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    Mueller State Park in Colorado Releases End of the Year Programs List

    September 20, 2011
    Mueller State Park Interpretive Programs

    Aspen Nature Hike
    Saturday, October 1, 2011 10:00 a.m.
    Where: Grouse Mountain Trailhead

    Enjoy the diverse scenery of this moderate 2.5 mile hike with the Volunteer Naturalist Nancy. Examine tracks and signs of the animals that live in Mueller, and some of the largest Aspen trees in the park. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water and snacks.

    Nature is Speaking: Are You Listening?
    Saturday, October 1, 2011 10:00 a.m.
    Where: Visitor Center Patio

    Kids of all ages come join Volunteer Naturalist Penny for a look at the wisdom and lessons from wildlife as seen through the eyes and legends of the Ute People. Be prepared for some history, some legends and some fun activities.

    Rocks and Minerals Touch Table
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Where: Visitor Center

    Examine samples of the rocks and minerals found at Mueller State Park. Find out more about the shape and color of the rocks under your feet as you hike the trails from Volunteer Naturalist Bob. Come anytime for informative hands on experience.

    Aspen Nature Hike
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 1:30 p.m.
    Where: Grouse Mountain Trailhead

    Enjoy the diverse scenery of this moderate 2.5 mile hike with the Volunteer Naturalist Bob. Examine tracks and signs of the animals that live in Mueller, and some of the largest Aspen trees in the park. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water and snacks.

    Full Moon Hike
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Grouse Mountain Trailhead

    Enjoy the awesome view of the full moon rising over Pikes Peak with Volunteer Naturalist Russ. Learn stray facts and fun myths about our only natural satellite on this easy 1.5 mile hike. Bring sturdy shoes, warm clothing, water, snacks, rain gear and a flashlight.

    The Rocks Around You
    Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:00 a.m.
    Where: Auditorium

    What is the rock that lines the trails and how did it get there? Have you ever wonder how the Pikes Peak formed? Join Volunteer Naturalist Bob to take a journey into the past to the formation of the local area.

    The Metamorphic Rocks Around You Touch Table
    Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Where: Visitor Center

    Have you ever wondered how the Rocky Mountains, including our own Pikes Peak were formed? Go back in time to when the layers of the earth were shifting to shape the landscape of Mueller State Park. Check out the hands-on samples of metamorphic rocks and learn about local geology with Volunteer Naturalist Bob.

    Full Moon Hike
    Saturday, December 10, 2011 5:00 p.m.
    Where: Grouse Mountain Trailhead

    Enjoy the awesome view of the full moon rising over Pikes Peak with Volunteer Naturalist Russ. Learn stray facts and fun myths about our only natural satellite on this easy 1.5 mile hike. Bring sturdy shoes, warm clothing, water, snacks, rain gear and a flashlight.

    The Rocks Around You
    Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:00 a.m.
    Where: Auditorium

    What is the rock that lines the trails and how did it get there? Have you ever wonder how the Pikes Peak formed? Join Volunteer Naturalist Bob to take a journey into the past to the formation of the local area.

    The Sedimentary Rocks Around You Touch Table
    Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Where: Visitor Center

    Have you ever wondered how the Rocky Mountains, including our own Pikes Peak were formed? Go back in time to when the layers of the earth were shifting to shape the landscape of Mueller State Park. Check out the hands-on samples of sedimentary rocks and learn about local geology with Volunteer Naturalist Bob.

    Attracting nearly 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,531 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,100 campsites, and 57 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.colorado.gov/parks.

    A daily or annual park pass is required to enter the park. The programs are free. Videos are shown Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm in the Park’s Visitor Center.

    For more information, call Mueller State Park at 719-687-2366.

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