Paint Mines Interpretive Park
Colorado Springs, Colorado – Point of Geological Interest G17
Image Courtesy of El Paso County Parks
This new El Paso County park features brilliant, pastel-colored clay beds capped by hoodoos of white sandstone. Ancient cultures and early settlers mined the clays from a labyrinth of small canyons. The park is open dawn to dusk, seven days a week. A geology and natural history pamphlet is available, and several interpretive sites may be found along the park’s trails. Guided tours by parks staff are led on occasion or may be arranged.