Colorado Small Towns December 19, 2022
by Annie This Might Just Be The Most Peaceful Town In All Of Colorado
With Colorado more popular now than ever before, it is hard to find peace and quiet among all the people and noise. If you, too, crave a little peace and relaxation – if only for a short time – we invite you to visit Calhan: one of the most charming small towns in Colorado.
Located minutes from Colorado Springs, Calhan is a quiet town with less than 1,000 residents and a few surprising hidden gems!
Sitting at an elevation of 6,535 feet, Calhan is the highest non-mountain town in the country, as well as the home of the vibrant Paint Mines Archeological District.
If you are looking for peace and tranquility, look no further than the stunning Paint Mines, a "unique blending of geological, archaeological, historical and ecological resources" that spans 750 acres and features incredible rock formations painted by area Native Americans 9,000 years ago.
Trust us: If you are looking for peace, there is no place quite as tranquil and awe-inspiring as the Paint Mines.
It isn't just the Paint Mines that offer outside serenity, as Calhan is also home to the 23-mile Rock Island Regional Trail (pictured) and Town Park.
If the great outdoors isn't your thing, you may find peace while shopping, which is where Cadillac Jack's Antique Store and its inventory of 100,000+ items come in!
While calm is good, excitement every so often never hurts anyone, which is why you will love Calhan's El Paso County Speedway, Fairgrounds & Events Center, and the SBR MotorSports Park.
To learn more about this peaceful community on the Plains,
please visit the Town of Calhan's website.
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Address: Calhan, CO 80808, USA