Mueller State Park


Mueller State Park
Central Colorado is home to a lot of natural beauty and Mueller State Park offers a great snapshot of it. Outdoor enthusiasts won't want to miss out on this popular state park as it is one of the more popular things to do in Divide, Colorado. Visitors can partake in a host of activities including hiking, skiing, horseback riding and many others. Learn more about this idyllic park with our guide.

Where is Mueller State Park?

Mueller State Park, 21045 Highway 67 South in Divide, Colorado, sits among the Rocky Mountains just northwest of Pikes Peak. It is about 30 miles west of Colorado Springs and about 100 miles south of Denver. Hotel St. Nicolas sits about 17 miles south of it.

Mueller State Park General Information

Mueller State Park is open year round with day use hours from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day passes are available for $9 at the front gate, a self-service kiosk just beyond the front gate and at the visitor's center. Visit the park's website to learn more about day passes and the park in general. 

Mueller State Park Elevation and Map

The 5,117-acre Mueller State Park sits at an elevation of 9,500 feet above sea level. The park has numerous maps available to make your visit to Mueller State Park a safe one. Visit the park's website for more information.

Mueller State Park Trails

Mueller State Park is home to over 50 miles of trails, all of which is open to hikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Furthermore, 36 miles of trails are designated for mountain biking while 34 miles of trails are set aside for horseback riding. For a complete map of trails, visit the park's website.

Mueller State Park Hiking

Come experience some of the best in Colorado hiking. There are several trails ideal for families with distances ranging from a half mile to just over three miles in length. These trails include Dragonfly Children's Nature Trail, Grouse Mountain Overlook, Lost Pond and Osborn Homestead Loop, among others. The longest hike is Cheesman Ranch, stretching out to about five and a quarter miles. Visit Mueller State Park's website to learn more about the trails.

Horseback Riding in Mueller State Park

Horseback riders have 34 miles of trails open to them and riders must stick to those trails. Horses are not permitted on paved roads or in the picnic areas. Furthermore, Mueller State Park does not offer horse rentals. Still, Mueller State Park does offer a great way to experience Colorado horseback riding.

Mueller State Park Skiing and other Winter Activities

Winter visitors to Mueller State Park have plenty of opportunities to enjoy this natural beauty. All trails are open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, both of which are popular activities in the park. While the park doesn't provide rentals, it does groom two trails for winter activities. Sledding and tubing are other options to consider. Park authorities recommend tubing and sledding at Elk Meadow, Preacher's Hollow and Peak View Hill. Snowmobiling, however, is not allowed in the park.

Other Activities at Mueller State Park

The above-mentioned activities aren't the only options for outdoor recreation when visiting Mueller State Park. The park features a significant amount of mountain biking trails, all of which range from moderate to steep in difficulty. Fans of geocaching will find six of them in the park. There are also opportunities for controlled hunting as the park offers over 800 acres of hunting area in the western portion. Another popular activity at the park is wildlife viewing. Mueller State Park sits within black bear county so there are chances to see bears and many other animals and birds. Pick up a checklist from the visitor center.