western Slope - Wednesdays

9:00 am .... In and around Grand Junction and Palisade. 
Contact: Nancy Lewis, 970-462-7370, Nancy@nblewis.com

June Schedule will be at 9:00 am

June 3rd Sandie Cooper – Great old house and wonderful gardens, orchards and views of the Bookcliffs. Restroom nearby in downtown Palisade. Her address is 204 West 1st Street, Palisade, CO. Click to see a map of the location of Sandie's house

June 10th DeBeque tunnels detour exit in the DeBeque Canyon  along the Colorado River with interesting formations and deep shadows, trees and shade and the best reflections off the Colorado River water reflections. No Restrooms or water. When you are done painting you must go east to DeBeque to get back home al. No water or restrooms.

Directions Take: Drive I-70 east, go past the first Palisade exit. Drive 8 more miles, right before the twin tunnels there is an exit which takes traffic around the tunnels. Take it. This area is also used for semi parking. Take this exit and go around for about one mile where you will find there is a large parking area on the left and views for painting.

Google Link: Google directions to exit off off  I-70

June 17 Redland Boat Launch Paint along the Colorado River where folks launch to go rafting or take out. There are some trees for shades on the east side, good view of the Colorado River and views of the Grand Mesa, trees and meadows. No restrooms but there are near Legacy Park a 1/4 miles down the road. Directions: From Mesa Mall take 24 road south to Redlands parkway. Travel about ½ mile. Turn left into parking lot.

Directions from Canyon View Park https://google/maps/k42wcGs132LEcnPG8.

June 24rd Miracle Rock Picnic area, Glade Park. We will be at a higher elevation area so it will be cooler. Smaller rock formations, trees, shade, picnic tables, hiking, restroom.  Bring bug spray, lunch and water. This is a beautiful place to paint, hike and have a picnic.

Print directions before you go. I doubt there will be cell phone coverage. Directions are from the eastside entrance to the Colorado National Monument entrance and there is no need to pay to enter the park if you tell them you are going to Glade Park. The trip will be a twenty-mile drive from the park entrance: Drive 5 up the monument for 5 miles, take a left onto DS road, follow DS road for 13.8 miles, turn left at 9 8/10 road, in 1.1 mile, turn left,  parking will be on the right.

Click here for google: Directions to Miracle rock

For more information about Miracle Rock see https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/miracle-rock-trail

Be safe and get back to your art.

"May you be the captain of your creativity"

Nancy Lewis


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