Super nice campground that makes you feel like you’re out in nature and in the mountains. Although there are tons of spots you are very well distanced from everyone. Views are great! Cleanest camp bathrooms we’ve seen all year! Onsite dump, most sites are pull through with Electricy, WiFi was good, I could even stream music.
Most trails inside the campground don’t allow dogs.
This campground is at the top of the ridge and much cooler than lower elevations.
We didn’t have reservations and they do not do registration at the gatehouse. You are required to go online, create an account, and then register. On your phone with sketchy cell reception. Very inconvenient.1
Many sites are paved. Due to the steep terrain, many sites are small, or the parking pad is not level. It was very full after labor day and didn’t have many choices, but were able to find a level pull-through site.
Super nice facility and clean. Very busy park as a lot of sites are on the main road. If you can choose to stay off the main road areas you will enjoy more. Lots of hiking and biking. We saw some deer that came through our site. Just a real nice relaxing place!
We only stayed here one night, but now we want to go back and spend more time. Simply gorgeous park. We had a spot that overlooked a large meadow, and we got to see several deer that evening along the edges. The bathrooms were very clean. The campfire program was a hit with the boys! We will definitely be back! We tent camped so I can’t speak to RV specifics.
We stayed at site 36 in the Conifer loop. I would not want to stay at the sites along the main road. These seemed to have very little privacy. Even numbered loops along Conifer had amazing views, site 40 had the best. Our site had good privacy but without cloud cover would have been hot. The gravel tent pad, picnic table and fire pit were all in good condition. Most campers near us had RV or trailer bathrooms so the vault toilet and flush toilets were usually unoccupied. Great hiking and all sorts of attractions nearby. Park sells firewood for $5 a bundle, they even drive around in the evening selling. Would stay here again as long as I could get a spot on one of the loops and not the main road.
We live in Colorado Springs but traditionally hit Mueller at least once a season while we had a pop up. Not quite as good for our current RV - there are devil trees to maneuver around! It is a beautiful wooded park with lots of trails. Sites vary in size and type with a few pull throughs. There are 3 very nice fully-equipped cabins also. If you're into geocaching, there are several that can be found in the park. Beautiful place to get away and enjoy nature.
If you crave primitive sites and 14ers, this is not the place for you.
I gave it five stars because, although it may not hit everyone's preferences, it is consistently good for what is meant to be.
We have been here a number of times, some for just hiking, some for camping. It's one of our go-to campgrounds. It is has solid campsites and facilities, more so for young kids. The access to Woodland Park (Jonie's for me) and CO Springs is helpful (again, especially for kids). To the west, on US Hwy 24 you can hit Florissant Fossil Beds.
I have never been here during peak time in the middle of Summer, which I suspect could get quite crowded. We have been in late May/early June: it was quite pleasant and not too crowded at all. I have been here mostly in Sep-Oct-Nov. This is the perfect time. It has plenty of trails for the average hiker, perfect for tiny legs.
There are also three cabins to rent, which I admit we have used before, and they are very nice.
We stayed in site # 43 and had electric and filled with water there it was a nice site. It was a pull thru site Conifer ridge loop. I had 2 bars with Verizon, nice restrooms, showers & a laundry room.
The BEST sites in our loop were #40 & 41 big pull thru sites facing Pikes Peak. Site # 36 is great to it's a back in site. Nice hikes though out the park it's well maintained. Pets are not allowed on the trails & they do have rangers hiking looking for rule breakers.
Went to Mike's barbecue had a great meal & ask for the candied bacon he doesn't advertise it, sells out quickly. Also went to McGinty's slow service but a good dinner.
Pikes Peak is close & what a beautiful Mountain. We saw lots of wildlife, wildflowers, very winding road with switchbacks going up and the summit at the top. It was cold up there had a cloud come in & it covered the peak. They sell a shirt Got Oxygen we bought one it's true. Elevation is 14,115 Crystal reservoir was beautiful. Had some snow patches up higher. They hit a limit & part way up you may have to stop & take a bus the rest of the way (it's free) but we lucked out and got to drive the entire way up. Coming down they will stop you at a 1/2 way check point & check your breaks are not overheated. If they are you have to wait a 1/2 hour I believe to go back down. Drive in Manual and you will be fine.
Garden of the Gods isn't far that's beautiful too & the drive there is nice. Manitou Springs is a nice little town and Cripple Creek the other direction is really a cool town. springs
As a family from Texas, we don’t get a lot of snow in our neck of the woods, so this was a real treat. We hit up the Peak View day use trail head and had an absolute blast. The snow was perfect, the hill was fast and the views were amazing!!! Kinda wish we had made the trip to camp up here instead of just a day trip!! There’s also less oxygen at 9000’ than there is in Denton, Texas. Haha
We love this CG! It is in a beautiful part of Colorado, centrally located to many attractions. The CG itself is large, but spread out well. All sites are paved and fairly level, all have electricity and there are even a few cabins for rental. What makes this park great is the huge trail system, trails are all around and all at various levels of difficulties and lengths. Wildlife is abundant and the sites themself are well maintained. Each site has a fire ring, electrical hook up and picnic table. Water spigots are nearby, RV dump is included with stay (and you can fill up with fresh water too). They have a laundromat and shower house as well as several bathrooms located throughout the campground with flush toilets. They have nightly educational programs and the rangers have always been polite to us. Firewood is available for sale at the CG entrance.