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Date Saturday  10/12/2019
End Date Saturday  10/12/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Staunton Ranch State Park
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Debbie Sheinman
Co-Leader Paul Kozlowski
Member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 12
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 200

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****Please note - Fees for the park are $8.00 per car.

Colorado Springs participants, let's meet at the Red Rocks Safeway at 32nd and Colorado at 7:30 am and carpool up to Staunton Ranch State Park.  We can then start hiking at approximately 9:00 am in the park. Denver participants, do let me know if you'd like to carpool with others from the Denver area. I'll then need your permission to share your emails for possible carpools. 

We'll hike via the Staunton Ranch Trail and the Bugling Elk Trail to reach Elk Falls Pond.  From there we'll continue on the Chimney Rock Trail and the Elk Falls Trail to reach our destination - Elk Falls.  We'll return via the Elk Falls, Chimney Rock, Marmot Passage, Scout Line, and either the Staunton Ranch or Historic Cabin Trails back to the parking lot. The trails start at about 8215 feet and will end at 9150 feet.  The trails do have some shade, but will mainly be in the sun.  Some trails are rocky and steep, especially Elk Falls, Marmot Passage, and Scout Line Trails. Please remember to bring rain gear, warm layers, and plenty of food and water for a 12 mile hike (2-3 liters).  Here's the link to a description and photos of the hike on the park's website: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Staunton/Pages/Elk-Falls.aspx   *****Please remember to contact the hike leader ahead of time, should you need to cancel.

Driving Directions from Colorado Springs:  Take Hwy. 24 West to 67 North in Woodland Park.  Then turn left onto  Hwy.126 (Deckers Road) at Deckers. Take Hwy. 285 north (turn right) for 2 miles to Elk Creek Road and turn north onto Elk Creek Road.  Follow the signs 1.5 miles to the park entrance. We'll, hopefully, be able to park at the upper or second parking lot.

Driving Directions from Denver; Take US Highway 285 south to Shaffers Crossing, about 6 miles west of Conifer. Turn north on Elk Creek Road and follow the signs 1.5 miles to the park entrance. We'll, hopefully, be able to park at the upper or second parking lot.



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Trip cancelled due to the lack of participants.




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