Park Use: Hiking, Mountain biking, Camping, Horseback riding, Hunting, and Winter sports.
Miles of Trails: 44+ Miles for hiking / 36 Miles for biking / 34 Miles for horseback riding
Size: 5,121 Acres of wilderness
NOTE: Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds but are NOT allowed in the back county or on any of the trails.
Sitting at the base of Pikes Peak, groves of aspen trees and sweeping views are popular for visitors and wildlife alike. This park is a popular location to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the Winter. Or get outdoors with hiking and camping in the Summer.
Originally a popular hunting ground for Ute American Indians, the area was divided among ranchers, homesteaders, and folks seeking to strike it rich during the Cripple Creek Gold Rush. W.E. Mueller assembled ranches in the area, which eventually became a gaming preserve. Then Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Nature Conservancy purchased the preserve to add to the Colorado State Park system.
Trailhead Directions: Take U.S. 24 West from Manitou Springs for 20 miles through Woodland Park to the town of Divide. Turn left onto Highway 67 South and continue for 3.5 miles before following signs to turn right for Mueller State Park. Approximately 35 minutes.
*Detailed trail information and maps for can be found for sale at the Manitou Springs Visitor’s Center at 354 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO (719) 685-5089