Mountain Park Environmental Center

9112 Mountain Park Road , Beulah, CO 81023 USA (Show map)


The Horseshoe Lodge is the perfect place to retreat into the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Surrounded by towering hundred year old pines. The Horseshoe Lodge has been lovingly and tastefully renovated into an eco-lodge, making it an ideal place to comfortably experience Nature's peace and wonder. We offer 11 art-inspired rooms in our West Wing and 2 large dorm rooms for groups (sleeping up to 60) in our East Wing.


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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5


4.8 on April 21, 2013

This is a wonderful mountain get away. The rooms are decorated with a distinct charm. The food is fabulous. This is a great place if you're looking for a peaceful, nature based experience.

Extraordinary... In Every Way

5 on April 21, 2013

There are not enough "stars" for the Horseshoe Lodge at MPEC. In all of my travels -- domestic and international -- I have never experienced the combination of exceptional hospitality, impeccable service, and natural beauty in which I found myself immersed at MPEC. From the first moment I arrived, through every delectable and healthy meal,to the peaceful surroundings in my room and in the park... the excellence was consistent, and multi-dimensional. There is simply no room for improvement.

Better than I expected . . . and I expected a lot!

4.6 on April 21, 2013

Had a GREAT stay --- the Swedish Mountain room EXCEEDED our expectations. We had a nice tour of several other rooms, too, and the website photos just don't do these accommodations justice! The welcome was so nice and and the self-serve breakfast was beautiful! All this quality while using the latest in sustainable technology -- couldn't ask for more. We could walk to some great hiking trails that were just the right challenge and provided some wonderful mountain views. Just enough exercise to make the Swedish Mountain room's bed and fireplace the perfect place to rest!

MPEC is a too-well-kept secret

4.8 on October 29, 2012

My husband and I love to go to MPEC. Just about a half-hour south of Pueblo. We stay there for a week at a time, when we can -- and find peace in the mountains. On weekends when there are meals provided, the food is healthy and marvelous. We love it even when there is so service -- the break-out kitchen is sufficient for our needs -- and the rooms are so beautiful! We have our favorite, of course -- the Swiss Mountain Room -- complete with a fireplace and its own bath. I am willing to share the secret -- because I love MPEC so much!

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Colorado Springs, CO (COS) 74 miles

Directions to property:

Directions to MPEC from Pueblo Take the exit off I-25 at Hwy 50W towards Canon City. Go about 5 miles to Pueblo Blvd. - go left (south) here. Go about 5 miles to Northern Ave (Applebee's and Wal-Mart are on the corners), and turn right (west). Northern Ave becomes Hwy 78. Go about 23 miles to Beulah, to a fork in the road. Go left at the fork, go 2.6 miles to the main entrance of the Pueblo Mountain Park, on the right. Enter park, follow the sign to Horseshoe Lodge!

Area Attractions

Nature area, Bishop's Castle 15 miles, San Isabel National Park borders us!, 6 1/2 miles of groomed hiking trails, wildlife includes bears, mountain lions, deer, excellent birding, wildflowers, Picnic area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , delicious meals for groups

Room amenities

Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, guided hikes by naturalist, walking labyrinth, porch rocking, fire circle, walking, nature watching, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only designated smoking area
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited well behaved supervised children welcome always
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: payment in full at time of on line reservation



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  • Time Served: 7-9am
  • Serving Location: The Bear Breakout Room