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ZCCC Paint Mines Interpretive Park Road Trip

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

ZCCC Paint Mines Interpretive Park Road Trip

 

When: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Hosts: Bob and Mariann Byrne

Meeting Place: Ponderosa High School Parking Lot, Parker, CO

Time: Arrive by 9:00 AM     Depart by 9:30 AM

Distance to the park: 48 Miles (55 minute drive)

Admission: Free

RSVP: rmichaelbyrne@yahoo.com

 

Paint Mines Interpretive Center is a park with trails that explore a geological, archaeological, historical, and ecological treasure in the Dawson Formation that formed 55 million years ago. Native Americans mined minerals from this site to make pigments. Evidence shows this site was explored by humans up to 9,000 years ago. We will enjoy a nice drive to the park than walk the formations at your own speed. Afterward, we will drive to Calhan and have lunch at Karen’s Kafe and Stephanie’s Bar & Grill (one place, two names). Bring a camera!

 

Links to information about the park:

Paint-Mines-brochure-and-map.pdf (elpasoco.com)

PaintMinesInterpretiveParkMap.pdf (elpasoco.com)

 

Details

Date:
October 8
Time:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Organizer

Bob Byrne
Email:
rmichaelbyrne@yahoo.com

Venue

Ponderosa High School
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