Paint Mines Trail

EASY 74 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 best used 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.

9 days ago

fun for kids although mine were a little too young to fully enjoy all the climbing opportunities

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12 days ago

Beautiful!

23 days ago

Easy walk. Kids love exploring every nook and cranny of the rocks and maze-like canyons.

26 days ago

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1 month ago

This has been known has a "hidden gem" for awhile now - I'm not sure how hidden it is anymore but it's still a gem.

Rabbits run everywhere, the trail is super easy (it's not really a "hike" more of a walk) and the colors from nature really are something to see in person.

I've been twice just to take photos, and both times it has not been crowded at all. Great sunrise and sunset photos.

Definitely worth checking out, especially if your passing by or live in Denver and want a fun afternoon treat.

1 month ago

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

1 month 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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2 months ago

Nice little family hike. Beautiful place

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3 months ago

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

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3 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.

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3 months ago

Unique surprise spot east of Colorado Springs.

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