Spring is springing!! Pack your gear for early spring weather and get out to enjoy your recreational activity of choice at Mueller State Park. Trails are open and accessible, campsites are available and sledding hills are open as weather permits! Remember our cabins are available year-round.

When enjoying the outdoors in Colorado’s unpredictable weather, always have a map, be prepared with water, sun protection, and be dressed in layers. All of our offered programs are free, but you must have a $7 daily parks pass or a $70 annual pass on your vehicle to enter the park.

Mueller State Park is located 4-miles south of Divide on Highway 67. For weather updates or for more information, call Mueller State Park at 719-687-2366.

Here is a list of upcoming programs at Mueller State Park.

‘Hiking for Fun and Fitness’ – Hiking Series
April 6 and 20 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center Parking Lot.
Enjoy the spring; with or without snow! Volunteer naturalist Nancy Remmler will guide you on a series of hikes throughout the winter, every first and third Saturday of the month. Each hike will be determined by YOU! Bring your favorite hiking suggestions, sturdy, insulated and waterproof shoes/boots, winter shoe spikes/cleats, and/or snowshoes, layered winter clothing, sun protection, water, and snacks. Please come prepared for all types of snow conditions, hikes will take place regardless of amount of snow or ice.

Rock Clinic
April 6 at 10 a.m. at the Visitor Center Auditorium
Volunteer naturalist Bob Hickey will give an engaging and eye-opening talk about rocks and their formation. There will be true specimens and examples for a complete representation of the rocks around us in the region. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and Q & A.

Touch Table: Sedimentary Rock
April 6 at 1 p.m. at the Visitor Center
Check out the hands-on samples and learn about local geology with volunteer naturalist Bob Hickey. View a complete representation of the sedimentary rocks around us in the region. You can touch and feel specimens and learn how to identify them! Also, bring your favorite rock to show Bob!

Earth Day Celebration Events!!
April 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center
Join volunteer naturalist Nancy Remmler at 10 a.m. in the Visitor Center Parking Lot for an Earth Day hike! Spend some time outside, reflecting on our Earth and all that it offers at Mueller State Park. Good for adults and children alike; families welcome. The hike will be determined by the participants.

Kids, come enjoy Earth Day arts and crafts with volunteer naturalist Rose Banzhaf at 11 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Perfect for the whole family; picture frame projects will be made and stories will be read.

Afterwards, join volunteer naturalist Carole Larkey for a guided hike around the nature trail! Bring your Earth Day spirit, craft hands, and sturdy shoes for hiking! Please RSVP/sign up by April 19th if interested in attending. The celebration will be limited to 35 children participants. You may sign up at the visitor center OR call or email Chelsea Murray @ 719-687-2366 ext.107 or chelsea.murray@state.co.us

Serene Saturdays – Hiking Series
April 27 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center Parking Lot.
Enjoy the serenity of a Saturday morning hike. Volunteer naturalist Carole Larkey will lead hikes every second and fourth Saturday of the month in March and April (there will NOT be a hike on April 13). Your hiking destination will be determined by YOU! Bring your favorite hiking suggestions, sturdy, insulated and waterproof shoes/boots, winter shoe spikes/cleats, and/or snowshoes, layered winter clothing, sun protection, water, and snacks. Please come prepared for all types of snow conditions, hikes will take place regardless of amount of snow or ice.

Image courtesy Colorado Parks & Wildlife

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