Aspen Trail - Mueller State Park

Divide, CO
Length: 2.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 6    Average: 3.8/5]

The Aspen trail is found in Mueller State Park and it is a 2.5 mile looped trail that connects with the School Pond trail, making it a total of 3 miles round trip from the trailhead. (3.5miles from the parking area) This trail is very popular during the fall season, as there are many aspen groves that have outstanding colors.  This trail is partially shaded, but mostly exposed.  All-terrain strollers can be used, but only if the trail is not muddy or covered in snow, so hiking during the summer of fall is best. There are a few steep inclines which might be difficult for a stroller in general, but an all terrain could make it. From the main entrance of the park, you will drive to the School Pond trailhead parking lot, which will be on your left.  Hike along the School Pond trail and at the first intersection, take the furthest left to stay on School Pond trail.  Here there is a bit of a steep incline.  You will reach another intersection, which you can go left or right for the looped section of the hike.  We usually go to the left and hike to a large aspen grove and have a snack break.  Restrooms are available at the visitor center.  No pets are allowed on the trail. This trail is not ADA friendly.  $8 daily pass or an annual pass can be purchased.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 388 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
Stroller terrain All Terrain
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception None
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $8.00

$8 Day Pass. School Pond Trailhead off of Mueller State Park loop on left if headed clockwise. Take School Pond Trail clockwise and turn north at the junction with Aspen Trail.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 6    Average: 3.8/5]

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