Mueller State Park

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Mueller State Park

Colorado

(719) 687-2366

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Things To Do

Overview

Mueller State Park, located 28 miles west of Colorado Springs in beautiful Teller County, offers an abundance of camping, back-country trail experiences and environmental program opportunities for all ages. Ecologically, park uplands are dominated by mixed coniferous forest, aspen forest, montane grassland, rock outcrop and wetland communities. The park is home to many species of wildlife including mule deer, elk, black bear, mountain lions, bobcat, and coyote. Over 115 species of migratory and resident birds are known for this area including raptors and songbirds. Common raptors are golden eagle, red-tailed hawk, Cooper's hawk, goshawk, American kestrel, great horned owl and turkey vulture. Mueller features 132 campsites located in a picturesque forest setting. More than 50 total miles of trails, including 19 miles for mountain biking and 27 miles for horseback, invite visitors to explore 4,771 acres of back-country.

Map of Mueller (CO)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.897927, -105.188848

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    19 miles of Mueller's trails are designated for mountain biking. Bikers must stay on designated trails. Expect moderate and/or steep gravel trails; no easy bike trails.

  • Camping

    In winter, 17 first-come, first-served electrical sites are available. In summer, 132 campsites, including electrical RV sites and walk-in tent-only sites.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is very popular in the area.

  • Hiking

    Visitors are invited to explore the park's natural and historical resources via 50 miles of trails. Trails vary from short, leisurely walks to challenging, full-day hikes. The average elevation in the park is 9,600 feet.

  • Historic Sites

    Opportunities are available.

  • Horseback Riding

    Bring your horse early in the day and discover 19 miles of designated trails available for scenic horseback riding. Horses are not permitted on paved roads, in the campground or picnic areas. Trailers must be parked in designated area only: trailer parking lot is located on Wapiti Road across from Lost Pond. WINTER: When the livery road is not accessible in winter, parking is allowed at Elk Meadow. Overnight camping with horses is not permitted.

  • Hunting

    There are 800 acres in Mueler adjoining the Dome Rock State Wildlife Area located in Big Game Unit 581. That area only is open for hunting during designated seasons established by the Colorado Wildlife Commission. If you are planning a hunting trip, keep in mind that you are responsible for becoming familiar with park hunting boundaries and all park regulations.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    OHV driving is a popular activity in the area.

  • Picnicking

    Mueller has 41 wooded picnic sites scattered among conifer and aspen forests in four picnic areas. Each site includes a picnic table and raised grill. There are no covered picnic areas or group pavilions. Winter/spring access can be limited due to snow conditions.

  • RVing

    Electrical hookups available in winter and summer.

  • Winter Sports

    There are a variety of winter activities available at Mueller State Park, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, sledding, tubing and snowboarding on three designated hills, and winter camping. Come on out and enjoy the snow!

Seasonality/Weather

Park is open year-round. Day use hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Directions

Driving

From Colorado Springs: Take U.S. 24 west (Cimarron) from Colorado Springs for 25 miles through Woodland Park to the town of Divide. Turn left onto Highway 67 South for 3.5 miles. From Interstate 25: Take exit #141. Turn left at the stoplight onto U. S. 24 west for 25 miles through Woodland Park to the town of Divide. Turn left onto Highway 67 South for 3.5 miles.

Flying

Nearest major airport located in Denver, CO.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(719) 687-2366

Campground reservations

(800) 678-2267

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