The Trails of The Paint Mines - Calhan, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
N 39° 00.762 W 104° 15.780
13S E 563807 N 4318444
Quick Description: This 5 mile trail system snakes through the Paint Mine's Interpretive Park near Calhan, CO
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2008 1:43:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM58D8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 21

Long Description:
The trails snake through the approximately 750 acres of this open area. It is located in the northeast section of the County near Calhan. The mines have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago. The colorful clays were used by American Indians for making pottery and ceremonial paints. The park features fantastic geological formations including spires and hoodoos, that were formed through erosive action that created incised gullies and exposed layers of selenite clay and jasper. The park includes a restroom facility, trails, interpretive signage, and many natural wonders.

There are wondereful vista views throught the trails system and once you get down into to the Hoodoo formations just marvel at the wonders of nature and what she has produced.

The coordinates of this Waymark are for one of the 2 parking lots / trail heads.

The coordinates for the required photo are also the coordinates for Earth Cache Paint Mines: Color in the Hoodoos of Colorado GC1DR4Y
Picture location 1: N 39° 00.885 W 104° 16.150

Picture Location 2: Not Listed

Picture Location 3: Not Listed

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