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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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Last day of our US tour

Last day of our US tour. Found this place whilst driving up the motorway back to Denver so spent a couple of hours walking around.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last day of our US tour. Found this place whilst driving up the motorway back to Denver so spent a couple of hours walking around.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little out in the middle of nowhere, but interesting. You could easily spend about an hour or more walking around the trails in and around these interesting and colorful hoodoos. The most disappointing thing was seeing so many people disregarding the rules to not climb on the hoodoos. Most people we saw were climbing all around and on them.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a long hike, easy to do unless you wish to climb about, the colors and formations here are simply beautiful. This is a perfect example of mother nature doing some artwork. Not far from Colorado Springs, CO, there is an added attraction of seeing a wind farm on the adjacent hillside. This is a great place for all ages... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here twice so far doing photographs. I'll come back. When the light is flat, the photos are flat. When the light's great, the photos are great. Just make sure you expect muddy clay, take extra shoes and a plastic bag for the shoes that get sticky mud on them. But it's worth it!

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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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