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The Paint Mines Interpretive Park

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Address: 29950 Paint Mines Road, Calhan, CO 80808
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Great established paths lead to a small colorful canyon. There are easy as well as more strenuous paths to choose from. Several benches scattered around for those that need to... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great established paths lead to a small colorful canyon. There are easy as well as more strenuous paths to choose from. Several benches scattered around for those that need to rest or just want to sit and enjoy looking out over the area. Places to explore and hide as well as a couple of picnic tables up on an overlook... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent place with beautiful formations and Good easy hiking. Please respect the rules and stay off the formations so others can enjoy them as well.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

When I first moved out west, I thought this was much nicer than now that I have traveled extensively in Utah. That being said, the geology is different and you even get some purple colors on the rock. It is a small area and kids love it. There were many children freely roaming the area. Definitely and interesting place to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We happened upon Painted mine on the outskirts of Colorado Springs while looking for a nice place for a hike with a young child. The location which is a resplendent badlands formation consisting of iron and sulfur deposits which stain the earth in a kaleidoscope of yellows, pinks, reds and oranges is a wonderful maze and a pleasure of an... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a cold windy day and that was a mistake but we will go back on a better day. The biggest issue was ice on the trails. Yesterday was warm day... The snow melted and ran down into the mine then froze back. It made most trails impassable, something like ice skating (without skates.). That being said it... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Such different terrain and a wonderful way to discover part of our history. We enjoyed visiting this park reminiscent of Badlands National Park, but far less busy.

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Colorado
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

One of Mother Nature's small gems, the Paint Mines in Calhan, Colorado are just right for a morning hike or family exploration, far from city noise and traffic. If you park at the first lot (which has a restroom of sorts) and start hiking in, take the first turn off to the right or you will have a loonnnnggg walk... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I LOVE neat geological formations !!!! Love that this place is free with easy access. Just like photographing places like the Badlands in SD, the PRIME TIME for photographing the Paint Mines are the "golden hours" — early morning, late afternoon. During the midday hours, contours are hard to distinguish and colors are washed out. The good thing is that... More 

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Calhan, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Easy to find. just out side the town of Calhan. On Calhan highway. The second parking lot has a picknick table for use and if you don't want to walk the trails, is a good view

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing!! The hike down and around the area is breathtaking!! The colors in the rocks were amazing!! Got some great shots!! A must in the afternoon when it isn't crowded!!

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