Mueller State Park
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Introduction

If you’re looking for an adventure, you’ve come to the right place. Mueller State Park in Divide, Colorado, is the place to be. It is made up of exactly 5,121 acres, and in all of that space, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful mountain meadows and get lost in the deep conifer and aspen forest. Don’t just take a hike anywhere, take a hike through scenic Colorado and take in all of that fresh mountain air. Better yet, there are 50 miles of these trails available to you right here in Mueller State Park. If you’re not up for an exhausting hike though, have no worries - you can still see it all from the windows of your car or RV. That’s right, there are plenty of roads with scenic overlooks to pull off to, so that you can look out and really get a sense of just how big this world really is. Plus, there’s nothing quite like making your way up a mountain, listening to some great tunes with the whole family in the car, and not being able to wait until you get to the top to see what’s up there. Mueller State Park is the perfect place to bring your RV to next, so what are you waiting for?

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Transportation in Mueller State Park

Driving

Navigating your way to and through the park is simple, no matter what vehicle you bring. You might want to watch it on the curves though, especially in a vehicle as top heavy as an RV. As long as you take the ride slow, you should be good to go. You can also get a map once you enter the park, if you need a little help with directions.

Parking

There is parking available on site, and there is also a scenic overlook that you can pull off to when driving on the road. But during the busy season and on holidays and weekends, you might find it easier to go ahead and set up your RV at a campsite and take a smaller car out to avoid issues with parking.

Public Transport

Campgrounds and parking in Mueller State Park

Campsites in Mueller State Park

Reservations camping

Cripple Creek KOA

When you’re looking to head to new heights for your next vacation, check out the highest KOA in the country at Cripple Creek in Colorado. Cripple Creek KOA is situated over a beautiful meadow with rolling hills for the perfect vacation sunrises. Here you can park RVs up to 65 feet and enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, 50-amp hookups, and a Kamping Kitchen for your meals.

The Campground at Mueller State Park

There are 132 campsites to choose from here at Mueller State Park. From these, you’ll have the option of having 20 or 30 amp electric hookups if you need them. You’ll also have access to a dump station and lots of other nearby amenities. If you need to do laundry, there’s no need to worry - you can simply use the laundry facility that’s available for you here. There are restrooms nearby as well, and you’ll be able to find a fire ring and a grill for you to cook with at your campsite.

While you’re staying at this campground, there’s lots of fun to be had without going very far. You’ll be able to find picnic tables and a playground, perfect for family get-togethers while you’re staying in an RV. This campground is definitely popular with its family-friendly fun, so you’ll want to make reservations to secure your spot.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Cabin/Cottage Camping

If for some reason you decide that RV camping here wasn’t such a great idea, then there are other options you can look into for staying at Mueller State Park overnight. You can decide instead to stay in a cabin or cottage here. These are really nice, and you’ll have the option of choosing one with 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms or more, or a queen size. These rooms have everything you need, including a kitchen, refrigerator, and microwave so that you can cook while you’re staying here. Staying in a cabin or cottage is also a great idea in the winter time, as each one has a fireplace in the room that you can use. Nothing says comfort more than cuddling up in front of a cozy fire at a state park as beautiful as this one. And in the morning, you can help yourself to a fresh, hot cup of coffee, thanks to the coffee maker that comes with the room.

Seasonal activities in Mueller State Park

In-Season

Birding

Humans aren’t the only creatures that love this park - birds love it too. You can hear them happily chirping all the time, and if you sit still for long enough, you should be able to see them as well. So sit back, relax, and see how many different kinds of birds you can spot while you’re here. The park is home to over a hundred species of birds, from the tiny rosy-finch to the massive bald eagle.

Scenic Drive

Taking a scenic drive through the park is always a great idea. There is a fantastic overview that you’ll be able to pull off on, and this is a great opportunity to snap some pictures of the breathtaking views and wonderful company that you’ve brought along with you on this journey.

Playing on the Playground

We all need a break now and then. Send the kids off to the playground to burn off some of that excess energy. And who said you were too old to join them? Go ahead, sit on that swing and take your turn on the slide. You won’t regret it, and the kids will love that you joined them.

Picnicking

The great views aren’t limited to just the trails. You can enjoy the great outdoors scenery when you go picnicking here at Mueller State Park. Invite all of your family and friends to the park to share not only a great meal together, but also a great nature experience. There's nothing quite like enjoying some good food while being surrounded by nature.

Hiking

There’s no better park to come to if you’re looking for some great hiking and nature trails to explore. There are 50 miles of trails available here, and while they all vary in difficulty levels, they all still have spectacular views that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. No matter what your fitness level might be, you'll be able to find a trail that's right for you.

Off-Season

Simply Relax

When you’re finally completely exhausted from all the fun you’ve been having, take some time for yourself and relax. Winter is a tranquil time that’s filled with a sleepy quietness. Take advantage of this and maybe even curl up with a warm beverage, a fuzzy blanket, and your favorite book.

Play in the Snow

The possibilities for fun are endless as long as there is snow on the ground. Make a bunch of snow angels, build a snowman, or challenge someone to a friendly snowball fight. Whatever you decide to do with all that snow on the ground, get lots of pictures to preserve all the wonderful memories that are made here.

Visit the Gift Shop

If you’re cold and tired from all the winter activities, you can step inside the gift shop to take a break. Take your time looking around and you’ll be sure to find something that you’d like to take home as a souvenir from your adventurous trip to Mueller State Park.

Wildlife Watching

While it may be cold outside, that doesn’t mean that wildlife isn’t still around. If you’re quiet and still enough you might be able to hear or spot them. But remember, it takes a lot of patience. Looking for wildlife in the winter time can be a calming experience, and if you’re lucky, you might even get to snap a few pictures for you to take home with you.

Elk, bears, bighorn sheep and mountain lions all call this park home. Just remember not to harass or feed the wildlife, and follow the directions of the rangers when you encounter wild animals.

Snowshoeing

Just because there’s snow on the ground, doesn’t mean that you can’t still explore all the scenic trails. In fact, you might even find it more fun to trek through the snow and see everything in sight covered in the glistening and pristine snow. Just strap on your snowshoes and get out there on an adventure. Not only is it a great way to embrace the colder weather, but it's an excellent workout too.

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