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A big, grueling climb in Staunton State Park followed by some fun downhill and a historic old mill.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Singletrack

9,395' 2,864 m

High

9,018' 2,749 m

Low

525' 160 m

Up

395' 120 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

The Border Line Trail is the hardest climb in the park. It starts at the 4-way intersection of Staunton Ranch Trail, Marmot Passage Trail, and Bugling Elk Trail. After a quick up and down along the side of the mountain, the trail switchbacks and the real climbing begins.

The trail peaks at about 1.2 miles, and right when the descent starts, there is an opportunity for an overlook at a point call "Staunton Rocks." This provides a great resting point to take in the view before the final descent of the full clockwise circuit down Mason Creek Trail. The descent continues and ends at the Old Mill site, a turn-of-the-20th century saw mill that has some cool abandoned buildings and equipment. This is a 3-way intersection of Mason Creek Trail and Old Mill Trail, which is a hikers only trail.

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Shared By:

Ian Eldridge

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Photos

Staunton Rocks Lookout
Dec 30, 2014 near Pine, CO
The view from Border Line Trail
Dec 30, 2014 near Pine, CO
The switchbacks on Border Line Trail
Dec 30, 2014 near Pine, CO
View from Staunton Rocks Lookout on Border Line Trail.
Jun 29, 2016 near Pine, CO
One of the many overlooks.
Sep 18, 2019 near Pine, CO
Awesome view!
Oct 8, 2015 near Pine, CO
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Check-Ins

Aug 20, 2023
Peter Tiley
Oct 7, 2022
Alex Balister
Aug 26, 2022
Atsuko Ohtake
Jun 29, 2020
Chris JD
I did this trail as part of Staunton Ranch and Mason creek loop. Steeper than I expected. 2.5mi
Jun 28, 2020
Noli E
Jun 21, 2020
Patrick Burns
Like most in the park. Not my favorite place to ride. If I do go, at least it's pretty as hell.
Oct 5, 2019
Alex Balister
Jul 20, 2019
Jake Bush
2.4mi
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