Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park offers the visitor many fine examples of Colorado’s middle montane habitats. This is a good place to come looking for sapsuckers (both Williamson’s and Red-naped), not to mention Dusky Grouse, which requires some luck to find. Deer and elk can be found in the park also, and pine squirrels are numerous; a lucky few might see bear, mink or porcupine. Many hiking trails allow access to the different habitats.
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Spruce-Fir Forest
Directions: Take US 24 to the town of Divide. Turn left (south) on CO 67. Go 3.9 miles; the park entrance will be on your right (just before the left-hand turn to the Crags Campground). Note that there is an entry fee.
Delorme: 62 A1-B1
Roads of Colorado: 88 C4
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: State Park Pass
Restrictions: Obey park rules and regulations
Lodging: Cabins and camping; or hotel in Woodland Park
Handicapped Access: Limited