Painted rocks being left all across the Pikes Peak Region

Colorado Springs, 719 Rocks! -- FOX21 News, Sarah Ferguson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —  Enjoying the outdoors just got a whole lot brighter, as painted rocks are being left all across the Pikes Peak Region.

It’s all part of a Facebook group called 719 Rocks! where people are encouraged to paint rocks and hide them for others to find. Those who find the rocks are invited to share their stories and post a picture on the Facebook page.

After that, they can either take them home or re-hide them.

Jen Tews brought the concept to southern Colorado after getting the idea in Tennessee, where there’s a similar group.

“It was a long process,” said Tews. “I was painting a lot of rocks and putting them out and no one was catching on.”

Tews said this spring break is when things really took off.

Hana O’Brien picked up her first painted rock Thursday while doing the Incline.

“I took it the rest of the way up the Incline and on my way down the trail I was waiting just for whatever spot felt right and placed it on my way down,” O’Brien said.

While several rocks are being painted around town, Tews said to be patient, because everyone has a rock waiting to be found.

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