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“Just wow!”

The Paint Mines Interpretive Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Calhan
Certificate of Excellence
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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Just wow!”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Why is this not a National Park? Really impressive hoodooes to enrich a pleasant stroll/walk/hike in exceptionally peaceful surroundings. Take water and a hat as you'll probably stay longer than you planned. Not far from the big cat centre at Serenity Springs, so a great way to spend a day out from Pueblo, Colorado Springs or Denver.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Hyattsville, Maryland
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Its a hidden city”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

I had no Idea that such thing would exist in the middle of nowhere. We heard from it from someone in downtown and headed out for it just out of curiosity. It seemed like noting could be out there but was amazed to find these colorful rocks. It was worth the trip.

Visited October 2013
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Ellicott, Colorado, United States
1 review
“fun 4 4 seasons”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

i go here at least once every season its so different each tyime. wear good shoes bring water and a camera. once i got off on another path from my boyfriend and neither of us could find the other for hours. its like a maze in there so stay close. last weekend saw mtn lion tracks everywhere. ps again more to see than you can see in 1 visit

Visited October 2013
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Thank Silky S
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Elizabeth, CO
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nice hike if you're out this way”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

If you want to see the structures, be sure to turn right at the first junction - or you will have to take the long part of the loop first which is not as interesting. Very little shade around and lots of cactus - early in the day would be best. Still, interesting place to explore - we'll go back sometime when we have more time.

Visited August 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Oh my gosh!!! We never knew there was anything like this here in Colorado. We came down with a friend to do some geocaching in the area and were extremely impressed at what we found here! Not only did we enjoy our hike around the area, but we were able to see all of the different colors, a horny toad and lots of wildflowers!!! We truly enjoyed our visit and will be back to find some virtual geocaches within the park that we missed. Geocachers and all folks should definitely come and enjoy the scenic beauty that is found here. We have recommended it to several of our friends already. Can't wait to return!!!

Visited July 2013
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