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Colorado Adventure Guide: The Paint Mines

The Paint Mines

So Many Places To Explore

The greatest thing about living in Colorado is that there are always so many natural wonders to see like the Paint Mines. If you made it your life mission to see something new every day in Colorado, you would still die before you came close to seeing everything. I wish life and work didn’t get in the way so we could see more of this beautiful state and this gigantic world. My passion for travel has always been rooted deep in my bones.

Building a Vagabound Lifestyle One Step at a Time

I am a big dreamer when it comes to traveling but I take my dreams very seriously and take action every day towards manifesting what I want my life to look like. This year I have been working hard to start a digital marketing agency that will eventually allow me to make money and travel at the same time. I hate being location dependent. The digital nomad life has always been calling my name. Since I am pursuing such a big task of starting my own business, I have been taking a lot of sacrifices to get the business running. Both money and time have to be put into the business in order for it to succeed. That has meant that this year has not been filled with a lot of traveling around the world. But that doesn’t mean I have to suffer.

My Colorado Bucket List

I have gradually been crossing things off my Colorado Bucket list, like the Paint Mines. One evening my boyfriend and I took a drive through the rural countryside of Colorado. The open space drive was far away from the city and surrounded by farmland. We were able to leave at 5 pm and did not run into any traffic that is how rural it was. In fact, we only ran into a handful of cars during our entire journey. The Paint Mines are located in a small town called Calhan. About an hour southeast from Parker, CO, which is 20 miles south of Denver.

The Magical Paint Mines

The best time to go see the paint mines is for sunrise or sunset. The colors on the rocks match the color of the sky. Which makes you realize why we call this state colorful Colorado. It really helped to visit this tourist attraction on a weeknight too. There were only a handful of cars there with us as opposed to several dozen. I can imagine that this location draws a lot of people on the weekend. The thing that makes this canyon so special is the history. The colors from the rocks were used by Native Americans to paint their pottery hence the name, the Paint Mines.

Keeping My Wanderlust Content With Colorado Day Trips

It was truly one amazing evening adventuring deep into the middle of nowhere to find this hidden gem. To everyone in the need of a little adventure, I highly recommend this day trip. I wish I could have stayed out there all night to watch the Milky Way light up the darkness and glisten against the colors of the rocks. I want to experience these moments every day and take you along on the journey. And one day I will. One day soon I will pack up the airstream and take on the road without returning home for several months or years. But for now, Colorado adventures will keep my inner wanderlust content until I have that airstream and a vagabond lifestyle. We all have different ways to get to our destination all that matters is if we take the leap to actually go when the opportunity is there.

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