Mueller has over 5,000 acres of exciting high-country terrain, perfect for year round recreation. Camping, hiking, biking and horseback riding are popular activities within the park.
There’s no lake at Mueller, so water recreation is out. Although there are a few ponds to hike to. Facilities include: the amphitheater, cabins and yurts, campgrounds, camper services building, dump station, horse trailer parking, picnic sites, playground, showers, visitor center.
Biking, Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Mueller State Park is a great mountain escape for those along the Front Range. It’s about a thirty mile drive west of Colorado Springs.
The park does not feature a giant lake or a rushing river, but rather endless alpine forest in all directions. For fishing and boating, nearby Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain state parks will do the trick.
Lots of biking, hiking and horseback trails exist within the park. Wildlife is common, including deer and black bear. A visitor center and a camper building are both open daily. The park is located along the Gold Belt Tour with lots to do around the park.
Biking: 19 miles of trails of multi-use trails for mountain biking. Most trails are moderate and/or steep.
Camping: Yes, open year round, 132 sites, 3 cabins. There are both RV sites with electric and walk-in tent sites, all complete with a table, tent pad and fire pit. Sites are reservable from mid-May to mid-October. All the campgrounds are located in a beautiful mountain forest. Reservations
- $18/Walk-in, $22/Electrical from May through September
- $16/Walk-in, $20/Electrical, from October through April
- $140/Night for Pine Cabin, $200/Night for Spruce Cabin, $260/Night for Ponderosa Cabin.
Hiking: 55 miles of trails exist in the park. They range from short, easy strolls to more longer, more challenging hikes. There’s also 25 additional miles of trails in the nearby Dome Rock State Wildlife Area.
Horseback Riding: 19 miles of trails. No camping with horses, only day-trips. Not permitted in picnic areas, campground or paved roads. Horse trailer parking.
Hunting: Permitted on 800 acres in the park where it meets with Dome Rock State Wildlife Area. Only during established hunting seasons, from Tuesday after Labor Day through Friday before Memorial Day.
Picnicking: 41 sites with tables and raised grills, first come first serve.
Winter Recreation: Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing available with sufficient snow. Winter camping is open on 17 sites and all 3 cabins. There are sledding and tubing hills on Preacher’s Hollow, Outlook Ridge and Elk Meadow.
Address: 21045 Hwy 67 South, Divide, CO
Season: Year round
Hours: 5am-10pm, unless camping/fishing
Pets: Yes, on leash, but not on trails or backcountry
Fees: $9/daily, $80/annual (vehicle)
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