Arkansas Point Trail System

Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

Arkansas Point Trail System

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The figure-eight trail through Paint Mines Interpretive Park is a real treat! The trail winds through shortgrass and midgrass prairie, where you can see blue grama, Colorado's state grass. Chokecherry, mountain mahogany, wild rose, and a variety of other plants find moisture in the natural drainages.

The trail follows a creekbed for part of the journey, while a graveled path finishes the tour, including a great view of brilliantly colored hoodoos and other eroded features. The designated trail takes you close to the formations, but not in them, to prevent damage to these fragile outcrops."

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3/12/2010
Really nice views, very interesting canyons and land features. The trails are extensive and it's overall a great place!
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Trail Information

Idaho Springs
Nearby City
4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 to 3 hours
Duration
Year-round except after a big snow
Season
USGS Calhan
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