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.
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.
Beautiful! We went on a warmer winter day, it was perfect.
One of my personal favorites, although I do really wish folks would follow the dog and horse rules for this place.
Nice little family hike. Beautiful place
Paint Mines is a really cool place. Could spend a whole day just exploring it.
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.
Unique surprise spot east of Colorado Springs.
Beautiful geologic formations on a sunny autumn day! Well worth the trip out.
It was fun and I got a lot of scratches:):):):):):): the best day ever
Very cool rock formations. The kids loved it! We'll definitely come back.
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.
Beautiful walk through. Open to light the whole way, no shade. Perfect walk about for families though as it is non strenuous. Beautiful formations!