Trail

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Calhan, CO
Length: 2.50 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The park has a diverse ecological system and features colored clay and sandstone-capped spires. It is the perfect toddler hike for kids to walk and explore.  It is possible to take a single all-terrain stroller on this hike, but the trail must be clear of mud, snow, ice.  It is sandy in areas, so good sturdy shoes are recommended for hiking and climbing. From the parking lot you will start to hike on the Green Trail, take the first right to follow this trail and it will take you down towards the rock formations.  You will need to take another right towards the rock formations on the Green Trail and continue to hike and explore the rocks and caves.  There are no posted signs for the trails.  Feel free to stay straight on the trail from the parking lot and it will take you around and above the rock formations, but will add more distance to your hike. No animals are allowed on the trail.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 215 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area

There are unique rock formations and caves throughout the hike.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

If heading north on N Calhan Highway, take a right on Paint Mines Road, and be sure to park at the first parking lot off of Paint Mines Road which will be on your left. Restrooms are available.

Trail Contributor

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I became a branch ambassador for the Colorado Springs branch in February 2017.  I became active with Hike it Baby in April 2016 and fell in love with carrier hikes.  I currently host and enjoy toddler led and stroller hikes.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.