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Posted: December 11, 2019
The Paint Mines Interpretive Park is a unique blending of geological, archaeological, historical and ecological resources.
Location: 29950 Paint Mine Rd., Calhan, CO 80808 [ Open in Maps > ]
The park consists of 4 miles of trails that rise over 500 feet in elevation. It covers 750 acres, containing grassland and geological formations of hoodoos, colored clay and sandstone-capped spires. The site is protected by law because of the fragile environment, as well as the geological and archaeological significance of the artifacts, rocks, animals and plants.
Paint Mines Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Calhan, Colorado that features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels. The park has a diverse ecological system, with a combination of prairie, badlands and wetlands that attracts coyote, mule deer, songbirds, horned toads, falcons, rabbits, and hawks.