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Mountain Park Provides Learning and Quiet for Everyone
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The Mountain Park Environmental Center is located at 9112 Mountain Park Road in Beulah. In 1920, Arthur Carhart wanted to find a place where people from Pueblo could escape the summer heat and the idea for the Mountain Park was born.

The lodge on the 611 acre park was built in 1938 and, initially, opened only in the summer. Over six miles of hiking trails are on the park grounds and two of those trails lead directly into the San Isabel National Forest. Those trails are rated easy to moderate.

Renovated extensively in the early 2000ís, the lodge now consists of 11 individual Bed and Breakfast style rooms, each with an individual flavor and some with their own fireplaces. Each of the themes make the room very unique. Prices vary somewhat but are very affordable. The lodge covers over 18,000 sq.ft.

In addition, two dormitory style rooms will sleep 30 each. Two classrooms are used for educational programs and local gatherings.

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