A new half-mile equestrian trail has opened at Mueller State Park designed to save riders a six-mile detour to reach the park’s south side. The new trail will allow riders to avoid a detour through Dome Rock State Wildlife Area, which shares about two miles of border on the park’s southwest side.
The new trail can be accessed via the equestrian trailhead, where all horseback riders are required to start their rides.
The $25,000 trail construction was funded through grants from Roundup Riders of the Rockies, Heritage and Trails Foundation and Great Outdoors Colorado’s Trails in State Parks program.
Today, the park offers 34 miles of designated equestrian trails that are popular during the summer and early fall during aspen-leaf viewing season.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s partners in the project praised the partnership that built the new trail.
Mueller State Park is located 45 minutes from Colorado Springs along Colorado Highway 67, just 3½ miles south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 at Divide on the west side of Pikes Peak.