Staunton State Park- Colorado's Newest State Park

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is having a two day opening weekend for the brand new Staunton State Park.  The park was made possible by a generous donation of 1,720 acres from Frances H. Staunton.  She provided the land to the state with the stipulation that the land was to be "preserved in perpetuity" as a state park.

The new state park is located off of US Highway 285 near Aspen Park.  The two day grand opening events will be on May 18th and 19th.  For more information on those events check out the state's site here.  You can check out the map below for a general location and information.
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The information states that dogs and bikes will be allowed in the park, but I don't see any trail maps or specific information yet.  I always like to see new hiking and biking opportunities made available near Denver.  It makes it easier for people to get outside and away from the TV and computer.  

The event is this weekend, so if anyone makes it out there, let me know how it goes!


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