28.6 miles
Distance
4,412 ft
Climb
-4,407 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is located in a state park, so an $9 daily pass or annual pass is required.

This route highlights the best way to get the full Staunton experience. Covering all the singletrack trails in the most efficient way and of course providing the best downhill experience.

The route now includes the recently created North Elk Creek trail as the centerpiece for the ride. The North Elk Creek section is ridden as an out an back, and is great in both directions. After ripping down nearly five miles from the top of North Elk Creek you will take on two additional short climb segments with of course two more downhill segments, finishing with a screamer down Mason Creek

Detailed Description
The Best of Staunton is a 29 mile popular intermediate route located near Conifer Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 4,412 ft with a max elevation of 10,066 ft then descends -4,407 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    161
More Stats for The Best of Staunton mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 57 min
  • Altitude min
    8,177 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,177 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,182 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.5%
  • Grade min
    60.1%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles

Directions

  1. Walk east on Mason Creek.
  2. Continue for 50 meters.
  3. Turn left onto Staunton Ranch Trail South.
  4. Continue for 800 meters.
  5. Turn left to stay on Staunton Ranch Trail South.
  6. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  7. Keep right to stay on Staunton Ranch Trail South.
  8. Continue for 700 meters.
  9. Keep right to stay on Staunton Ranch Trail South.
  10. Continue for 600 meters.
  11. Bear right onto Staunton Ranch Trail North.
  12. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  13. Keep left to stay on Staunton Ranch Trail North.
  14. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  15. Turn left onto Marmot Passage Trail.
  16. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  17. Turn left onto Bugling Elk Trail.
  18. Continue for 60 meters.
  19. Make a sharp right onto West Meadow Trail.
  20. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  21. Turn left onto Lions Back.
  22. Continue for 30 meters.
  23. Walk southeast on Chimney Rock Trail.
  24. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  25. Turn right onto Lion's Back Trail.
  26. Continue for 80 meters.
  27. Turn left onto Bugling Elk Trail.
  28. Continue for 80 meters.
  29. Keep right to stay on Bugling Elk Trail.
  30. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  31. Turn left onto North Elk Extension.
  32. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  33. Turn right onto North Elk Creek Trail.
  34. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  35. Turn right to stay on North Elk Creek Trail.
  36. Continue for 100 meters.
  37. Turn right to stay on North Elk Creek Trail.
  38. Continue for 500 meters.
  39. Walk south on North Elk Creek Trail.
  40. Continue for 400 meters.
  41. Bear right onto DH Tech Option 1.
  42. Continue for 90 meters.
  43. Turn right onto North Elk Creek Trail.
  44. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  45. Turn left onto North Elk Extension.
  46. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  47. Bear left onto Bugling Elk Trail.
  48. Continue for 10 meters.
  49. Bear left onto North Elk Extension.
  50. Continue for 400 meters.
  51. Turn left onto Border Line Trail.
  52. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  53. Turn left to stay on Border Line Trail.
  54. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  55. Turn right onto Bear Paw Trail.
  56. Continue for 400 meters.
  57. Keep left to stay on Bear Paw Trail.
  58. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  59. Bear right onto Bear Paw Alternate Route.
  60. Continue for 200 meters.
  61. Turn right onto Bear Paw Trail.
  62. Continue for 6 kilometers.
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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