Mueller State Park

Intermediate snowshoers and skiers

Ski the trail's 2 loop by following the orange arrows. This trail offers moderate to difficult hills. Round-trip distance = 1.5 miles.
Lost Pond - To complete the loop, follow the blue arrows. Ski on trail 11 until it intersects trail 7. Ski trail 7 uphill, to the trail 1 connection that will take you back to the Lost Pond trailhead. Ski the connection to where you started from. Round-trip distance = 2.4 miles.
Homestead - Ski on trail 12 until it intersects trail 26. Turn left on trail 26 and ski across an open meadow until you reach Geer Pond (trail 25). Turn left on trail 25 and ski 0.8 miles to Lost Pond. Climb steadily uphill on trail 11 until you reach trail 1. This is the connection back to Homestead trailhead. Round-trip distance = 3.3 miles.
Elk Meadow - For a shorter route, ski trail 18 to trail 19. Follow trail 19 to the Peak View trailhead. From there, ski the road to the Elk Meadow parking lot. Round-trip distance = 1.8 miles. For a longer, more challenging route, ski trail 18 to its intersection with trail 17. Turn left on trail 17 and ski it back to the Grouse Mountain trailhead. Ski the road back to Elk Meadow parking lot. Round-trip distance = 4.8 miles.

Directions

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
Traveling North or South on I-25, take exit #141. Turn left at the stoplight onto U.S. 24 west (Cimarron) for 25 miles through Woodland Park to the town of Divide. Turn left onto Highway 67 South for 3.5 miles.