The Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Calhan

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  • It's kind of incredible this is right here and relatively unknown by Denver residents. It's 730 acres that includes wetlands, native-grass prairie, and diverse wildlife and wildflowers, but the most i...  more »
  • The paint mines are beautiful, and if you are looking for a nice relaxing walk without the crowds check this place out. My wife and I went on a weekend and there were very few people her. Loved the vi...  more »
  • When I first went there, I thought the place did not have much to offer. It was literally in the middle of nowhere. However, when I made it to the formations, I was pleasantly surprised. It was simila...  more »
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  • Great place to spend a day with family. A fantastic place to hike and picnic. Bring the sunblock and Plenty of water though! There are so many wonderful sites to explore here! Know matter how many times I explore in Colorado it just amazes me with all the beauty I have yet to see. If you get time make time to explore here because it's an amazing site to see.
  • The paint mines are amazing! Such cool rock formations in the middle of nowhere. We definitely recommend this. Not dog friendly though, so leave Fido at home or in the car if the weather isn't too hot. Bring a camera and water! About a mile hike to the first of the formation, so not bad for a small hike. Some overlooks available as well.
  • Cool place to visit and hike down. Its beautiful however there's not easy accessibility to get down in the mines. Your able to see some colors from the top view of your not a hiker. There are two parking lots that you can park at to walk down to the mines. Suggest going on a sunny dry day.
  • I'm a mid twenties southern California beach boy and this was my first trip to colorado(great state). I went with my girlfriend and family after it snowed during Valentine's week but it's a very beautiful place. There are two trail heads. One with an overlook and the other down a ways from the overlook(1.5miles). The trails are really easy to walk. My mother walks with a cane and she did it just fine. So great for the whole family to go to. If you go off the trail things do get more steep but that's the fun of adventuring. Just be cautious if you want to explore. Expect to get a little bit dirty, the paint mines are quite chalky. All in all its just a great place to get outdoors and just explore. However, the drive there is pretty flat... not flagstaff Arizona flat but definitely a drive that needs music. This is an outdoor event and there is no plumbing but there is an outhouse. Have fun guys!!!
  • Paint Mines Park. Google map will take you to a farther spot. The overlook parking spot is probably the easiest yo get access. The park is free and awesome! It’s a bit windy up top but once you get down to the rock formations (reminds me of Badland NP) it’s pretty calm. Saw some rabbits and possibly white long tail weasel. Unfortunately no dogs, horses, or biking allowed at the park. @huangflash
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