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May 17, 2013 6:30 PM by Tony Spehar

Colorado's newest state park opens this weekend

PINE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's newest state park is being dedicated Friday.

Staunton State Park is located about six miles west of Conifer and features about 3,800 acres of grasslands, granite cliffs and streams.

The park is named in honor of Frances Staunton, who donated the mountain ranch property to the state upon her death in 1989. The Staunton ranch is at the center of the new park.

The park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to mark the grand opening. Guests can hike, rock climb, ride horses and mountain bike.

The opening weekend will also feature music, a demonstration by the Front Range Country Horsemen and live raptor presentations.

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