70 for annual pass
(All Hikes begin at the Group Picnic Area)

Sunday August 5
Interpreter’s Table: Butterflies 10a-3p
Butterflies floating and fluttering about! Let’s learn about their unique life cycle and then walk the trails with nets and capture their beauty!

Tuesday August 7
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Wednesday August 8
Stargazing 9:30pm
Enjoy an amazing evening of Stargazing. Hear the stories of war and romance among the Gods of the sky! Meet at the upper Parking Lot near the bathrooms

Sunday August 12
Fly Fishing! 10am-2p
Come enjoy fly fishing! Take a 25minute hike to Davis Ponds and learn to fly fish. All skill levels welcome. Equipment provided.

Tuesday August 14
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Saturday August 18
Interpreter’s Table: Squirrels 10am-3p
Come learn about the nutty world of squirrels. Find out about the different squirrels living in the Park, What they eat where they live and how they survive the Colorado winters.

Fishing equipment including bait available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Interpreter’s Table near upper parking lot.

Sunday August 19
Interpreter’s Table: Squirrels 10am-3p
Come learn about the nutty world of squirrels. Find out about the different squirrels living in the Park, What they eat where they live and how they survive the Colorado winters.

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Interpreter’s Table near upper parking lot.

Tuesday August 21
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!

Saturday August 25
Archery in the Park! 10am-2p
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages!

Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup at the archery range near the upper parking lot.

Sunday August 26
Archery in the Park! 10am-2p
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages!

Fishing equipment including bait available to borrow for the day. Pickup at archery range near upper parking lot.

Tuesday August 28
Wildflower Hike 10am
Take a wildflower hike with a plant expert! Learn interesting facts and some fun fiction about Staunton’s beautiful wildflowers!


Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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FriendsofStauntonStatePark replied the topic: Staunton State Park 2018 Visitor Programs 30 Aug 2018 20:31 #7

September Visitor Programs and Hikes!
Free with Park Pass, Park Pass is $7 per car or $70 for an Annual Pass
(All Hikes begin at the Group Picnic Area)

Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9
Living History Days 10am-3pm
Take a hayride to the Staunton Cabin for:
Johnny cakes and lemonade
Rachael Staunton’s Medicinal Garden Trappers and Hunters of the Day
Make an Indian Talking Sticks
Cabin building demonstrations
Fiddling and such with Rex Rideout
Historical games

At Group Picnic Area:
Staunton Family History
Square dancing!! 1p
Notorious Reynolds Gang’s hidden treasure hunt and hike!
Ute Spirit Tree Display (Self Guided Hike)
Mountain Genealogists Society
Storytelling with local historians

Saturday, September 8
Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Stargazing 9:00pm
Enjoy an amazing evening of Stargazing. Hear the stories of war and romance among the Gods of the sky!
Meet at the upper Parking Lot near the bathrooms

Saturday September 15
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages!

Fishing equipment including bait available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Archery Range near upper parking lot.

Sunday September 16
Archery in the Park! 10am-2pm
Come enjoy archery! All skill levels welcome. This event is Instructor guided. All equipment is provided. Fun for all ages!

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Archery Range near upper parking lot.

Saturday September 22
Interpreter’s Table: Mushrooms 10am-2pm
Learn about all the fungus among us! Find out how mushrooms reproduce and their function in the environment.

Wildlife Photography Hike! 10am
Learn how to take breathtaking photographs! Bring your own camera for a short instructional class and then hike with a photographer along the beautiful trails to use your new skills to photograph the many wonders of Staunton State Park!

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup at the Interpreter’s Table near the upper parking lot.

Sunday September 23
Interpreter’s Table: Mushrooms 10am-2pm
Learn about all the fungus among us! Find out how mushrooms reproduce and their function in the environment.

Fishing equipment including bait available to borrow for the day. Pickup at Interpreter’s Table near upper parking lot.

Saturday September 29
Interpreter’s Table: The Rut!!! 10am-2pm
Its that time of year! The male elk, deer and moose are battling to win the loyalty of a “harem” of females. Listen for the bugling and grunting noises of the RUT!

Fishing equipment, including bait, available to borrow for the day. Pickup at the Interpreter’s Table near the upper parking lot.

Sunday September 30
Interpreter’s Table: The Rut!!! 10am-2pm
Its that time of year! The male elk, deer and moose are battling to win the loyalty of a “harem” of females. Listen for the bugling and grunting noises of the RUT!

Fishing equipment including bait available to borrow for the day. Pickup at the Interpreter’s Table near upper parking lot.


Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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FriendsofStauntonStatePark replied the topic: Staunton State Park 2018 Visitor Programs 08 Sep 2018 10:18 #8

Today and tomorrow at Staunton State Park, it's Living History Days!

Take a hayride to the Staunton Cabin for:
Johnny cakes and lemonade
Rachael Staunton’s Medicinal Garden Trappers and Hunters of the Day
Make an Indian Talking Sticks
Cabin building demonstrations
Fiddling and such with Rex Rideout
Historical games

At the Group Picnic Area, enjoy:
Staunton Family History
Square dancing at 1pm
Notorious Reynolds Gang’s hidden treasure hunt and hike!
Ute Spirit Tree Display (Self Guided Hike)
Mountain Genealogists Society
Storytelling with local historians


Friends of Staunton State Park Website
Our Facebook Page
Staunton State Park Website
Location: 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd, Pine CO 80470
Active park hours 6:00am-10:00pm
Campground quiet hours are 10:00pm-6:00am
Phone: 303-816-0912
Mission Statement:
Our mission is working in partnership with others to preserve, promote, and protect the wildlife, natural beauty and historic legacy of Staunton State Park for current and future generations.
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