Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Paint Mines

Today’s journey took us to the Paint Mines located southeast of Calhan, Co. This is not a long hike but the gullies and clay and stone formations are very cool, like being on another planet. The mines have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago. The colorful clays were used by American Indians for making pottery and ceremonial paints.

I have done this hike in the summer several times and this is the first time that I have done in it winter with snow on the ground. This is a great hike for beginners, with great views and 45 minutes travel time from Colorado Springs.

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