Paint Mines Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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Fun to walk around and take a million pictures! Easy carefree hike.

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Geological features are very cool to look at, but some of the trails are super overgrown or washed out. You can make this a "choose your own adventure" type hike to avoid those areas though