Paint Mines Trail

EASY 69 reviews

Paint Mines Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Calhan, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

3.6 miles 377 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

no dogs

Easy to moderate trail with some inclines. Great views of the Paint Mines, prairie, and Pike's Peak. Can get muddy after rain, as the trail is a lot of clay. Washouts often can be mistaken for trails. The full figure 8 trail is 4 miles, but shorter routes are possible. No dogs, horses, bicycles, or motorized vehicles permitted.

4 days ago

Beautiful! We went on a warmer winter day, it was perfect.

6 days ago

One of my personal favorites, although I do really wish folks would follow the dog and horse rules for this place.

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1 month ago

Nice little family hike. Beautiful place

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Paint Mines is a really cool place. Could spend a whole day just exploring it.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

One of our favorite local hikes. The site is very fragile, so no dogs, bikes, horses, and be careful where you climb. There are three parking areas, the biggest has the outhouse facilities, the others are smaller and less busy. Very unique scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Unique surprise spot east of Colorado Springs.

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3 months ago

Beautiful geologic formations on a sunny autumn day! Well worth the trip out.

hiking
3 months ago

It was fun and I got a lot of scratches:):):):):):): the best day ever

walking
3 months ago

Very cool rock formations. The kids loved it! We'll definitely come back.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail and views. Close to Colorado Springs, while on a somewhat smaller scale then I've seen before it was very beautiful and quite colorful. Easy trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful walk through. Open to light the whole way, no shade. Perfect walk about for families though as it is non strenuous. Beautiful formations!