Looking for a great trail in Mueller State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Mueller State Park ranging from 1.5 to 8.2 miles and from 9,573 to 9,727 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

views

no dogs

nature trips

forest

bird watching

walking

wild flowers

trail running

kid friendly

wildlife

mountain biking

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.

washed out
1 day ago

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike, down then back up. Trail markers are a bit confusing but the AllTrails app will keep you on route for this 90min hike. Lookout for moose as there have been several recent sightings and the basins on this hike are perfect habitat.

hiking
13 days ago

The one part I didn’t like about this trail is one section swings out by the road and I like to feel more removed on hikes. Otherwise it was great, lots of wildflowers and pretty fields. I saw some elk by the old cabin, which was exciting. Quite a few flies, but didn’t bother me too much.

SO SO beautiful. Lots of open spaces and full of marshlands. Not very shaded and mostly uphill so keep that in mind but an easy trail of you are in shape.

Beautiful little connecting trail with a gorgeous rock formation!! Absolutely a must see!!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was the best! If was easy going and was the perfect 2 miles. The first mile was down hill and had amazing views. There were so many flowers and all were beautiful. There was even the state flower. It was worth my while. We saw two deer. It’s uphill the second mile which evens it out and it’s easy uphill. We had an AMAZING ranger. Her name was Michelle and she was very friendly and super smart. Overall it was a great experience!

Beautiful forest hike. Some areas of steep incline but overall not difficult. Very nice views!

hiking
1 month ago

PSA: there are NO trails within Mueller State Park that allow dogs. We went yesterday specifically to hike this trail with our pup, as it was one of the only ones at this park on AllTrails I could find that would allow her. Received a notice at the entrance about dog prohibition within the park. Asked the lady at the visitors’ center and she said “that is old information. We trialed a couple trails with on-leash rules, but many people let their dogs off leash and didn’t clean up after them, so now we do not allow dogs anywhere but on roadways, picnic areas and campgrounds. No dogs are allowed on any trails.” Such a bummer for those of us that follow leash and pick up laws

Beautiful hike! If you want a gentler ascent at the end, definitely do the trail clockwise. There were lots of wildflowers. At one point I thought I was walking through a prairie dog town, but when I saw the critters they were some type of ground squirrel. Super cute little guys, and I enjoyed listening to their chirruping. I also saw some deer and chipmunks. This place will be amazing in the fall when the aspens turn and I'll do this trail again then.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty nice trail--wildflowers are a wonderful addition to the hike and scenery right now (June 29, 2019). Saw a group of 4 elk, tons of butterflies, birds all over the place. Highly recommended. One thing to keep in mind is this is a reverse hike--you start off at the high point, go downhill and then you're climbing back up in elevation as you get towards the end. Great hike, just tired legs going uphill at the end.

This trail was well marked! The views were amazing!

Well worth the climb up. Keep going after the sign to get to the real overlook. Makes for a nice side spur if you are going on a longer hike. Note there are lots of hikes in the area. The numbers and maps can get confusing. Note 17 is a loop and doesn't meet up where it looks like it does on the map. Also everything other than this and a few other trails go Down First and then you have to Climb back up. That makes it very deceivingly easy hikes in and hard out.

hiking
2 months ago

A little bit of water in places. Beautiful trail. Small ponds. No snow.

Amazing views and so quiet! I got to the Overlook yesterday and just laid on my pack in the sun for about a half hour enjoying the quiet and the chirping birds. Definitely a great place to unplug and unwind. In the fall, the Aspen's are beautiful!!

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

Whoever created this map must have been drunk...lol. Several times the trail map was off. After was all said and done it was easy enough to find where to go. Just follow the large roads and get a trail guide from the visitor center or snap a picture from the trailhead. The scenery was pretty awesome and would do it again.

3 months ago

Nice views, nothing extra. The park ranger at the gate was very friendly and helpful.

hiking
3 months ago

Great easy hike! Right now there’s a little water you have to walk through in a couple spots but will probably dry up soon. Well maintained and liked the two ponds.

hiking
3 months ago

Thought the "pond" would be a bit more scenic with all the snow melt, but instead it was more like a bog. Easy trail, lovely views near the trailhead and before it starts to curve downward. Went on a windy, rainy day and still had a lovely time in the shelter of the trees.

This trail is a lollipop. When we came to the Loop, we took the left fork. All went well until we reached the far west end of the trail . The trail shows it’s to the right of the creek, but if you go that way it is impassable. We were slogging through bogs, had to scramble on all fours just trying to find the trail. Don’t do this! Stay to the left of the creek, which is marked in blue on the map. It will look like you are off trail, but you are not! Just follow the dirt road which is to the LEFT of the creek.. Once we got through that adventure, Rock Pond appeared, where we were rewarded with geese, and a beaver lodge! We enjoyed watching the beaver patrol their pond. As we continued down the trail we saw many trees felled by the beaver. Very cool! for a better experience, I recommend taking the right fork when you reach the Loop. Maybe you won’t get so lost, as we did!

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful winter hike. The snow was pretty deep, snowshoes definitely are required right now. Aspens are beautiful. The ranch looked really nice in the snow. Didn’t do the full loop as the amount of snow slowed us down. There was post holing to be had.

Short and simple with great views all around

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing trail. Was a bit tough at some points as there was over a foot of snow on the ground. Well worth the effort

hiking
9 months ago

Great for quick snowshoe

on Cahill Pond Trail

10 months ago

The Autumn aspen color is beautiful.

hiking
10 months 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 little side trail if you are going to do any of the other hikes in the area. The hike up is not super steep and well worth it at the top. Keep going once you reach the high point of the trail. Every time I have been up there I have only had a few people to contend with. The trail is in good shape overall. I did it in hiking sandals without any issue. It is a climb, but I hesitate to rate it as moderate. I would be comfortable bringing flat-landers up with lots of breaks.

hiking
10 months ago

I love Mueller state park overall. The hikes at the top are just fantastic. Note the signs can be hard to follow on this and if you miss the turn you will end up on a much longer hike. Mueller is tough to guage in how hard this hike is. It is a case of what goes down must come back up. That is what gets me going down I am like maybe I take this side spur and then I a killing myself on the way back up. Still a fun hike and very pretty in the fall.

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.

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