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Calhan Paint Mines By M.A. Coletta

The Calhan Paint Mines, a colorful, beautiful, little known place.

In the town of Calhan, tucked away down a lightly traveled road, is a canyon of colors once visited by indians and possibly prehistoric man.

Off of Paint Mine Road, this picturesque spot could be missed in the blink of an eye.

 

 

Driving by, I wouldn't have noticed those magnificent colors, nestled between rises in the land,  if I didn't take the left fork in the road.

 

 

And what I would have missed was an opportunity of a life time.

 

 

The Paint Mines, a part of the El Paso County parks system, offer the eye a dance through a rainbow of colors.

 

All photographs Copyright, M.A. Coletta


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