The Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Calhan

#9 of 34 in Parks in El Paso County
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  • What a cool place. Out in the middle of nowhere. Just incredible - hard to explain but you need to see this place!  more »
  • Excellent areas to visit, close to Denver and Colorado Springs in eastern El Paso county. The area is reasonably sized to allow for exploration in a few hours. There are several miles of walking...  more »
  • So beautiful and hidden. Gorgeous hiking. Must see but PLEASE don't climb on the formations and pick up your trash, self monitored open area so keep it beautiful. Colors pop at sunset and very secluded for photos. 2 parking areas but only one restroom at lower main entrance. Well worth the hike for such an amazing natural beauty.
  • Absolutely beautiful park. We drove from Denver while vacationing, almost 2 hour drive and worth every second! The park is free and has plenty of parking at two different lots. The trail from the lookout parking is short but fairly steep at points while the other is easier to walk but much longer. I spent about two hours exploring the mines and relaxing under the shade of some formations. With a beautiful variety of flowers growing throughout the mine, it is a fabulous place to relax, meditate and connect with the land.

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