Past Meetup

Elk Falls in Colorado’s new Staunton State Park

This Meetup is past

16 people went

Location image of event venue

Details

http://www.dayhikesneardenver.com/elk-falls-best-waterfall-near-denver-opens-to-the-public/

-->Meet at the trailhead at 10:30 am<--

About 1-1.15 hour drive

** 11 Miles Roundtrip, not sure of elevation gain...**

The trail to the falls is currently (5/13) still being developed. By July I believe it will have been completed and become a trail more traveled. I will post more information as it becomes available.

Elk Falls are stunning. Check out the video below to see footage of the falls which starts around 3 minutes in. The rest of the video will describe the distinct zones of Staunton State Park.

We’ve been in contact with the Park and it looks like the trail to the Elk Falls Overlook trail will be open, but the Elk Falls trail, that would take you right to the base of the waterfall is still being developed.

Here’s a link to the new Staunton Park Trail Map to help you plan your trip.

http://www.parks.state.co.us/SiteCollectionImages/parks/Parks/Staunton/Documents/Staunton%20State%20Park%20map.pdf

Hats off to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the donors who made this happen.

Fees: Because this is a Colorado State Park, there is an entrance fee. See the fees page for details.

Carpooling is encouraged, please remember to bring cash for your drivers gas and mileage...volunteer drivers are greatly appreciated...please post if you are willing to drive or would like to carpool. Thank you!!

Also, I'm up for dinner afterward if anyone is interested and has a suggestion....