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The wonderfully odd Pink Rocks of Colorado’s Paint Mines

In Eastern Colorado, just on the outer edge of the great plains is Calhan’s Paint Mines, a geological oddity that’s completely out of place filled with pink rocks, hoodoos, and 9,000 years of human history.

Sun, wind, and erosion has turned the once clay fields of this Eastern Colorado site, into a geological spectacle. What surely was a place for early human civilization to collect clay and natural paints is now a wonderful “distraction-attraction.”

Follow along as I, your PULP360 host, Ashley Lowe, travel to the weird geological oddity known as Paint Mines in Eastern Colorado.

Where to go:

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