In addition to the sites and activities within Mueller State
Park, the region has many attractions within a short
The historic mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor
can be reached by taking a scenic drive along Highway
67 south. The area offers mine tours, gold panning,
rides on the narrow gauge railroad and limited stakes
gambling. Pikes Peak, America’s mountain, towers 14,110
feet directly east of the Park. It can be reached by taking
Highway 24 east to the turnoff in Cascade.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument with volcanic
fossils of plants, insects and giant redwoods is 12 miles
west of the park.
Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks, located
near Lake George, consistently produce some of the best
trout fishing in the state.
Colorado Springs, about 30 miles east of the park has a
variety of local attractions, including the U.S. Air Force
Academy, Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain
Zoo, Cave of the Winds and the U.S. Olympic Complex
C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E
ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS
Gas, groceries, restaurants, gifts, lodging and religious
facilities are available in the nearby communities of Divide,
(4 miles to the north), Woodland Park (11 miles to the east),
Cripple Creek (15 miles to the south) and Victor
(17 miles to the south).
Passes and Permits
Mueller State Park
PO Box 39 • Divide, CO
(719) 687-2366 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado
through Colorado Lottery proceeds.
elcome to Mueller State Park. You are
surrounded by over 5,000 acres of spring-fed
meadows, forested ridges and massive rock
of Pikes Peak Granite.
The Visitor Center is the information hub of the park and
is an excellent starting point for your adventure at Mueller.
Here you will find wildlife, forestry and historical exhibits
to wander through at your leisure. Between May and
September, educational programs may be offered at the
center auditorium or the campground amphitheater.
The park supports a variety of plant-life ranging from
native grasses and wildflowers to stands of spruce, fir, pine
and aspen. Elk, mule deer, bear and many small mammals
and birds share the park’s habitat.
The park’s topography varies from dense forest stands
of conifer and aspen to rolling grasslands interrupted by
dramatic rock outcroppings. This contrast results from an
ancient up-thrust of Pikes Peak to the east and volcanic
action to the west.
Once hunting grounds of the Ute Indians, pioneers settled
the land in the 1860s. Prospectors trampled through the land
during the Gold Rush to Cripple Creek and Victor. Lumber
was harvested for nearby towns, mines and railroads. Cattle
grazing and farming were occasionally supplemented by
bootlegging, horse thievery and cattle rustling.
The former owners, the Mueller family, designated their
cattle ranch as a game preserve. Today, resident elk
flourish as a result of this protection.
Visitors may enjoy year-round outdoor activities
including camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking,
horseback riding, wildlife viewing and nature studies.
Winter activities include snowshoeing and ski touring.
Every season is a photographer’s delight.
Visitors to Mueller State Park are required to display a
current Colorado State Parks Pass on their windshield. A
daily pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the
following day. An annual pass is valid at any Colorado State
Park. For annual pass holders who own additional vehicles,
multiple passes are available at a reduced fee. An Aspen Leaf
annual pass is available to Colorado seniors at a discounted
rate. Passes are available at the park entrance, or at the visitor
Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled
Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass.
A current fee schedule for Colorado State Parks is available
online at www.cpw.state.co.us.
In addition to a parks pass, campers are required to purchase
and display a camping permit at their campsite.
The park has four scenic picnic areas along Revenuer’s
Ridge. Picnic areas include barbecue grills and tables.
Three of the four picnic areas also have drinking water
The campground is located in a picturesque forest setting
of spruce, fir and aspen with panoramic views of the
Rocky Mountains. The park has three fully furnished
rental cabins and 134 campsites including 22 walk-in tent
sites, a reservable group campground and 2 equestrian
sites for horse campers only. The campground can
accommodate motor homes, trailers and tents. A camper
services facility with flush restrooms, coin-operated
showers and laundry facilities is centrally located in the
campground. All sites, except the walk-in tent sites, have
electric hookups. Water hydrants with drinking water
are available throughout the campground. There are no
sewer hookups, but a dump station is available. Please
use this facility. It is illegal to dump any waste or sewage,
including dishwater, on the ground or vegetation.
To reserve a campsite or cabin, call (303) 470-1144 in
Denver, outside Denver, 1-800-678-CAMP (2267) or
online at www.cpw.state.co.us.
Over 44 miles of trails invite visitors to explore the park’s
natural and historical resources. Trails vary from short,
leisurely walks to challenging, full-day hikes. Most trails
are open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians with
a few ecologically fragile areas restricted to hikers only.
A horse-trailer parking and unloading area is provided.
Winter ski touring and snowshoeing can be enjoyed on a
variety of terrain. There are 37 trails in the park. Each trail
is named and numbered. Trail users should use established
and marked trails. Trailhead and parking areas are easily
accessible from the main roads in the park. Trail maps are
available at the Visitor Center and park entrance.
Fishing and Hunting
Dragonfly Pond is stocked once a year for Outdoor Skills
Day. Other park ponds such as Rock Pond, Brook Pond
and Geer Pond have small populations of Brook Trout.
Most ponds can be reached by hiking 1½ to 2 miles into
the backcountry. A Colorado fishing license is required
and Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulations apply.
Fishing with flies and lures is strongly encouraged. If you
return fish to the water put them back alive! Hunting
is limited and controlled. Information on seasons and
regulations is available from Park Rangers and the Visitor
Center. During the period from the Tuesday after Labor
Day and continuing through the Friday prior to Memorial
Day, any lawful method of controlled hunting may be
used. Please refer to the park's hunting flyers for specific
information. Target shooting is always prohibited!!
Mueller State Park
Help Protect Your Park
We would like you to feel as much at home at Mueller
as the wildlife of the park. To help us conserve park
resources and to promote your safety, we must insist
that you please respect the following:
1. Motor vehicles are permitted only on designated
roads, parking areas and the pavement at
ires must be attended in person by an adult at all
times and extinguished when not attended.
ets are prohibited on all trails, anywhere in the
backcountry and at all ponds.
amping is permitted in designated campsites in
the improved campground only.
se proper receptacles for trash, sewage and
wastewater. Food is required to be properly stored
so as not to attract bears or other wildlife. Feeding
wildlife is prohibited by law.
own and dead wood may be used in grills and
fire rings, but fuel wood may not be removed
from the park. Firewood may be purchased at the
7. S hore fishing is permitted at ponds unless
otherwise posted. No water body contact, boating
or tubing is allowed.
uiet hours are enforced from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
for the comfort of all campers.
ay use hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Report any problems or direct inquiries to a Park Ranger
Nature Programs and Hikes
The park offers three self-guided nature trails.
A brochure is available at the beginning of the Wapiti
Trail and allows visitors to learn about the park’s
ecological resources at their own pace. The Northern
Meadow loop has interpretive signs regarding wildlife
and habitats. The Dragonfly Trail is a children’s nature
trail. Ranger-led hikes and activities are offered year
round and amphitheater programs are presented during
the summer. Posted schedules give details, times and
locations. To learn more about wildlife, geology and
history, visitors are encouraged to view the interpretive
exhibits at the Visitor Center.
The park’s high altitude and mountainous terrain require
visitors to take precautions against:
• Overexertion: Allow extra time and rest occasionally.
• Dehydration: The climate is dry; take water along;
do not drink from streams or ponds.
• U ltraviolet Rays: The sun is a greater factor at this
altitude. Wear protective clothing, sunscreen
• Hypothermia: Weather can change rapidly. Take
warm, water-repellent clothing.
• Lightning: Storms occur frequently in the region.
During threatening skies and weather, seek shelter
and avoid hilltops or tall or isolated trees.
• Precipitous Rocks and Old Mines: Avoid edges, watch
footing and supervise children carefully.
• Avoid Getting Lost: It is recommended that trail users
have a trail map with them.
Park Rangers are trained and equipped to give first aid.
Assistance can also be obtained at the Visitor Center. In
an emergency, an ambulance can be summoned by dialing
911 on any phone. A medical emergency room facility is
located in Woodland Park, 9.2 miles from the Park.