Mueller State Park
One day while my parents were visiting we decided to head up to Mueller State Park in Divide, CO to go hiking. It was about an hour drive away but the weather was gorgeous and some of the fall colors were still out so the drive was quite nice. There were still a few colorful trees when we got to the park but we missed the height of the fall colors that were in full bloom the end of September. We decided to start hiking along the Outlook Ridge trail and wandered along that for awhile until we came to a short jet off the trail to the Red Tail Overlook. The view from that overlook was amazing. The kids had fun climbing up onto the big rocks. We nervously stood close to the kids to make sure they didn't fall off.
After leaving the overlook we decided to get back on the Outlook Ridge trail and head towards the Lost Pond loop so as to make a big loop back to the Visitor Center. There were some pretty steep parts on the Lost Pond Loop and at one point I had to hold Abby's hand because she thought she wouldn't be able to get up the hill without falling backwards. Our favorite part of the trail was definitely through the woods. The moss on the ground reminded us of hiking in the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. This was a great hike for the kids with a variety of different terrains. Mike and I can't wait to come back in the winter when we can go snowshoeing along these trails.
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