Distance: 3.4 mile loop
Elevation Gain: 334
Terrain: Geologic Structures, Wild Flowers, and Grass lands
Wow. I would compare the Paint Mines to a mini version of the Badlands that has a greater diversity in the colors. Ranging from grouping that are stark white, to mustard yellow, to mauve, and to a wide range of earth tones. My camera does not do the colors justice!
At first you are following the trails through grassy areas seeing the structures only from a distance, but don't worry you get to be right up close to these hoodoos and canyon like geologic structures. I love walking lots of miles so I would not have skipped walking around the grassy areas. Plus there are a lot of great wild flowers out there.