Summer of 2018
PAAC Schedule for Estes Park
Plein Air Painters of Estes Park
2018 location schedule
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 May 2 through September 26, 2018. Be aware that there are detours around Estes Park due to road construction.
August 1 – Sprague Lake - take south entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, turn on Bear Lake Road, past the shuttle bus parking lot, 1-2 mi on left. Small sign for Sprague Lake, meet in parking lot by the lake.
August 8 – The Riverwalk, downtown Estes behind the Ink and Brew, by the river.
August 15 - Upper Beaver Meadows, RMNP. Beaver Meadows entrance, go past Bear Lake Rd. and take the next left (sign, dirt road). Meet at the end of the Road. Parking, facilities. Plan to get there a little early to get good parking.
August 22 – 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.
August 29 – 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. This is private property so please do not go there before hand to check it out. Facilities, tables.
September 5 – Lily Lake, take hwy 7 out of Estes Park toward Allenspark. Lily Lake is on the right at the top of the big hill. Facilities, tables.
September 12 - 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 car pool if you can. Hopefully, we’ll have great color.
September 19 – Golden Ponds in Longmont. Take highway 66 to Hover St., turn south, go west on 3rd and drive straight into the parking lot. From Boulder take the Diagonal to Hover St.
September 26 – 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 beautiful stands of aspen which we hope will be turning plus a stream and views of the Twin Owls and Lum