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Year-round Hiking Adventure at The Paint Mines in Calhan Colorado

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Colorado is notorious for its fluctuating weather patterns…. snow possible in areas 10 months out of the year, but 300+ days of sunshine! This week is a fine example of this… snow and wind today, but we’ll be back up to 60 & sunny by Wednesday/Thursday. That being said, for a girl who loves outdoor adventure, I try to hike year round. 

One of the most unique hiking adventures we’ve enjoyed is “Paint Mines Interpretive Park” in Calhan, Colorado. My pictures will be worth much more than words in this case. It’s hard to explain the natural beauty of how the water and other weather has cut through the land, revealing seienite clay and jasper in an awe-inspiring display. I’ve heard about this place for years, but finally ventured over in the summer of 2016, so these photos are from the summer months. There are some paved walk ways, and dirt trails in & around the natural carvings. Calhan is east of Colorado Springs about 20 minutes. It definitely feels like you are driving into the middle of nowhere, and even if you park at the first marked parking lot and trail head, you can’t quite imagine what you’re about to see. Don’t worry, it is a quick hike in.

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Be forewarned about weather!! We were here on a cloudy day, but I have heard the formations and rock can really hold onto the summer heat, so be cautious if you go on a particularly warm day. As with any day in Colorado, pack extra water! We enjoyed the clouds, but those summer storms can roll in surprisingly quick, so we ended up making a very quick jaunt back to vehicles before getting poured on. The Paint Mines are incredible to see and it makes you wish you paid more attention in geology to understand the origin of the beautiful colors.

Here is the El Paso County description and directions to the park…  http://adm.elpasoco.com/CommunityServices/ParkOperations/Pages/PaintMinesInterpretivePark.aspx

Enjoy!! 

Falcon Homes for Sale

Fast Falcon Home Sales!!

While they have Peyton addresses, many people refer to the area surrounding Woodmen and Meridian Roads as “Falcon”… I’m talking Woodmen Hills, Meridian Ranch, Falcon Hill, Paint Brush Hills. This area struggled for several years during the economic downturn, but it seems to be coming back strong! I’ve been very fortunate to have some great clients with some sweet houses selling here in the past couple months… here are some of the details:

Falcon Homes for Sale

9855 Liberty Grove

4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car walk-out ranch on .47 acres

12/4/15 listed

12/11/15 under contract (7 days!)

1/27/16 SOLD!

Falcon Homes for Sale  

8425 Garrison Rd

5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car, 3322 sq ft custom ranch on 1 acre

1/1/16 listed

1/7/16 under contract (6 days!)

2/29/16 SOLD!

 

Falcon Homes for Sale

10450 Pictured Rocks Dr

5 bedroom 2-story 4362 sq ft on .52 acres

1/8/16 listed

1/22/16 under contract (14 days!)

3/8/16 SOLD!

I have another 2-story coming soon as well, so please keep your eyes peeled and contact me if you have any questions about these homes… or want to talk value on yours if you think it’s time to sell!

Thank you Falcon / Peyton community and friends for your support in this area!

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A Falcon Food Favorite for Me

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Chipotle fan! But when I’m meeting clients or going on listings in Falcon/Peyton, I try as frequently as possibly to stop by El Burrito Grande. I may need to run a few extra miles, but it’s worth it! This “quick service” local fare is prepared by owners Lupe & Antonio Martin…and since expansion, their great employees!  My personal favorite is “moms chili verde” – pork & green chili, is so savory! Check out these fresh ingredients! …

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They have daily lunch specials….nachos or dad’s burrito with a drink for just $6.99+tax. Military discount? You bet!  Breakfast burritos…..mmmmm, yes! 

Not only that but there are now 3 locations for all my real estate travels around the city!!! 1) 7653 MacLaughlin Rd,  original location off Woodmen in Falcon, beside Safeway. 2) 3242 Centennial….up the Fillmore hill at the corner of Fillmore & Centennial….and 3) 3669 Star Ranch Rd…off the southwest corner of Nevada/Hwy 115 & Star Ranch Rd.

check out elburritogrande.net for more info! 

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