DESTINATION: Paint Mines
MILES: 3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 334 ft
LOCATION: Near Calhan, CO
PARKING: Two small lots
MY GRADE: 4.4/5
After some research on places to explore, I was delighted to find the Paint Mines Interpretive Park. This trail is found near Calhan, Colorado and is definitely a different kind of Colorado experience I am used to. This trail is lightly trafficked and honestly very easy. The park has multiple trails going in different directions but if you chose to shoot straight for the beautiful colored Mines, you have the option. This hike is doable for all ages in my opinion.
This journey, Jaeden and I headed south for the Paint Mines on a chilly Sunday morning. When we arrived, the park had a blanket of snow over it and the temperature was close to 45°F. I would definitely bring an extra layer if you go, because the winds can be chilly.
This hike was an awesome half day trip to check out some incredible geology and rock formations. It provided almost a feel of entering an alien landscape at some points. Below are some of the views through my eyes of the Paint Mines. Please let me know what you all think by liking and commenting on Instagram @2_Summit_Up. Thanks for checking out my photos!!!