Located southwest of Colorado Springs, this 5,112-acre state park features spring-fed meadows, massive rocks, forested ridges. It is also home to a wealth of wildlife including elk, deer, bobcats, coyotes, and various bird species. If you stay in Mueller State Park hotels, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities including hiking, camping, picnicking, and biking.
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Best Hiking Trails in Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park's 55 miles of trails provide an ideal playground for the hiker, wildlife watcher, mountain biker, and winter sports enthusiast. Staying in Mueller State Park cabins is the excellent way to enjoy all hiking activities the park has to offer.
1. Grouse Mountain Overlook
Located near to the campground, this 0.8-mile round-trip trail offers a simple hike through a wooded forest. The path leads the guests to the peak of Grouse Mountain, at 9,843 feet, this is the highest point in Mueller State Park. Enjoy an incredible view of the Sangre de Cristo Range in the southwest and Pikes Peak in the east.
2. Homestead Trail
This 2.9 mile-long trail is located about one and a half miles from the entrance of the park. Big Aspen trees and rocky boulders surround the Homestead trail. While hiking, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the Collegiate Peaks.
3. Black Bear Trail
This 5.1-mile long shady trail connects the Mueller State Park to Dome Rock SWA. The path extends along the ridge, so visitors do get some fantastic views. The trail is not so challenging until you move towards the southern end, which continues to a beautiful meadow and valley along Hay Creek.
Best Family Activities in Mueller State Park
Consider booking Mueller State Park cabins, which offer fantastic facilities, and provide a perfect way to enjoy the charming outdoors gifted to you in Mueller State Park.
The park offers 132 campsites. Out of which 110 are electrical sites and 22 tent-only sites. There are two equestrian sites for campers with horses. On-site accommodations feature showers, laundry, modern restrooms (May to October), vault toilets, hydrants, playground, and dump station.
2. Visitor Center
Nestled at the top of Big View Overlook, the Visitor Center features diverse exhibits highlighting the park's wildlife, natural habitats, and heritage. Head over to the Watchable Wildlife Kiosk, which is known for its wildlife viewing. You will also find hand beautiful painted panels at the Gazebo to get information about the surrounding habitat.
3. Winter Activities
During winter, there is still plenty to do in the park. Go tubing or sledding between five hills. Also, enjoy cross-country skiing in numerous ski trails.