Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Calhan

Like a very very small Badlands, but in Colorado.

Paint Mines

Paint Mines colors

Paint Mines striations

We unfortunately visited during the winter, on an overcast day, so the colors weren’t quite as vivid. But we could still see pink, purple, white, etc. and some very clear striations.
Very cool, if you’re into geology at all.

Lots of twisty little trails & side-trails to get lost on, but fortunately, it’s all a fairly short hike with only slight hills to navigate.
Download the map here: Paint Mines Trail Map and Brochure.

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