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Parks: Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Title

Paint Mines Interpretive Park 

Park Type

Park 

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URL

http://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/StoryofthePaintMines.pdf 

Description

Relentless prairie winds, sandstone-capped spires  and hoodoos, colorful  hues of  clay, and  distant coyote calls beckon  visitors to this quiet landscape.  As hikers venture from the trailhead into the distant reaches, the Paint  Mines offers a journey through time, past  fascinating  geological formations and remnants of human history, in a unique ecological setting within the rolling plains of eastern El Paso County.  The Paint  Mines Interpretive Park, located in Colorado‚Äôs eastern  prairie, is  a rare, geologically fragile, and ecologically rich landscape  of labyrinthine gulches and monoliths,  perennial wetlands, and native grass meadows.  The park contains unique geological, archeological, historical, and ecological resources that are all interrelated, thereby retaining significant educational, scientific, and interpretive value.

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Accessibility

Yes 

Equestrian

No 

Hiking

Yes 

Fishing

No 

Phone Number

 

Hours

Open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week

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Created at 10/25/2011 6:03 AM  by System Account 
Last modified at 11/22/2014 11:01 PM  by System Account