You Haven't Lived Until You've Experienced This One Incredible Park In Colorado
Did you know that there is more to Colorado than just the mountains? Crazy, right? For instance, the Eastern Plains is chock-full of beautiful natural and manmade attractions, including this one unique Interpretive Park that you wouldn’t expect to find near such a small town:
Located near Calhan, the Paint Mines Interpretive Park is a 750-acre geologic wonder composed of colorful chalky spires, canyons, and gullies.
How did these mines get to be so vibrant? It is thought that Native Americans some 9,000 years ago painted the formations with pigments from colorful clay.
In addition to the chalk mines themselves, the park is home to different ecosystems including badlands, wetlands, and even the prairie.
The area contains numerous paths and trails, making it even easier to explore its vast diversity.
Tip: Keep your eyes peeled when you walk, as you may spot an arrowhead or two.
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