Paint Mines Interpretive is a hiking trail in El Paso County, Colorado. It is within Paint Mines Interpretive Park. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 6,779 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 518 feet. Paint Mines Interpretive Park W, Paint Mines Interpretive Park S, and another parking are near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. Along the trail there are bare rocks and a bench.
Paint Mines Interpretive Professional Review and Guide
"Every visitor to the Paint Mines delights at the sight of what appears to be rainbow sherbet–colored rock formations melting into the prairie. Their thrill continues as several paths lead them into the park’s shallow canyon of spires streaked white, gold, pink, and lavender. Few forget their ﬁrst sight of this rare prairie jewel."
--Maureen Keilty , Best Hikes with Kids Colorado (The Mountaineers Books).
Great review, Charlie. I am inspired!!
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