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ZCCC Paint Mines Interpretive Park Road Trip

10/08/2022 @ 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)



9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Bob Byrne


Ponderosa High School
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