When the early settlers rolling into Colorado land first saw the Rocky Mountains, they must have stopped dead in their tracks. After weeks of crossing the Great Plains in wagons, they met a wall of lush, forested mountains with white snow-capped peaks. Among the most prominent mountains, they saw Pikes Peak standing tall over the prairie like a sentinel. Anything beyond that was a mystery, and yet they pushed onward. The city of Colorado Springs has grown under the shadow of this portion of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and the land surrounding the area has a storied past that has called many to its splendor for generations. Home to the Ute tribes before the arrival of European settlers, this area was rife with wildlife and vistas that indigenous people called home for countless centuries.
The mountains surrounding Mueller State Park were once home to the prospectors of the gold and silver rushes of the 19th Century, and many of these towns still stand as a testament to an era gone by. Mueller State Park is in the midst of many of these ghost towns and mining sites, but the Park itself started off as a ranching community. Later on in the 1980s, it began its transition into a conservation area to preserve the beauty of the Colorado land is represented and provide a home to the wildlife and ecosystem of the area. The W.E. Mueller Family recognized the value of a place such as this and the ranches they owned became a game preserve in the early 1980s. By 1988, the Colorado Nature Conservancy, Colorado State Parks, and the Colorado Division of Wildlife got together and incorporated it into the State Parks registry as Mueller State Park, to honor the name of the family who made it all possible.
Enjoy the wonders of nature
This mountainous area of subalpine forests, lakes, and rivers spans an area of over 5,000 square acres and is home to big game animals such as deer, elk, moose, and black bear. For bird watchers, there are a wide variety of species that live in the area year-round, as well as migrate seasonally. The area is a popular destination for hikers, campers, anglers, climbers, and horseback riders. In the winter, you can cross-country ski or snowshoe to enjoy the pristine beauty of the Rockies or spend a quiet day on the water during the summer months on your boat. With miles of single track and groomed trails for mountain bikes, you can see the park from two wheels. Year-round camping, cabins, trails, and sights to see await you at one of the most beloved Colorado State Parks sites.
Mueller State Park is located under 4 miles south of the town of Divide, on State Highway 67. At just under an hour west of Colorado Springs and another 30 minutes to the historic gold mining and gambling town of Cripple Creek, it is a great way to connect the dots on any road trip, or spend the day here and try not to get lost in all of that fresh air and clear blue sky. Today, just as it was a century and a half ago, the beauty of this piece of Colorado land will stop you in your tracks.
Colorado is a place that still embodies the spirit of the Frontier. With access to a multitude of public land, parks, and monuments, you are never far away from getting away from it all. Whether you are a hunter, angler, rock climber, equestrian, or off-road enthusiast, the gateway to adventure is close at hand. Colorado Mountain Property, in affiliation with Mossy Oak Properties, knows what our clients want. Speak with one of our associates to match you with affordable Colorado land today that is within striking distance of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the USA. Whether it is a small ranch, weekend getaway destination, or a luxurious Colorado property, we have the listing that is right for you!