Near Calhan, Colorado, is a wonderful place we had never visited before. Aunt Debbie and Uncle Dan invited us to visit the Paint Mines Interpretive Park with them. The Paint Mines are clay formations in beautiful reds, yellows and white layers. There are four miles of trails to explore that wind around caprock and hoodoos- a pillar of rock formed with softer rock on the bottom with a harder rock on top.
The mines are beautiful! We had lots of places to explore and many colors to enjoy since we visited early on an overcast morning. As the sun replaced the clouds, the colors faded and were not so vivid. We left soon after.
We often get into Colorado near sunset. I have already asked Allan that the next time we visit, could we please stop at the mines for our last rest stop. I would love to explore them at dusk!