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Updated on: 01/30/2021

Fort Collins   -   Fridays 

Coordinator for Fort Collins, Andrea Gabel.

 Andrea's cell and text: (970) 302-3103, email:

                             PLEASE NOTE:  YOU are responsible for keeping yourself safe. 

                                       Assume there will be no restrooms due to the current COVID-19 situation.

Nov. 4 - Feel Love Coffee, Loveland,
 Meet at Feel Love Coffee first and then find your painting spot outside downtown Loveland. Restrooms in coffee shop.
Directions: Feel Love Coffee address is: 210 E 4th St., Loveland, CO 80537
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Nov. 11 - McMurry Natural Area,  Fort Collins
9:00am - 12:00pm
Head north on College Ave. Go past old town. Turn left on Hemlock, there is no traffic light light there. If you get to Hickory St. you've gone past it.Follow Hemlock past the railroad tracks. It turns into a dirt road. Keep on the main road, it winds a little bit and then dead ends at a small parking lot.

There are no restroom facilities.( the nearest facilities are at Magpie Meander (closed in Winter) which is at the end of Hickory st. or at Salyer Natural Area at the end of Woodlawn St.)

Nov. 18 - Environmental Learning Center, 2400 Environmental Dr. . Fort Collins

9:00am - 12:00noon

Environmental Dr. is a north turn off of Drake St.( before it becomes N/S running Zeigler St.) Continue on Environmental Dr. until it crosses the water tributary, watch carefully for road signs because there is a sharp left turn just past the water tributary. (then the dirt road follows the tributary stream.) Continue straight to the parking lot on the right. Meet and spread out from there. There is about a 1/4 mile walk to the Poudre River. Restrooms at the parking lot.

Nov. 25 - No Paint out. Happy Thanksgiving!

NOTE:  December Paint Outs time 10am - 1:00pm

Dec. 2,  -  Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, Masonville Area    (If closed, go to River's Edge Natural Area, Loveland)            
10am - 1:00pm
There is now a $10 fee for this area. Meet in the parking lot. There are restrooms.                                      Map:,-105.2948431,12z/data=!4m16!1m10!4m9!1m0!1m6!1m2!1s0x8769458936de1013:0x50c1ed47be8177fb!2sBobcat+Ridge+Natural+Area,+10184+Co+Rd+32C,+Loveland,+CO+80538!2m2!1d-105.2248028!2d40.4813415!3e0!3m4!1s0x8769458936de1013:0x50c1ed47be8177fb!8m2!3d40.4813415!4d-105.2248028
River's Edge (if Bobcat is closed), 960 W. 1st St. , Loveland.

Dec. 9 - Ouzel Picnic Area - Poudre Canyon, NW of Fort Collins
10:00am– 1:00pm

Take highway US-287 North, past Fort Collins. Continue on the main highway (287) veering north away from LaPorte. Continue on US-287 to highway CO-14 west (this is a left at the gas station known as Ted's Place ). Ouzel  picnic area is located up Poudre Canyon,( Highway 14), 12 miles from Ted's Place. ( Note:Ted's Place is located where Highway 14 and 287 split.),-105.34127,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87693cf570cc6dbd:0x1de72f248dbfbbd0!8m2!3d40.6915629!4d-105.3390813


Ouzel Picnic Area

Dec. 16 - Riverbend Ponds, Cairnes St. off of Timberline, Fort Collins
10:00am - 1:00pm
There are several entrances, so go to the entrance off of Timberline between Mulberry and and Prospect. Beautiful trees, the river, and ponds.There are restrooms.

Dec. 23 - Friday - Picnic Rock, Poudre Canyon.
10:00am - 1:00pm
From Fort Collins, head northwest on Hwy 287-north. Turn west onto Hwy 14/Poudre Canyon Road. Proceed approximately 2.8 miles to Picnic Rock on the left. There are restrooms.
Picnic Rock Natural Area

Dec. 30 - River's Edge Park, 1st St. and Taft Ave., Loveland 
10:00am - 1:00pm

960 West 1st Street, Loveland, CO. Meet in parking lot. Porta potty.                                        's+Edge+Natural+Area/@40.3909686,-105.0900256,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876953a4c8981b7f:0x28ac07059aa666c0!8m2!3d40.3909686!4d-105.0878369


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