From prehistoric, fossilized redwood stumps to picturesque rolling, green landscapes, Mueller State Park is the perfect location for exploring the Pike's Peak, Colorado, region. We have been anticipating a return trip to the park after visiting earlier in the year when the campground was covered in several inches of snow. Turns out, it is even more beautiful in the summer time.
You know it has been too hot and dry when rain is a welcomed guest on a camping trip. Like much of the nation, Colorado is in the midst of an unusually dry and hot season, and any precipitation is appreciated, even if it occurs in the middle of a hike. Although mostly a sunny and pleasant weekend, we experienced downpours and a lightning storm that cut short our leisurely hike and turned it into an all out sprint to the car for cover.