Staunton State Park

Staunton State Park Location: Park and Jefferson counties, west of Conifer The new Staunton State Park, just 40 miles from downtown Denver, is still closed to the public but may open in 2012. Frances H. Staunton gave to the state the ranch her parents had homesteaded. She asked that it become a state park, “. . . to be preserved essentially as a wilderness area.” It is a region of…

May 11, 2012
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St. Vrain State Park

Saint Vrain State Park near Longmont
May 11, 2012

St. Vrain State Park Weld County, east of Longmont St. Vrain Park’s ponds are home to amazing numbers of birds, including egrets, white pelicans and cormorants. The park, formerly called Barbour Ponds, is family-friendly and easy to reach from the Denver metro area, on Interstate 25 between Denver and Fort Collins at Colorado 119 (exit 240). The 604-acre park holds 152 acres of water split among several ponds and is…

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