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Mueller State Parks 50 miles of trails provide a 5,000-acre playground for the hiker, mountain biker, wildlife watcher and winter sports enthusiast. A popular Watchable Wildlife Area, Mueller is home to elk, black bear, hawks, and mule deer. Park visitors traverse the parks numerous trails on foot, snowshoes, cross-country skis, horseback and mountain bike, depending on the season. Mueller also has two options to stay overnight. There are 132 campsites in the park; 16 of these are open for winter camping . The park also has three cabins for rent year-round. Mueller State Park welcomes pets in campgrounds, picnicking areas and along the parks roads, but not on the hiking trails or in the backcountry. Keeping pets off of the trails increases the chances of visitors seeing the numerous species of wildlife in the park. Pets must be on a leash at all times unless they are in their tent, RV or personal vehicle. Download Pets at Mueller State Park to learn more.

16 days ago

The Autumn aspen color is beautiful.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful trail! I did it counter clockwise, would recommend doing it clockwise as it got steep at the end and I was out of gas. The leaves were turning their fall colors, just breathtaking. This is a great reminder of why I live here!

Great hike for the family. The last .25 miles was pretty steep and I would say makes the trail towards the upper end of easy, my 4 year old ended up on my shoulders. Plenty of aspens which made the fall colors incredible. Loved it.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Very nice ride.

walking
2 months ago

An easy hike for my husband and I. Shaded most of the way and a nice gradual climb. Easy and REALLY beautiful. Bring your camera! Would be great for kids too.

Very nice trail with good views of mountains and forest. Wide well maintained and marked.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail! We took it slow and enjoyed the views of Pike's Peak! We had lunch in a meadow. We didn't see a soul on the trail. It was nice and peaceful. Lots of wildlife. We saw elf, squirrel, chipmunks, and several different birds. The Ranch was really cool!

hiking
4 months ago

Just the right length for an hours walk

Great hike, had a lot of fun on this trail. There are parts that are well marked, but once you get to the back end of Werley Ranch, it's easy to follow abandoned trails, which I didn't mind. Took the trail the goes by the ponds first. Last couple of miles in this direction it is an incline the majority of the way. Will hike again going in the opposite direction.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike, well worn smooth trail with not to much elevation change in it. For those you are not used to those longer trails, be prepared for this trail. It takes time to finish it. Ran into fresh lion and bear tracks on the back side of this trail.

9 months ago

Wonderful views and great hike.

This was a fun trail. It has some good views. The trail itself is in good condition, clearly marked, and never very steep. I saw quite a few mountain lion prints in the snow, but I didn't get to see a cat. If you take the loop clockwise, it can be a little tricky finding the trail when you cross Hay Creek. If you can't find the trail, just walk in the direction of the cabin until you pick up the trail again.

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Quick steep trail with a great view at the top, would suggest it at the end of another trail.

on Cheesman Ranch Trail

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Beautiful hike to see the Aspens!

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Really nice trail with some awesome views. Of you go at the right time the aspens are gorgeous.

hiking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An easy fall hike. Nice views at the out-and-back spurs. Take a photo of the trail map at the trailhead for ease of navigating. Colorado is so beautiful.

Monday, September 25, 2017

great easy trail to do with a stroller and kids! Beautiful views of the aspens changing colors this fall!

hiking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Beautiful area to hike with some really awesome views. It was easy to get sidetracked on other trails so if you're looking to do this exact trail you have to really follow the map! I got off track but the trail I ended up on was beautiful so I didn't try to get back to the outlook ridge loop. Mueller State Park is awesome and worth the $7 and not being able to bring my dog!

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Gorgeous views! The elevation gain is greater than listed here, but I don't have the stats. It's a must do if you are in the park.

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Black Bear Trail is not a loop, it is an out and back trail that can be made into a loop by branching off onto a series of other trails. Specifically you can start on black bear (#13)and then branch off onto homestead trail (#12) and then onto Revenuers Ridge (#1) approximately 2.5 miles total. The hike is easy and wide, with an uphill section about 3/4 of the way in. My 6 year old hiked the whole trail with ease and my 2 year old did most of it on foot as well. A carrying pack should be used to do this trail if hiking with young children as trail 1 is not wide enough for an off road stroller. Super beautiful with lots of flowers and views and changes in terrain! $7 dollar car entry fee too!

We only took the Lost Pond trail in early July It was short but a bit steep. Not great for young kids (5 and under). The pond was full of wildlife though- snakes, salamanders, and water bugs- fun for the kiddos.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

A casual easy tread thru woods and fields. The Ranch was a nice place to hold out while a rain storm comes thru. Only hikers and rather sparse @ that, one of the reasons I love coming to the Park, you and nature. One of my favorites out of Mueller State Park.

a lot of sun

I've written a blog post about this hike @ www.break-trail.com
If you'd like to read it, follow this link: https://goo.gl/xt1dxR

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

A pretty mellow hike, with some great views of Pike's peak along the way. The roadside section wasn't wonderful, but there was still plenty to see. We saw a large hawk, a doe, and plenty of bear scat and tracks. This trail has a lot of potential for short or very long version, as the park is spiderwebbed with trails.

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

16 May--A nice hike. Pretty long for a 4x4-accessible road hike. 4x4's aren't allowed of course. Would've been a nicer trail run probably. Not many tough hills at all. Temp was 55°. Trail was completely dry. I used boots but trail runners or even sneakers could've done the trick.

hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

We settled on this trail the morning we tried to hike Horsetheif to the Crags Trail (it was too icy though). I'm so glad we hiked this trail (in conjunction with The Cheesman Ranch Trail) because it ended up being my favorite hike of our entire week long hiking trip. We set our hammock up and hung out for a few hours across from the Cheesman Ranch buildings. We saw 12 deer in the 4 hours we were out on the trails. There was a bit of snow so be careful if you go in the next few weeks!

The trail was easy to find though we had to hike about a mile to get to the actual trail head since the gates at the comfort station were still closed for the winter. The trail was easy to follow and everything is very clearly marked! We highly suggest this one!! Stop in the nature center or at the entrance to get a trail map!

hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

We settled on this trail the morning we tried to hike Horsetheif to the Crags Trail (it was too icy though). I'm so glad we hiked this trail (in conjunction with Cahill Pond Trail) because it ended up being my favorite hike of our entire week long hiking trip. We set our hammock up and hung out for a few hours across from the Cheesman Ranch buildings. It was a beautiful day! The trail was easy to follow and everything is very clearly marked! We highly suggest this one!!

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

This would be an amazing trail at the end of September, when the leaves are all changing. The meadow portion of the trail has a wooded area that is a beautiful mix of pine and aspen. The trail itself is wide, well-traveled, and only mild ups and downs (mild for the region). At the end of October, Cahill Pond itself was rather low. As it goes in Mueller State Park, there are over 50 miles of trails that are interconnected. I joined this trail with over 7 miles of other paths. Beautiful place.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Such a fun hike! Beautiful views. Fun change of scenery.

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