What to do in Mueller State Park

Mueller State Park encompasses 12,103 acres on the western slope of Pikes Peak. The park is split into two areas. Wapiti Road is the main thoroughfare through the park for vehicles. It is located in the northern end of the park and provides access to picnic areas, camp grounds, the visitor center and trails. The northern end of the park includes 41 individual picnic sites and 130 campsites. These are modern facilities with electricity, water, tables, grills, toilets, showers and a dump station.

Mueller State Park maintains 85 miles of trails that access all areas of the park. The southern part of the park is referred to as the Dome Rock or Four mile day use area. It is considerably less developed than the north. This region of the park is a state-run wildlife area. It is closed from December 15 to May 15 for bighorn sheep grazing and lambing.

The developed areas of Mueller State Park make it a great place to enjoy camping, picnicking, viewing scenery, photography, biking, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Mueller is open year-round. During the winter months the trails are excellent for cross-country skiing.

This state facility is easy to reach from the Front Range. It is approximately 30 miles west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The park lies on the western slope of Pikes Peak.

The elevation of this park is approximately 9,000 feet. Because it lies between mountain ranges dramatic weather changes may occur in any one day. If you visit Mueller during the winter months be prepared for temperatures in the 30s and bright sunshine. (Bring your sunscreen.) Winter temperatures in the shade or during a snow storms can drop quickly. Always be prepared for precipitation no matter what the season.

Summers are usually mild with high temperatures reaching into the 80s. Nights can be chilly with frost in July. Wearing layers is a good way to prepare for all types of weather. An outer waterproof layer is a necessity for summer activities.

P.O. Box 49
Divide, CO 80814

Phone: 719-687-2366

Email: mueller.park@state.co.us
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