Staunton State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.29 out of 5
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Beginner
15.0
miles

Doubletrack
↑ 2,900 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
8,179
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
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"This park is mostly wide, super-groomed trails and a good chunk of service road. There's a total of about 17 miles of trail open to MTBs. You can do it all without repeating yourself much. The full meal deal will have you hitting about 3K verts at altitude, so it's more than just a ride in the park. This is a great exercise/training ride, with some great scenery. But it's really a lot like doing nearby Buffalo Creek with all the climbing but not all the fun. Park is hugely busy on weekends, I recommend doing the Marmot Passage trail clockwise for a more doable climb followed by hitting the best techy bits in the park on the descent. I also recommend doing the Borderline/Mason Creek Trail combo clockwise. The climb up borderline is quite heinous, but this is the only way to bet the longest fast and flowy downhill in the park. Of course, if you prefer a long, gradual climb with a shorter, steeper descent, reverse this portion." -skibum
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (8)
 

Doubletrack


September 3, 2016
 
Review: The new addition of chimney rock makes this a much better and challenging ride
So fun so picturesque
Go get some

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Gramcounter

August 29, 2016
 
Review: Staunton may not be the most technically challenging ride around, but there are some steep climbs, and certainly a few sections that present a challenge. The new chimney Rock trail is pretty rad too. The proximity to Denver is a plus.... For now.

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Gnarly

July 18, 2016
jkey6 Gnarly  
 
Review: With the exception of Marmot Passage (which is pretty great) I would say this is a pretty uneventful trail for the more advanced rider. Lots of wide trail without much in the way of technical challenges. I do recommend that you make the climb up Lion's Back to take in the view. Overall, If you're in the neighborhood and looking for fun/fast/techy riding I would recommend hitting Buffalo Creek instead.

Similar Trail: Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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Gramcounter

August 20, 2015
 
Review: Some of the best downhill for the ease of the climb. The park is new and well kept.

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June 29, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: The park is scenic and enjoyable for sure. It is heavily trafficked by hikers and bikers so the extra wide trails work well although not my preference. This trail system is perfect for the early season or out of shape MTB'ers. If your looking for a fun ride, then this is it. If your looking to test your speed and skills, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Trailblazer

June 8, 2015
 
Review: really great if you love tough rocky extended climbs. I consider myself a fairly decent mt biker, and this was really strenuous for me. The only reason I gave this three stars instead of 2 is that you get some fantastic views from the top.

Similar Trail: Centennial Cone

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Granny Gear

June 16, 2013
 
Review: This trail is boring, sandy, and crowded. There are a couple interesting downhill sections, but they are few and far between, separated by long, sandy climbs. You also can't open it up on the descents because you are constantly stopping for hikers/horses/wheelchairs. There are only 2-3 interesting technical sections in the whole park. Save your $7 and just go to Buff Creek or 3 Sisters

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Epic


June 10, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This park is mostly wide, super-groomed trails and a good chunk of service road. There's a total of about 17 miles of trail open to MTBs. You can do it all without repeating yourself much. The full meal deal will have you hitting about 3K verts at altitude, so it's more than just a ride in the park. This is a great exercise/training ride, with some great scenery. But it's really a lot like doing nearby Buffalo Creek with all the climbing but not all the fun. Park is hugely busy on weekends, I recommend doing the Marmot Passage trail clockwise for a more doable climb followed by hitting the best techy bits in the park on the descent. I also recommend doing the Borderline/Mason Creek Trail combo clockwise. The climb up borderline is quite heinous, but this is the only way to bet the longest fast and flowy downhill in the park. Of course, if you prefer a long, gradual climb with a shorter, steeper descent, reverse this portion.

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Staunton State Park MTB Trail 3.29 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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