Hike to Elk Falls
Colorado › Staunton State Park
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Explore well maintained trails in Staunton State Park, just an hour from Denver, culminating in a beautiful waterfall.
Begin on Staunton Ranch Trail for 3.3 miles. Switch to Bugling Elk Trail for the next 1.1 miles, then to Lion's Back Trail for the last mile to the overlook. There are a couple ways to navigate to the falls – alternatively, you can take Scout Line and Marmot Passage Trails to the falls. You can reference a trail map here.
Photo Credit: Cathy McCray
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Decent Hike For Close To The City
Tons of mountain bikers on the weekend, most likely due to being such a quick drive from the city. Relatively unchallenging hike. Would definitely recommend doing the lion's head loop that is right by the falls overlook.
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