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Deb Mallory - Paint Out Leader

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at, or call me at

720-289-1372.  Deb Mallory

September 2023 Western Slope plein air locations

September 7 – Horsethief Canyon area –

From Hwy 340 going south out of Fruita, take Kingsview Road and follow it for about 3 miles or so.  Be looking on the right for the parking lot/information kiosk where the duck hunters check in - it's just past the trailhead for Pollock Bench.  There's an outdoor restroom there.,-108.7844857,17z?entry=ttu

September 14 –  Reservoir #9 on the Grand Mesa.  Google maps link is attached and it looks to be about 4 miles beyond Mesa Lake Lodge as you stay on Hwy 65.  Be looking for County Road FS100 and take a right, the reservoir should then be on your right.  No close restroom, so if you need to, please stop at one of the other facilities on the way up.   

I'm aiming to be there around 9am.  It does appear the weather may be a bit iffy that morning.  If it's raining or snowing by the time I'm at Powderhorn Ski Area, I'll probably bail out.

September 21 – Clifton Nature Park

Take 32 Road south to D Road and turn east.  Go about ½ mile past the Clifton Water Treatment Plant – you’ll see a  small parking area on your right, just past the Water Treatment Plant.  No restroom so plan accordingly.,-108.4547151,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x874718ca1d5ae8e9:0xba2bd0d66c7b0612!8m2!3d39.0612774!4d-108.4521402!16s%2Fg%2F11cp5df342?entry=ttu

September 28 – Grand Junction Wildlife Area

Take Monument Road to D Road and then follow that as it becomes Rosevale Rd.  Follow Rosevale  to C ½ Road and turn left.  C ½ Road bends to the right and becomes 25 ¾ Road – keep going for a couple hundred yards and be looking on your left for the parking lot.  There is an outdoor restroom there.,-108.5762299,16z?entry=ttu

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at, or call me at

720-289-1372.  Deb Mallory


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