11:06 am - Sunday October 22, 2017

Mueller State Park’s Interpretive Programs for Aug. 26-31

Come enjoy summer’s end 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 offered 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.

 

Kid’s Sun Printing

Date: 8/26/2012

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Kids of all ages are invited to take part in a unique way to capture a piece of Mueller State Park forever with interpretive naturalist Norma Elliott! Pine cones, flowers, spruce needles, aspen leaves and much more can all be used to make amazing sun prints that children can take home with them! Kids, be sure to bring a parent and be dressed for the outdoors.

 

Sunset Hike

Date: 8/26/2012

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / Grouse Mountain Trailhead

Watch the sun go down as you view some of the tallest peaks in Colorado with volunteer naturalist Charlene Barnes. This moderate hike leads to the tallest point in the park and some amazing views. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water, snacks and a flashlight.

 

School Pond Hike

Date: 8/27/2012

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / School Pond Trailhead

Take pleasure in a gentle hike down to School Pond and experience the breath-taking beauty of summer with interpretive naturalist Russ Frisinger. This moderate one-and-a-half-mile loop features a scenic aspen and meadow trail. Bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, rain and sun protection, water, and snacks.

 

Digital Outdoors

Date: 8/27/2012

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

A nature photographer for over thirty years, interpretive naturalist Russ Frisinger creates images for both personal enjoyment and profit. Learn some tricks of the trade as you view some of his amazing photos in this presentation. Dress warmly.

 

The Forgotten Trail Hike

Date: 8/29/2012

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / Black Bear Trailhead

Golden Eagle is the name of this infrequently hiked trail. For a journey to the border of Dome Rock with a view of interesting rock formations join volunteer naturalists Carole Larkey and Penny Edyvean on this four-and-a-half-mile hike. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water and snacks.

 

The Mighty Trees of Mueller

Date: 8/29/2012

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

Heading out on a hike and want to identify the different trees? Want to know more about the largest plants in the park? Then come to the amphitheater where interpretive naturalist Norma Elliott will show you the difference between a fir and a spruce while sharing some fun, informative slides. Dress warmly.

 

Geer Pond Loop

Date: 8/30/2012

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Mueller State Park / Homestead Trailhead

Keep an eye out for water loving wildlife such as beavers, muskrats and redwing black birds on this two-and-a-half-mile loop trail. Interpretive naturalist Norma Elliott will accompany you to answer all your questions as you pass Geer pond, beaver ponds, forests and meadows. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water, and snacks.

 

Wolf Presentation

Date: 7/30/2012

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

The wolf is an often misunderstood member of a thriving ecosystem. Volunteer naturalist Ellen Walker will explain the facts and fictions about the timber wolf, its pack behavior, and its very special role as an apex predator.  If you watch carefully, you might see a wolf or two watching you carefully, courtesy of Peggy’s Colorado Wolf Adventures! No pets allowed.

 

Cahill Pond Hike

Date: 8/31/2012

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: 8/31/2012

Time: 2 p.m. – 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 a mountain lion and beaver. Volunteer naturalists Sylvia & Jeremy Agnew will be available to tell you all about the different skins and skulls. Stop by anytime.

 

Did You Know That…?

Date: 8/31/2012

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

Did you know that badger hair was used at one time to make paintbrushes? Or that mule deer don’t have top front teeth? Learn fascinating trivia about bears, coyotes, foxes, and other animals in this presentation of little-known facts from volunteer naturalists Jeremy and Sylvia Agnew. 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://www.parks.state.co.us.  To learn  more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us

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