Pueblo Mountain Park
This is a Pueblo City Park that is located well outside the city of Pueblo, near the small town of Beulah. It protects a large swath of Ponderosa Pine forest and Gambel Oak scrub, and the higher parts of the park include mixed-conifer forest also. Look along the stream for American Dipper and in the pines for sapsuckers, nuthatches, Western Tanager, and the scarce Abert’s Squirrel along with deer and elk. The Mountain Park Environmental Center sponsors frequent guided hikes that focus on the natural history of the park. There is now overnight lodging right in the park at the recently renovated historic Horseshoe Lodge, now a eco-lodge and retreat center.
Attractions: Frontier Pathways Scenic/Historic Byway
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Foothill Shrub, Aspen Grove, Urban/Suburban
Directions: Head 23 miles west of Pueblo on Hwy 78 to Beulah, then turn left on Pine Drive and go 2 miles to park.
Delorme: 72 D2
Roads of Colorado: 121 D3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Obey all rules and regulations
Lodging: Overnight lodging available in the park at the recently renovated historic Horseshoe Lodge, now a eco-lodge and retreat center.
Handicapped Access: Limited