Exploring the Paint Mines

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    Day 01 – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – Drive to Calhan, Colorado; Explore The Paint Mines Archeological District – PART 1

    Summer is the best time to stay home and enjoy our home and the neighborhood of Colorado Estates and Elephant Rock. But we had been reading about The Calhan...

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    Day 01 – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – Continue to Explore The Paint Mines Archeological District – PART 2

    Once we arrived at the Paint Mines, an archeological district, we parked at the far upper parking area. The tall grasses and rolling hills were once home to Native Peoples and...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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