Paint Mines Trail

EASY 101 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.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 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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2 days ago

It was fun. Very nice family hiking trail for all ages.

3 days ago

3 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

6 days ago

Very cool place to take interesting shots.

14 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

easy hike. very unique rock formations. has an other worldly feel. worth the drive.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice alternative to the mountains and the formations are amazing. The only negative is people not following the rules - climbing on formations and bringing dogs.

hiking
24 days ago

My boyfriend and I went to the paint mines today. It was so beautiful except we were VERY upset that children and adults were climbing all over the formations. Please make sure when you visit these places that you are respectful and teach your children to be respectful of nature as well as the other people trying to enjoy it! This place also does NOT ALLOW DOGS.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of small wildlife on the loops where no one typically hikes. Relaxing hike with views.

1 month ago

fun trail, no shade lots of cool colors

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

super easy and so rewarding!

2 months ago

2 months ago