( Also Plein Air Painters of Estes Park, PAPEP )
Meet on Wednesday mornings from 9 AM to noon, followed by a group critique (optional) and sack lunch together. Just show up if you can. All locations have facilities available. Many are in Rocky Mountain National Park and require a park pass. The schedule runs from June through September.
Plein Air Painters of Estes Park 2020 Location Schedule
We meet Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. and stop at 12 noon for lunch and critique.
June 3 –Apple Valley Farmstead , Apple Valley Road just above Lyons on Hwy 36 a the east end of Apple Valley Rd at the Apple
Valley Farmstead sign. If coming from Estes on Hwy 36, turn right across the arch bridge onto Apple Valley Rd. This is a private
property. River, old barn, apple trees. Facilities.
June 10-Estes Park Marina, East out of Estes Park on hwy 34. Turn south toward the lake, next to the Lakeshore Lodge .
June 17 –Tregent Parkis that small park by the water wheel on West Elkhorn in Estes Park at Spruce Street. There are mountain views, flowers, Fall River, bridges. Ample parking and facilities.
June 24– Leslie Glover & Mark Holdt Home, Hwy 34 (Big Thompson Ave) - turn onto Dry Gulch Road at Sombrero Stables , go for 2.9 miles. At dead end (H bar G Rd) turn left and go 0.4 miles to a stop sign (43 2800 E.) Devils Gulch Road. Take a slight left for 0.3 miles. Take a sharp right onto McGraw Ranch Rd. take the 1st driveway on the right , as you enter the drive take an immediate left and follow directional signs to a grass parking area.Majestic mountain views, gazebo, flowers, trees. Facilities
July 1– Endo Valley Picnic ground, RMNP– Take the road to Old Fall River Rd. Endo Valley is at the end of the pavement. Take the loop almost all the way around and park where you can. Stream, path to open meadow, facilities.
July 8 – St. Bartholomew’s Church,approximately one-half mile from the intersection of Highway 34 (Wonderview bypass) and MacGregor Lane. Park in the church parking lot, bathrooms available inside. This site has a stream and views of the Twin Owls and Lumpy Ridge.
July 15 - Lily Lake, take hwy 7 out of Estes Park toward Allenspark. Lily Lake is on the right at the top of the big hill out of Estes Park. Lily Lake Visitors Center on left. Facilities, tables
July 22- Wild Basin/Copeland Falls. Take hwy 7 from Estes Park about 12 miles to the Wild Basin Entrance to RMNP. Go past the lake to the end of gravel road. Parking, facilities. Nice at base, middle, and top. Arrive early as parking fills up quickly.
July 29 –Hallowell Park, RMNP, Beaver Meadows entrance, turn on road to Bear Lake, first right turn after the Thompson River Bridge, watch for the sign at a small park on right, about half way to Bear Lake.
August 5 - Cynthia Reedy’s Cabin1551 Devils Gulch Rd., 2 miles from town. Cabin on N. side. PLAN ON A POT LUNCH. 979-980-9443 if you get lost.
August 12– Upper Beaver Meadows, RMNP, Beaver Meadows entrance go past Bear Lk. Rd. take next left (sign). Go down gravel road, meet at the end of the road, parking, facilities.
August 26 –Cub Lake Trailhead picnic area, RMNP, Beaver Meadows entrance, turn left on Bear Lake Road, then right on the Moraine Park Campground Road. Before entering the campground turn left on the Cub Lake Rd., go past the stables and past the first parking area for Cub Lake to the larger parking area with facilities and picnic tables.
September 2 –Lawn Lake Trailhead. Take the Fall River (North) entrance into RMNP and go through Horseshoe Park. At the right hand turn for Endo Valley there is a parking lot immediately on the right, picnic grounds and facilities. Meet there and spread out.
September 9 - Riverside Plaza, park in lot behind MacDonald’s Book Store and the Long’s Peak Paper Store downtown Estes.
September 16 – Sprague Lake, Beaver meadows entrance to RMNP, turn on Bear Lk. Rd, turn L into Sprague Lake, parking, facilities, work on lake end, or river end. Critique and lunch in picnic area.
September 23– Alluvial Fan, RMNP Fall River entrance, turn right after sheep crossing sign, meet at second west alluvial fan parking lot. Spread out to many spots. Facilities. Critique and lunch at Fan tables.
September 30 –Viestenz-Smith Parkon the Big Thompson Canyon road, just above the narrows, a few miles from the bottom of the canyon. North side, sign, facilities.