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.

Tel: 719-520-6387
On the web: Paint Mines Interpretive Park; El Paso County