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Date Wednesday  4/17/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Staunton Bear Paws
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Janice Johnson
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 45


Meeting time/place:  8:00 at the parking area across from the Phillips 66 gas station located at C-470 and Morrison Rd.  16283 Morrison Rd, Morrison, CO 80465

Directions to Trailhead:  From C-470, take US 285 South approx 20 miles to Elk Creek Road, turn right.  1.5 miles to entrance to Staunton State Park.

For more info Contact

Janice Johnson




We take the Mason Creek trail for 2 miles, then 2.3 miles along the Bear Paws trail which has 3 overlooks.  The first two overlooks are easily accessible.  The third overlook has a short scramble which, if icy, we will bypass.  We then follow Bear Paws back to Mason Creek trail to the Old Mill site/trail and then back Staunton trail returning to TH. 

There are truly wonderful views at the overlooks as well as Pikes Peak view spots along Staunton trail.

I will email those on the roster with an update on trail and weather conditions prior to the hike.

If you have a state park pass, please consider being a driver.  Otherwise, carpools will share the cost of a $8 day pass for the park.


Again, there is a short scramble to the third overlook but if icy conditions exist, we will skip that overlook.  

Please advise leader of any medical conditions you have that could affect you on this hike prior to the hike.

Remember the 10 essentials and, possibly, winter gear ...microspikes in case of icy patches of snow, hats, gloves, snow baskets for your poles, thermos with hot drink, etc.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.