Mueller State Park is located west of Colorado Springs in Divide, CO. Visitors can
enjoy year-round recreational opportunities
including camping, picnicking, trail use,
fishing and nature studies. The Park has a
colorful history associated with Colorado’s
Gold Rush. The Ute Indians had hunted on
these grounds for centuries before pioneers
settled in the area in the mid-19th century.
Gold prospectors rushed through the park
grounds on their way to the small mining
towns of Cripple Creek and Victor. Visitors
will feel the history associated with the park
as the hike the trails and take in the beautiful
Mueller State Park is widely known as a
wonderful place to watch wildlife, and is
home to elk, black bears, hawks, and mule
deer. The park also supports a variety of
plant-life ranging from native grasses and
wildflowers to stands of spruce, fir, pine
and aspen. Along with the elk, mule deer
and bears, many small mammals and birds
share the park’s habitat. Mueller State Park
has over 5,000 acres of spring-fed meadows,
forested ridges and massive rocks of Pikes
Peak Granite with several ponds that dot the
The park’s more than 50 miles of trails
make Mueller ideal for horseback riding,
snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
There’s a trail for everyone, with a variety
of trail lengths and difficulties. Trails are
not cleared in winter, so plan accordingly.
Sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities abound in winter
thanks to the park’s diverse terrain and
Hunters will enjoy the park, which is
located in Big Game Unit 581. 800 acres
adjoining the Dome Rock State Wildlife
Area are open for hunting during designated
seasons established by the Colorado Wildlife
Mueller is the perfect place to come in
winter. You’ll enjoy peace and quiet on the
trails during this less-crowded time of year.
Stay at one of 17 electrical campsites, which
are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Located in Revenuer’s Ridge Campground,
these sites have access to modern bathrooms
and vault toilets. A dry dump station is also
available to campers (weather permitting).
For a bit more comfortable but still rustic
experience, consider staying in one of
three cabins located in the shadow of
Pikes Peak. These cabins with a view offer
a fully equipped kitchen and bath, high
vaulted ceilings, an indoor gas fireplace,
custom furnishings and an outdoor deck
with a gas barbeque grill. The three cabins
each accommodate different numbers of
guests: the two-bedroom Pine Cabin can
accommodate four guests, the three-bedroom Spruce Cabin can sleep six, and the
four-bedroom Ponderosa cabin can accommodate eight visitors.
• Pets are not permitted in the cabins, on
the trails or in the backcountry because
the area is a designated Watchable Wildlife area. Leashed pets are welcome in
campgrounds, picnic areas and on paved
• Make time in your trip for a stop by the
historic mining towns of Victor and
Cripple Creek, located just 15 miles
south of the park on Highway 67. Take
a mine tour, pan for gold or ride on the
narrow gauge railroad.
• Extend your trip to the Pikes Peak
region by visiting Eleven Mile and
Spinney Mountain State Parks. Both
of these parks are located a reasonable
difference from Mueller.
• Explore more than 50 miles of trails on
skis, snowshoes and horseback
• Camp in winter with 17 electrical camp-
sites and three cabins open year-round
• View breathtaking scenery near Pike’s Peak
Mueller State Park is a 5,000-acre oasis for wildlife watchers and winter enthusiasts nestled in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado.
Mueller State Park. Photo courtesy of Colorado State Parks.