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“Geological Wonder”

The Paint Mines Interpretive Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Calhan
Certificate of Excellence
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Huntsville, Alabama
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Geological Wonder”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

This park is an excellent place to visit if you are in the Colorado Springs area. It features numerous geological wonders within the park area which can be reached by short hikes going from feature to feature. If you park at the first Overview Parking area you can get down to the best formations the most quickly. Take the time to hike about 4 miles of trails. It will be well worth it!

Visited January 2014
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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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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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Hyattsville, Maryland
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“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
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“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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