Paint Mines Interpretive Park

29950 Paint Mine Rd, Calhan, CO 80808, USA
29950 Paint Mine Road Calhan Colorado 80808 US

The Paint Mines Interpretive Park is one of El Paso County’s most unique open spaces. The Paint Mines are named for their colorful clays that were collected by American Indians to make paint. Brightly colored bands, caused by oxidized iron compounds, are found in varying amounts throughout the many different layers of clay.

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