Davis Ponds Trail

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Very Easy
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3.7 km
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72 m
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Hike through Colorado’s wilderness on this family-friendly trek along the Davis Ponds Trail. These paths will take its adventurers through meadows with grazing deer, under tree coverage and past several small ponds. This exceptionally accessible hike will please the whole family. Enjoy the lush landscapes and bask in the views of the craggy peaks that line the horizon.

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Route Description for Davis Ponds Trail

Family-friendly, scenic, and accessible—the Davis Ponds Hike is an amazing nature trail in the Staunton State Park. This path will appease the whole family, and your little ones will blow off some steam as they explore all that the Colorado wilderness has to offer. Located within a State Park, visitors will have to purchase a parking pass at the gateway. This trail is very popular, and rightfully so, but consider a weekday excursion into nature if you wish to avoid crowds.

Depart from the trailhead and head right onto the Davis Ponds Trail. Hike along the path, ignoring intersecting and merging branches of the trail. Trek along the route until you meet the Davis Ponds. Explore the water pools and the stunning mountainous scenery that sits in the background. Keep an eye out for deer and moose in the grassy plains. Loop around, heading down the southeast side of the trail and through the sparse tree coverage. Meander the trail, and it will eventually guide you around another parking lot before delivering you back to your car.

This stunning loop is short and sweet, but several paths travel within the loop. If you and your party still have some gas in the tank, further explore the Davis Ponds network of trails before heading back to the parking lot.

Getting to the Davis Ponds Trail Trailhead

The Davis Ponds Trailhead is located within the Staunton State Park, past the kiosk.

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