Fort Collins Locations - Fridays

Meeting Time: Painting times start Fridays at 9am and end at Noon unless otherwise noted.
You may come later and stay later. I can stay until 1:00pm.

Coordinator for Fort Collins,

Andrea Gabel

Contact: cell and text: (970) 302-3103, email:

9:00am- 12:00noon

Friday, June 1, 2018 - Nix Farm and Natural Area,1745 Hoffman Mill Rd., Fort Collins

9am - 12noon
Directions: From Lemay (the part of Lemay between Riverside and Mulberry), turn east onto Poudre River Drive. Follow Poudre River Drive as it curves, changes names to Hoffman Mill Road and eventually dead-ends at Nix Natural Area and the Natural Areas Department's offices. There are restroom facilities.,-105.0473146,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694ada2a096617:0x4ff057a17a029877!8m2!3d40.574331!4d-105.0451259

Friday, June 8, 2018 - Magpie Meander Natural Ares, Fort Collins

9am - 12noon
This is located at the North end of Fort Collins. Go west on Hickory St. off of N. College Ave. Go to the end of Hickory. Meet in the parking lot.,-105.089617,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694a789aef415d:0x528601646fd87852!8m2!3d40.604484!4d-105.0874283

Friday, June 15, 2018 - AFTERNOON Paint-out, Sweet Heart Winery, 5500 W, Hwy. 34, Loveland

12:00 - 3:00pm
Meet at the winery at 12noon, then find a place to paint. There are mountain views as well as architecture and the Big Thompson River. And don't forget the tasty wine too!,-105.1601951,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876951bb29401963:0xa36e5f012396731f!8m2!3d40.4071614!4d-105.1580064

Friday, June 22, 2018 - Rocky Mountain National Park, Sprague Lake, Estes

8:00 - 12noon

Mountain Views including Hallett Peak. I like to get here early because the parking fills up fast. I plan on being there by 8:00. Be sure and check the entrance fees before coming. The rates have changed and may be expensive. The annual pass might be a better option. Also consider carpooling as an option.

Take the Beaver Meadows Entrance to RMNP, Turn on Bear Lake Rd. right past the entrance station. Continue past the Bear Lake shuttle bus parking lot. Look for the entrance to Sprague Lake on the left. Meet in parking lot by the Lake.

Friday, June 29, 2018 - Watson Lake, Bellvue

9:00am - 12noon

Views of Watson Lake and the Poudre River. Rock cliffs. Good place to get out of the wind.

Directions:Go north of Fort Collins on 287 and take 54G to Laporte. Drive through Laporte on 54G, and turn left on Rist Canyon Road(52E). Take a right (north) at the sign for fisheries and Watson Lake. Drive all the way to the parking lot. Restrooms available.

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