Fort Collins - Fridays - 9:00am

 Fridays 9am and to 12noon unless otherwise noted.
Coordinator for Fort Collins, Andrea Gabel.

 Andrea's cell and text: (970) 302-3103, email: andreagabel1@yahoo.com


Sept. 6 - Cottonwood Glen Park, Fort Collins, the north entrance. 9:00am-12noon                                                The north entrance is on S. Overland Trail. Go west on Drake street all the way to the end, which is S.Overland Trail (Street). Turn South (left). Overland Trail dead ends at the park. Restrooms available. Coordinator not present.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cottonwood+Glen+Park/@40.5440061,-105.1316676,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876949610f155bfd:0xe5f55228354919c3!8m2!3d40.5440061!4d-105.1294789


Sept. 13 – Legacy Park/Salyer Natural Area, 300 Woodlawn Dr., Fort Collins. 9:00am – 12noon                    From Fort Collins, go north on College Ave., past Vine St. Turn left(west) on Woodlawn Park. It looks like a dirt road. Go over railroad tracks straight through to the parking lot at the end. Porta Pot Restroom

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Legacy+Park/@40.5995965,-105.083016,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694a7da53e1d75:0xfbf90942d2024bbf!8m2!3d40.5995965!4d-105.0808273


Sept. 20 - Meet at The Crooked Cup Coffee House, 147 W. Oak, Fort Collins  9:00am - 12:00noon               Meet at The Crooked Cup first and then we'll find a place to paint in Old Town. There is a two hour limit on most parking close to downtown. You can park east of Old Town on the streets nearby or for a small fee, park at either the Civic Center Garage or the Old Town Garage.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Crooked+Cup+-+Old+Town/@40.5854155,105.0806602,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694af567974f73:0xb95efbc87b5e3576! 8m2!3d40.5854155!4d-105.0784715


Sept. 27 - Poudre River Trail, Shields St. River Access, Fort Collins 1219 N. Shields St.                           9:00am – 12:00noon                                                                                                                                                Meet in the parking lot on Shields St.. The parking lot is north of Vine St. and west,( next to the river.) Creekside Garden Center is across the street. There are restrooms.I

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shields+River+Access/@40.6054824,-105.0979465,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x8769358b680e76f1:0xa9be44c303cd7be3!2sNorth+Shields+Ponds+Natural+Area!8m2!3d40.6054824!4d-105.0957578!3m4!1s0x87694a76054241df:0x1764e6e863c92eef!8m2!3d40.6038816!4d-105.0960155

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Oct. 4 - Alluvial Fan Area, RMNP, Estes Park 9:00am - 12:00noon                                                                  Meet at the Upper Alluvial Fan Parking lot. There are pull outs a little ways past that are great spots for Aspen painting, so you can go there, too.  Annual pass or daily pass required. The daily pass can be quite expensive. For those interested in Car-Pooling in and sharing entrance passes, meet at the Visiter Center parking lot 1 mile before the Fall River RMNP entrance at 8:00am (Please let me know if you plan on doing this) You may also want to bring a lunch.There are restroom facilities. If the weather and roads are bad we will cancel.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/Fall+River+Entrance+Station,+Estes+Park, +CO/@40.4043779,-105.6006773,15z


Oct. 11 - 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.

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Watson+Lake/@40.6377703,-105.1751904,16z/data=! 3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876936fe422fcad7:0xdb1fa0627dbc1271!8m2!3d40.6368623!4d105.1715849


Oct. 18 - Greyrock Trailhead, The Poudre Canyon, 9:00am - 12noon                                                                Take Highway 287 north from Fort Collins to Laporte. Continue on 287 to Highway 14. Travel West on 14 for seven miles to the trailhead. The trailhead is between mile markers 114 and 113. The parking lot is on the left (south) side of the highway. The trail begins on the north side of the Poudre River. There is a bridge below the right (nouth) side of the highway. Restrooms by parking lot.


Oct. 25 - 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 to take home a bottle of the tasty wine too!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sweet+Heart+Winery/@40.4071614,105.1601951,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876951bb29401963:0xa36e5f012396731f! 8m2!3d40.4071614!4d-105.1580064






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