Paint Mines Interpretive Park is located one mile south of the town of Calhan in northeast El Paso County. It is a unique blending of geological, archaeological, historical and ecological resources. At first we were a little disappointed thinking this would be like Garden of the Gods where you drive around the park. But once you get down into this place you will love it. There are three places to park. The first has a bathroom and about a 1.5 mile hike in. The second is an overlook that you can walk down into this magnificent place. That is the one I recommend. The third is another overlook.
It was a crazy day as we were shooting there was also fashion shoot going on that we had to photograph around. Then as we were heading back to the car there was a guy getting changed next to our vehicle that looked like a homeless man that was talking to us as we approached, all I could hear was something about about a beard. Made me a little nervous at first but then to find out he was dressing up to play Mosses for a video shoot and the photographer dropped him off to run down to use the bathroom. He had just cut his beard off and had to use a fake one. They were shooting video for a christian piece. Very nice people and really enjoyed talking to them.
A few facts about Paint Mines.
Dating back as far as fifty-five million years, it is believed to be the remnants of an ancient rain forest where large animals, such as the hippopotamus-like Coryphodon, once roamed.
Paint Mines is a little-advertised El Paso County Park, with only 750 acres and 4 miles of trail.
The Calhan Paint Mines is not only a park but it is also an outdoor geological lab.
Paint Mines is an erosion, like Bryce Canyon, only much smaller in size
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