Paint Mines of Calhan, Colorado

in #photography9 days ago

The Paint Mines in Calhan are a lesser-known gem of the Colorado plains.

Being the natural explorer and adventurer that I am, I paid this place a visit. Behold the natural beauty of the Paint Mines...and my amazing phone photography!


This is the approach and descent from the western side of the mines. It was a fairly steep slope into the mine area, but nothing my flip-flops couldn’t handle.

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Once you get to the bottom, it’s easy hiking on relatively flat trails.

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The very blue sky provided some good contrast with the warm colors of the rock, dirt, and grasses.

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The Paint Mines isn’t a very large park, so you can see as much as you want in one visit. There are nice views of Colorado’s eastern plains and trails that take you around the rim of the Mines as well. But there isn’t much cover from the sun and summer days can be very hot with little to no breeze down in the Mines. Be sure to bring your sunscreen and plenty of water!

If you’re prepared well or get lucky with some beautiful weather, it can be an amazing day with your friends or family!


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Places like that make me wonder if there is some gold to be found along the base of the walls.

Very cool shapes. Well done on the shots.

Thanks! I have better photos on my 6D, but I forgot to bring my card reader on our trip. These are just the photos I remembered to take on my phone so that I could share them before September.

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It looks like a good place for a picnic @ats-david or maybe hunt some wild animal to eat or anything fun with friends and family. :D

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