estern Slope - Wednesdays

Meeting Time: Wednesdays 9 AM, in and around the Grand Junction. 
: Nancy Lewis, 970-462-7370,

March 7th, 2017 - 9:00am -  Snooks Bottom Open Space (324 N Coulson St, Fruita, CO 81521)

This open space along the Colorado River is across from James Robb State Park in Fruita.  There is lots of dry vegetation, large cottonwood trees, a river and big skies. No Facilities. It overlooks  the Colorado River across from the state park and has views which go on forever.


Map Location:

Driving Directions:  from I-70 Fruita Exit, south on County road 340, Right on Kingsview Road. You can get to the overlook by bearing right after the housing development. It is a great place to paint and overlooks the Colorado River across from the state park.


March 14 - 9:00am  River Bend Park, Palisade

One of the most premier parks in the Grand Valley. It has something for every one. We will be able to paint the river, trees, ponds, the Grand Mesa and Mt Garfield.  There is restroom but no drinking water.


Map Location


Driving Directions: To get here, take Interstate-70 east to the Palisade exit (42).

Turn south on Elberta Street to Highway 6.

Go across the highway.

Turn left (east) on the frontage road that parallels the highway. This is West 8th Street.  

Right Logan Street.

Right at the park entrance. Go over the canal bridge and park at the second parking area under the huge cottonwood trees and at the boat ramp.


March 21- 9:00am - Sink Creek in Palisade (D Road and Upland Road near Carlson Winery)This a wild looking dry creek which sunk to the bottom of a short ravine. The attraction is the wild vegetation and surrounding terrain. There is even views of the Grand Mesa. Park along the west side of the road and be careful when parking or where you stand for painting No facilities


Location Map:


Driving Directions: I-70 and the Clifton exit. 

Go south for 1.1 miles on I-70 Business Loop.

Left on CO-141 south 32 Road for 2.5 miles.

Left on C ½ road for 2.5 miles.

Left on 34 ½ road for .5 miles which turns into D Road.


If you go to Carson Winery you have gone too far. Park at the bottom of the hill on the West side of the road. Pull-in as far as you can as to leave room for others. If you go to Carson Winery you have gone to far. 


March 28th - 9:00am - Colorado National Monument at the LIBERTY PARK TRAILHEAD  

The trailhead parking is just outside the Colorado National Monument. The wide open undulating terrain leads up to the foothills of the amazing Windgate formation which glowing reds, oranges, tans and various shades blues. No Facilities. Carpool if you can because of limited parking.


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Driving Directions: from Canyon View Park just off of I- 70, head south for 4 miles on 24 road which become Redlands Parkway which than becomes S. Broadway.

Turn left on Wildwood Drive for ~50 yards.

Turn right at the 1st cross street to stay on Wildwood Drive,

Continue for .5 of a mile, and turn right into parking area.


May your next painting be a masterpiece!-Nancy

Plein Air Artists Colorado,   1659 Peridot Ct,   Castle Rock,   CO 80108

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