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    Paint Mines Interpretive Park          

Located in the northeast section of the County near Calhan with approximately 750 acres. The paint mines have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago. The colorful clays were used by Native Americans. The park features fantastic geological formations including spires and hoodoos that were formed through erosive action that created incised gullies and exposed layers of seienite clay and jasper. The park includes a restroom facility, four miles of trails, interpretive signage, and many natural wonders.

Watch a video about the Paint Mines Interpretive Park on the County's YouTube Channel.

Park Information
  • Location:
    29950 Paint Mines Road
    Calhan, CO 80808
  • Park Map
    PDF Document
  • Informational Flyer
  • Park Hours:
    Dawn to Dusk
  • Driving Directions:
    Take Hwy 24 east from Colorado Springs to Calhan, turn south on Yoder Road/Calhan Highway, turn east on Paint Mines Road and look for the designated parking area.
  • Parks Phone:
    (719) 520-7529
  • Park NOAA Weather
Park Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms 
  • No pets, no horses, no bikes.

The Mother Nature Network has rated our very own Paint Mines Interpretive Park in the top twelve most colorful natural wonders in the world.  In the world!  Check it out!


Paint Mines Photo 1 Paint Mines Phtoto 2