Mueller State Park RV & Campground Guide

Colorado

Situated in the western foothills of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, Mueller State Park is a 5,112-acre park boasting stunning Rocky Mountain views complete with soaring summits, gigantic rocks of Pikes Peak granite, forested ridges of pine and aspen trees, and several spring-fed ponds. Once used as hunting grounds by the Ute Indians, the area became inundated with homesteaders, ranchers, and farmers by the 1860s, as well as those hoping to strike gold at Cripple Creek. The park is named for W.E. Mueller, who sold his property, Mueller Ranch, to Colorado State Parks and Wildlife, leading to the park’s creation in 1988.

Visitors flock to Mueller State Park to explore the beautiful foothills of the Rockies. Nature lovers will delight in the variety of plant and animal species that live in the area, from the colorful wildflowers and spruce and pine forests to the mule deer, black bears, and elk that roam the mountainside — let alone the interesting geological features that pervade the park’s landscape. Over 50 miles of trails wind through the rugged mountain terrain, ideal for exploring by foot, bike, or horseback. During the winter, the park is open for snow sports, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. 

No matter the time of year, head to Mueller State Park for epic adventures set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. If this park sounds like the perfect destination for a mountain escape or adventure-filled weekend, then read further for where to stay, play, and eat around Mueller State Park.

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Weather
Spring 30-52 F
Summer 49-69 F
Fall 35-53 F
Winter 18-38 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mueller State Park

The views of the Rocky Mountains from Mueller State Park are simply stunning. If you want to surround yourself in their grandeur, then consider camping nearby. If camping in a tent isn’t your style and staying in a cabin is too constraining, then consider renting an RV. 

RVs are a convenient way to enjoy the great outdoors and travel at your own pace, all with the comforts of A/C and proper sleeping quarters. RVshare makes it easy to find and rent an RV near your home or travel destination. Close to Mueller State Park, you can find RVs in Colorado Springs and stay in campgrounds nearby, including:

Mueller State Park Campground

Nestled in forests of aspen and conifers, the park’s campgrounds are a great way to take in the fresh air and Rocky Mountain scenery. Open all year, there are 110 RV and camping sites available in peaceful, well-maintained grounds. Two equestrian campsites are available for campers with horses. Rates are $36 per night (plus $10 per horse).

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wifi: No
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Bathhouse, showers, laundromat, playground, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, snow sports, picnic tables, fire pit, firewood for sale, dumping station

Rocky Top Campground

Just 20 minutes from the park, this campground offers enjoyable camping experiences near incredible sights such as Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Open year round, there are over 24 RV campsites available with full hookup service and excellent amenities, including a country store, laundry facility, and rec room. Rates start at $45 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Satellite TV, laundry facilities, charcoal grills, picnic tables, fire pits, dog park, country store, playground, rec room

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What to Do at
Mueller State Park

Inside Mueller State Park

If the mountains are calling your name, then come to Mueller State Park for majestic Rocky Mountain views, fresh air, and abundant outdoor activities throughout the park’s 5,000+ acres, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding. During the winter, the snow-laden, mountainous terrain is perfect for sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Throughout the year, the visitor center offers nature programming, including ranger-guided hikes, fly fishing lessons, and wildlife exploration. 

Here are more details on the park’s most popular activities:

Hiking and Biking- Bring your hiking shoes or mountain bike and tackle the 44 miles of trails that wind through the beautiful foothills of the Rockies, with average elevations reaching 9,600 feet. One of the park’s most popular hikes is Raven Ridge Overlook Trail, which leads to Raven Ridge Overlook and offers outstanding views of natural rock formations and verdant forests, plus prime wildlife watching. Most trails are open to bicyclists, but be forewarned that with moderate to steep terrain there are no easy biking trails!

Horseback Riding - Equestrians will delight in 34 miles of horse-friendly trails, as well accomodations for horse trailers and equestrian campsites. Enjoy trotting along the trails and soaking up the grandeur of the Rockies on horseback.​ Note: this activity is only available for horse owners.  

Outside Mueller State Park

Known as ‘Pikes Peak country’, the area around Mueller State Park has many things to do no matter if you’re seeking adventure or just want to soak up the area’s natural beauty. Head to Woodland Park nearby or drive further into Colorado Springs for more sweeping mountain views, excellent restaurant and dining venues, unique shopping experiences, and even more incredible sightseeing opportunities.

Restaurants

McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub

This pub offers a warm, cozy atmosphere and serves Irish cuisine and American fare. Try pub favorites like fish and chips, pot pies, pizza, and burgers. With friendly service and a solid beer selection, you’ll enjoy kicking back at this pub after a long day on the trails.

Type: American, Irish

Location: Divide, CO

Iron Tree Restaurant & Brewery

This eatery is a restaurant, bakery, and brewery rolled into one. With delicious eats, friendly clientele, and great service, you’ll feel right at home. Try avocado fries, fried brussels sprouts, chicken fried steak, or brisket, plus any of the beers on tap, for a filling, satisfying meal.

Type: American, brewpub

Location: Florissant, CO

Hungry Bear Restaurant

With good food and good prices, this local hotspot is a must visit for breakfast and lunch. Order classics like cranberry and nut pancakes, biscuits and gravy, crepes with fresh blueberries, and other delicacies that will satisfy anyone’s appetite.

Type: American

Location: Woodland Park, CO

The Southern Lilly

This family owned restaurant offers farm-to-table dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. No matter what you order on the menu, you will not be disappointed. Favorites include the fried green tomatoes, pot roast po’ boy, and elk chili with sides of broccoli rice casserole or mac ‘n’ cheese.

Type: Southern, American

Location: Woodland Park, CO

Shopping

Gifts with Altitude

This little gift shop has something for everyone. Browse jewelry, accessories, stationary, candles and other unique items, most of which are made in Colorado or elsewhere in the U.S.

Location: Cripple Creek, CO

Sweet William Antique Mall

This antique mall is full of vintage treasures and gifts. With friendly, knowledgeable staff on-hand, shop vintage decor, jewelry, and other items from 60s vintage to old world collectibles.

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Sightseeing

Eleven Mile State Park

This state park is surrounded by a large reservoir that offers outstanding fishing and kayaking. When not catching fish like northern pike or rainbow and brown trout, kayak around the waters or hike over 5 miles of scenic trails. Admission is $8 per vehicle.

Location: Lake George, CO

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

This national park has one of world’s richest, most diverse fossil deposits. Learn about prehistoric Colorado and see magnificent petrified redwood stumps — some up to 14 feet wide — plus thousands of insect and plant fossils. Admission is $10 per adult.

Location: Florissant, CO

Garden of the Gods

One of Colorado’s most photographed spots, this park features dramatic views of 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations set against the backdrop of Pikes Peak. Enjoy the day snapping pictures of these stunning formations, hiking the trails, and reveling in its natural beauty.

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Built by Ancestral Puebloans, these recovered cliff structures date back to 1200. Visitors can walk through the ruins or visit the on-site museum to learn more about the Ancestral Puebloans through exhibits of pottery, weapons, and other artifacts. Admission is $10 for ages 12+, $7.50 for ages 4-11.

Location: Manitou Springs, CO

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How to Get to
Mueller State Park

Mueller State Park is located in Divide, just 30 miles west of Colorado Springs.

From Colorado Springs, take US-24 West for 25 miles, driving through Woodland Park to reach the town of Divide. Turn left onto Highway 67 South before reaching the park’s entrance.

From southeastern Colorado, drive on I-25 North to exit 141, then merge onto US-24 West and follow the directions above. Alternatively, take I-25 North to exit 101 for CO-47 East and follow signs for US-50 West. Continue onto US-50 West, then turn right onto CO-9 North for 8.5 miles before turning right on High Park Road. Drive for 20 miles, then turn right onto CO-11, left onto Teller County Road, and right onto Twin Rocks Road. Drive 9 miles to US-24 East, then take a right on Highway 67 South to reach the park’s entrance.

Address: 21045 Highway 67 South, Divide, CO 80814

Entering Mueller State Park

Admission is $8 per vehicle. The park is open every day from 5am until 10pm.

Escape to the Rockies by planning a trip to Mueller State Park! Whether you hike through pine forests or simply soak up the mountain views, we’d love to hear about your adventures. Tag us on social media or send your photos and stories to [email protected] and you might be featured on our blog or social media. Happy (RV) camping!