Mueller State Park

Mueller State Park

Project Type
Montane
Project Status
Current Project

Mueller State Park (elevation 9,600’) is owned by the State of Colorado and managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). The ~5,000-acre Park is located approximately 4-miles south of Divide, Colorado, and about 27-miles from the RMFI office in Colorado Springs. This beautiful state park, situated in the shadow of Pikes Peak, is typified by spring-fed meadows, forested ridges, and massive rocks of Pikes Peak Granite. There are several ponds scattered around the Park, a remnant of old homesteads that were established during the gold rush of the 1860s. The park supports a variety of plant-life ranging from native grasses and wildflowers to stands of spruce, fir, pine, and aspen. Along with the elk, mule deer, and bears, many small mammals and birds share the park's habitat.

RMFI will assist CPW with stewardship objectives at Mueller State Park starting in late summer/early fall of 2019. There are approximately 55-miles of trail at Mueller State Park, ranging from short leisurely strolls to challenging full-day hikes. The majority of the trails are in very good condition, however some trails have been converted from old ranching roads or user-created trails and therefore lack necessary grade-control structures or follow an unsustainable alignment. RMFI will make improvements to the multi-use trail system in 2019. Future stewardship work at Mueller State Park may include aspen enhancement projects directed at protecting the Park's aspen groves, its most treasured asset.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

RMFI will spend two weeks at Mueller State Park improving Trail #15. Work will include construction of grade control, drainage, and stabilization structures.

PROJECT PARTNERS & FUNDERS

  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife; Mueller State Park
  • Friends of Mueller State Park

Get involved

If you are interested in donating your time to this project or other similar projects, please check our calendar for workday opportunities or contact Molly Mazel, our Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator with any questions: 719-471-7736 ext. 4. or [email protected]