Plein Air Painters of Estes Park
2022 Location Schedule
We meet at 9 a.m. and critique at noon. Bring a sack lunch.
NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED IF YOU ARRIVE AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK BEFORE 9 A.M. AND DO NOT GO ON THE BEAR LAKE CORRIDOR. None of our locations are on the Bear Lake corridor. If you arrive after 9 a.m., you will have to have a reservation.
June 29 – Historic Fall River Hydroplant – go out highway 34 to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn left. Go to end of road before road turns up sharply on the right. Go left to 1754 Fish Hatchery Rd. The river, mountains, historic buildings.
July 6 – Endo Valley Picnic ground, RMNP – Enter through Fall River Road entrance. Turn right at Endo Valley sign toward 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 13 – H-BAR-G-Ranch - Turn north off hwy 34 to Dry Gulch Rd. Go to end and turn R. at the T (CO 61). Go up H-Bar-G Rd., follow signs. Be sure to close the gate after entering. Facilities, tables.
July 20– Tregent Park is 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.
July 27 – Coffee on the Rocks, 510 Moraine Ave, E.P. Take hwy 36 toward the RMNP, past the Rock Shop. Coffee shop on left, paint pond or river. Parking, facilities in shop, critique and lunch at tables (shop sells food and drink). This is a business so plan on buying a drink or snack.
August 3 – 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.
August 10 –House Directions: 1147 Koral Ct, Estes Park
From the 4-way stop at the Jct of Hiways 34 and 36
Head south on Hwy 7 toward Allenspark
Go approximately 1.5 miles to Peakview Drive. This is the corner that Mountain
View Bible Fellowship church is on. Turn right on Peakview Dr.
Go PAST the first three streets to the right (Axminster Lane, Sunny Mead Lane,
and Prospect Mountain Rd)
Just as Peakview Drive is starting to curve left, keep going straight onto Devon
Drive. ONLY GO ABOUT 50 feet on DEVON!!! Quickly turn right onto gravel
road Juniper Drive.
Pass by the double mailbox kiosks and continue up Juniper Drive.
Pass by Vista View Lane on the left and immediately look for Koral Ct up and
slightly to your left. If you are going UP the hill you are on the correct road!!!
Pass by a road to the left and keep going up the hill, making a slight right curve
near the top.
Continue straight ignoring the next two driveways to the left and you will end up
at 1147 Koral Ct at the end of the road.
There is parking down the driveway and parking at the top in the cul-de-sac.
The views will show that you are up above the golf course to the east, and an awesome
view of Lake Estes to the north and northeast.
August 17 – YMCA. Take Hwy 36 west of Estes Park, then turn on hwy 66 at the Y in road, proceed to YMCA. Meet at the Administration Bldg parking lot. Paint anywhere on grounds. Lunch and critique at the Administration Bldg. Facilities.
August 24 – Cynthia Reedy’s Cabin - 1551 Devils Gulch Rd., 2 miles from town of Estes. Cabin on N. side. PLAN ON A POT LUNCH. 970-980-9443 if you get lost.
August 31– Riverwalk in Estes Park, behind the bookstore and Longs Peak Paper Company, along the river.
September 7 – Alluvial Fan, RMNP. Take the 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 tables just past the Fan.
September 14 – Lawn Lake Trailhead – Take the Fall River entrance into RMNP and go through Horseshoe Park. At the righthand turn for Endo Valley there is a parking lot, picnic grounds and facilities. Meet there and spread out.
September 23 – Hermit Park. 3860 Hwy 36, east of Estes Park. Turn south at the top of Pole Hill Road before the big drop into Estes. Go several miles in to meet at the Pavilion. Paint aspen, cabins. Parking, facilities. Fee is $6 per car so carpool if you can.
September– 28 St. Bartholomew’s Church, approximately one-half mile from the intersection of Highway. 34 (Wonderview bypass) and MacGregor Road on Devil’s Gulch Road. Park in the church parking lot, bathrooms available inside. This site has beautiful stands of aspen which we hope will be turning plus a stream and views of the Twin Owls and Lumpy Ridge