In Mueller State Park and Wildlife Area, more than 40 trails offer plenty of variety to choose from. In fact, choosing a hike can be more difficult than the hiking itself. One excellent choice for a rewarding short trail is the 2.5-mile loop that features Cahill Pond and about 60 kinds of wildflowers. Armed with a trail map available from the entrance station or the spacious visitor center, you can use the named and numbered trails to take in every corner of the 12,000-acre, sprawling park; most shorter hikes are concentrated in the northern half of the park. The Cahill Pond Loop involves segments of trails with names such as Cheesman, Cahill Pond, Moonshine, and Lost Still (the last referring to bygone alcohol production, not to hikers unable to find their way back). Wildflower alert: Dark blue mountain or alpine penstemon and lots of Rocky Mountain locoweed.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Season||Bloom is June to August|
|Top Elevation||9,600 ft|
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