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Paint Out. Rio Grand Gorge over the Taos Plateau

  • 14 Sep 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • Northern New Mexico



Rio Grand Gorge View Paint Out   

Saturday September 14

Northern New Mexico

Members please join us for a morning paint out with  breath taking views of the Rio Grande Gorge from above the Taos plateau. We will paint up high on the plateau and look down into the gorge from a large turnout along highway 68. It is a long deep turn out so it is safe from the highway traffic. 

The view is very dramatic with huge views of the Taos mesa, Taos Mountain and the mountains beyond.

We will meet in the large turn out/parking area.

Saturday, September 14, 2024      9 -12AM

Parking available in turnout lot. 

Bathrooms are not available. The nearest bathrooms are in Ranchos de Taos.

Bring a bag lunch or have lunch at Jalapeño’s in town 10 minutes away in Taos.

Directions on google maps:

gps coordinates: 

36.307906, -105.730865

Notice: When you enter google maps using the attached map or gps coordinates, the map title is Taos municiple schools which is incorrect but notice that the satellite view shows the correct image of the turnout with two gazebos.

When driving south from Taos, the dirt turn off is on the left side of highway 68. It is 12 miles south of Taos Plaza. It is after the Rift Valley Trailhead which is on the right as you drive south on 68 and before the horseshoe turn that goes down hill into the valley below. If you go down hill 12 miles from the Ranchos Plaza you have gone too far and will have to turn around.

Paint Out Contact:  Suzanne Schleck   408 210-6571

Refer to the Paint Outs page for

  • Cancellation instructions
  • General Paint Out Protocol and other information
  • Additional upcoming paint outs

Your membership must be up-to-date in order to register for this paint out.

Mail information to:  
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

Mail Payments  to:  
PAPNM Treasurer
P. O. Box  1948
Santa Fe, NM

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