Mueller State Park RV & Campground Guide


Crisp mountain air, miles of hiking trails, abundant wildlife, aspen trees and ponderosa pines, and peace and solitude await you at Mueller State Park. Located south of Divide, CO and west of Pikes Peak, Mueller State Park offers over 5,000 acres for exploration. In winter, you can go cross-country skiing and sledding. In the warmer months, hike or bike on your pick of short, easy trails, search for some of the park's geocaches, or take your horse out on an equestrian trail. Mueller State Park sits at an elevation of 9,500 feet, so it rarely gets too hot. Pack and dress in layers when visiting, even during the summer.

Nearby Cities:

  • Cripple Creek, CO

  • Woodland Park, CO

  • Manitou Springs, CO

  • Colorado Springs, CO

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Spring 37-59 F
Summer 47-66 F
Fall 26-44 F
Winter 20-41 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mueller State Park

Campground Accommodations

Mueller State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes,

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 60 feet

  • Other amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, dump station, flush toilets, playground, firewood concession, coin-operated showers, laundry, equestrian sites

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

Mueller State Park is an excellent spot for viewing wildlife. Possible animals you can see include black bears, elk, and mule deer. The park features over 50 miles of trails for hiking, with a good portion of these also designated for biking and horseback riding. The park stays open year-round, so on many of these same trails, you can enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. Mueller also sets aside over 800 acres for hunting season. Learn about the environment and wildlife through the educational programs held at the park throughout the year, go on a guided hike, or sign your kids up to learn some essential outdoor survival skills.

Come to Mueller State Park at different times of the year to experience activities that vary depending on the season.

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.  

Geocaching Geocaching

The park has six different geocaches in various locations. Once you find one, you can take a prize and sign the logbook. However, don't forget to bring an item to leave in the container for the next treasure hunter.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Astute observers can spot over 115 species of birds in the park. You can spot golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, great horned owls, hummingbirds, common flickers, hairy woodpeckers, and mountain bluebirds.

Flora and Fauna

Expect plant life typical of a mixed coniferous forest and montane grassland environment. Keep an eye out for ponderosa pines, limber pines, Douglas firs, aspen, bristlecone pines, common juniper, mountain mahogany, Colorado blue columbine, milkvetch, rattlesnake fern, and golden sedge. The diverse wildlife in the park includes bighorn sheep, black bears, mule deer, elk, and mountain lions. Dawn and dusk are the best times to spot wildlife because that is when the animals are most active.

Hiking Hiking

The park has 44 trails, most of which are short. Hike the 1.6-mile roundtrip School Pond Trail that takes you past a meadow and through an aspen and conifer forest. At 3.2 miles, the Osborn Homestead Loop takes you to the ruins of an old homestead. Several of the hiking trails are also accessible to cyclists and horseback riders, so pick up a map when you arrive to find the trailheads and mileage for each hike, as well as who's allowed on each trail. Also, even though many of the trails are short, keep in mind the park's altitude of nearly 10,000 feet above sea level, which will make hiking more challenging than it usually would be.


The park designates 36 miles of its trails for mountain biking. As cyclists, hikers, and horseback riders share many of the same trails, it's important to practice proper etiquette while on your bike. Bikers should always yield to hikers and riders on horseback.

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How to Get to
Mueller State Park

From Cripple Creek, take CO-67 north for 14.5 miles. Look for the turnoff for the state park; turn left here and go for about one mile. Turn right and go 0.3 miles, make a left, then make another left and go 1.5 miles to the park's entrance.

From Colorado Springs, head west on Colorado Ave for 1.5 miles. Turn left at 14th St and drive for 0.2 miles, then get on US-24 W/W Hwy 24 and continue for 24.1 miles. When you get to Divide, make a left onto CO-67 and head south for 3.9 miles. Turn right and go for one mile, make a right and go for 0.3 miles, turn left and go for 0.1 mile, then make a final left and drive for 1.5 miles to the park's entrance.

Entering Mueller State Park

The cost to enter the park is $10 for a daily vehicle pass. You'll find parking at the visitor center.

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!

Frequently Asked Questions About Mueller State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Mueller State Park?

This depends on what you want to do. Visit the park in the winter for skiing and sledding. Or, visit the park in the summer for hiking and biking. Due to the park's elevation, expect cool temperatures most of the year, so dress warmly no matter when you go. Note that as this part of Colorado can experience significant snowfall in the winter, check road conditions before attempting to drive to the park during the colder months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Mueller State Park?

You will see animals typical of the Rocky Mountains at the park, like black bears, elk, and bighorn sheep. Birds you can spot include eagles, hawks, turkey vultures, and American kestrels.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Mueller State Park?

The park has 136 campsites, with 99 featuring electrical hookups for RVs. Mueller State Park also has 22 primitive walk-in sites.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Mueller State Park and what is the cost?

Yes, you must reserve your campsite. The cost is $36 per night for sites with electric hookups and $28 per night for tent sites.

Are pets allowed at Mueller State Park?

You can take your pet to the park, which allows dogs in the campground and picnic areas. However, you cannot bring your dog on any of the trails, in the backcountry, or into any of the park buildings. In addition, you must keep your pet on a leash and are expected to clean up after them.