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Mueller State Park’s Upcoming Interpretive Programs

Come enjoy summer at Mueller State Park at one of the following guided hikes and programs. Break out of the office and get the kids outside before school resumes. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and sunshine as you learn about local biology, history and geology. When hiking, always bring water, sun and rain protection and dress in warm layers. All of our programs are free, but you must have a $7 daily pass or a $70 annual pass to enter the park.

For weather updates or for more information, call Mueller State Park at 719-687-2366.

 

Creepy Crawly Crafts

Date: 8/12/2012

Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Insects and bugs don’t have to be creepy; sometimes they can be quite cute. Kids of all ages are invited to make their very own bugs with interpretive naturalist Norma Elliott. They’ll also learn about the different body segments of bugs and other fun facts! Stop by anytime.

 

Those Sly Foxes

Date: 8/12/2012

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

Foxes run freely in our imagination, folktales and legends. They are known to be clever, sly and wily. Remove the mystery and get to know the real fox with interpretive naturalist Norma Elliott. Dress warmly.

 

Osborn Homestead Hike

Date: 8/13/2012

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / Black Bear Trailhead

Visit the Osborn Homestead to take in some views and travel back in time. Hear about what it was like to live in the mountains before modern conveniences with volunteer naturalist Nancy Remmler on this three-mile moderate hike. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water and snacks.

 

Digital Outdoors Hike

Date: 8/13/2012

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / Elk Meadow Trailhead

A nature photographer for over thirty years, interpretive naturalist Russ Frisinger creates images for both personal enjoyment and profit. With his help, you can capture nature in eye-popping compositions on this moderate two-mile hike. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water, snacks and a camera.

 

Wild Hungry Birds

Date: 8/13/2012

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

Despite the old adage, “Eat like a bird,” these little critters can put down a ton of seeds. Home feeders make observing, photographing and just plain watching a delight for all ages. Interpretive naturalist Russ Frisinger can answer questions while you view his photos of the Wild Hungry Birds of Teller County. Dress warmly.

 

Mountain Logger Trail Hike

Date: 8/15/2012

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / Black Bear Trailhead

Explore interesting rock formations, get a great view of Sentinel Point and learn about trail connections for future hikes on this easy to moderate two-and-a-half-mile trail with volunteer naturalists Carole Larkey and Penny Edyvean. Bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, rain and sun protection, water and snacks.

 

Colorado’s Fourteeners

Date: 8/15/2012

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

Get a personal close-up look at some of Colorado’s “Fourteeners” from a man that climbed them all! Volunteer and former Colorado State Parks Ranger Mark Silas will share climbing tips, gear information and personal experiences, along with some magnificent mountaintop scenery. Dress warmly.

 

Stoner Mill Hike

Date: 8/16/2012

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / School Pond Trailhead

Feel free to ask questions of interpretive naturalist Norma Elliott as you enjoy watching the landscape change. Look for wildlife and view wildflowers on this moderate two-mile trail. Bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, rain and sun protection, water and snacks.

 

Cahill Pond Hike

Date: 8/17/2012

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / Grouse Mountain Trailhead

Explore the flora and fauna of Mueller State Park with volunteer naturalists Jeremy and Sylvia Agnew leading the way on this moderate two-and-a-half-mile hike. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water and snacks.

 

Skins and Skulls Touch Table

Date: 8/17/2012

Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Touch and examine the skins and skulls of animals that call Mueller State Park home, including the mountain lion and beaver. Volunteer naturalists Sylvia and Jeremy Agnew will be available to tell you all about the different skins and skulls. Stop by anytime.

 

A Glimpse at the Past: Historical Sights of Mueller State Park

Date: 8/17/2012

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

Learn about the history of our park with historical photographs, stories and lessons from volunteer naturalists Sylvia and Jeremy Agnew. Walk back in time and meet the early residents of Mueller’s past. Dress warmly.

 

Nature is Speaking: Are You Listening?

Date: 8/18/2012

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Kids of all ages are welcome to join volunteer naturalist Penny Edyvean for a look at the wisdom and lessons learned from wildlife as seen through the eyes and legends of the Ute People. Be prepared for some history, some legends and some fun activities.

 

Osborn Homestead Hike

Date: 8/18/2012

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / Homestead Trailhead

Visit the Osborn Homestead to take in some views and travel back in time. Hear about what it was like to live in the mountains before modern conveniences. Join interpretive naturalist Russ Frisinger on this moderate three-mile hike. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water, and snacks.

 

Coyote Tales

Date: 8/18/2012

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

Coyotes are everywhere in the United States, even cities. Native Americans considered them tricksters and told many stories about old man coyote. Learn from volunteer naturalist Charlene Barnes about this adaptable creature both in the wild and in myth. Dress warmly.

 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see:http://parks.state.co.us. To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

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