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1 pm start time for January and February

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

Western slope plein air locations for February 2024

PLEASE NOTE!  We have changed the start time to 1PM on Thursdays, for the months of January and February.  We’ll see how the winter goes – so far we’ve been spared the extreme weather, so we may be able to switch back to mornings in early March, but stay tuned! 

Thursday, February 1 – Grand View Overlook – from the west end entrance station of the Colorado National Monument, go towards the Visitor Center.  Once you get to the Visitor Center, the overlook will be about 1.75 more miles, and the pullout will be on your left.  There is no restroom there, so if need be, stop at the Visitor Center as you head uphill.,-108.7285244,16z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x874701f024b006cb:0x1af215ed25481823!8m2!3d39.0904172!4d-108.7237608!16s%2Fg%2F11c1tt93v8?entry=ttu

Thursday, February 8 – Snooks Bottom –  from Highway 340 going south out of Fruita, turn right on Kingsview Road and go about ½ mile, or a little less.  Take a right when the road branches – there’s a sign there that says something like “Fruita Open Space” or something similar.  Follow that road until you come to the parking area.  There’s usually a porta-potty by the lake, which is a little bit of a downhill hike from the parking area.,-108.752139,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x8746fe5f1a1eae13:0x3538de946ae5df3e!8m2!3d39.1477918!4d-108.7466458!16s%2Fg%2F11c5205spk?entry=ttu

Thursday, February 15 – Cold Shivers Point – from the east end entry station at the Colorado National Monument, follow Rimrock Road for about 3.5 miles – be looking on the right for the sign for the parking area.  There’s no restroom there, so plan accordingly.,-108.6548227,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x87470482e84afd8f:0x4f8d206c6d529a60!8m2!3d39.0312656!4d-108.6547798!16s%2Fg%2F11cs6bs7d3?entry=ttu

Thursday, February 22 – Pollock Bench trailhead – from Highway 340, south out of Fruita, turn right on Kingsview Road and go about 3.3 miles.  The parking area will be on your left – watch for the sign.  There is a restroom there.,-108.7881775,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x8746ff3e8a023d7f:0x122b3a78631bc2ce!8m2!3d39.1557374!4d-108.7790365!16s%2Fg%2F11fylvwlj9?entry=ttu

Thursday, February 29 – Happy Leap Day!  Clifton Nature Park – from the intersection of D Road and 32 Road, go east on D Road for about ½ mile – just past the water treatment plant there’s a parking lot on the left – no restroom there so plan accordingly.,+D+Road,+Clifton,+CO//@39.0613817,-08.5345428,12z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x874718ca1d5ae8e9:0xba2bd0d66c7b0612!2m2!1d-108.4521402!2d39.0612774!1m0?entry=ttu

If you have any questions about any of the directions, please call me at 720-289-1372 – thanks! 

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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