Dreamtime Festival
   

Dreamtime Festival Location and Directions

Location
The Dreamtime festival takes place on 120 acres of private land just outside of Paonia, Colorado. The drive time from Denver is about 4 hours. From Telluride, Ouray, or Grand Junction Colorado, its less than 2 hours.

Most participants spend the weekend camping at the site, which includes wonderful mountain views and mild nighttime temperatures.

Paonia, CO Aerial Photo

Landscape
The backdrop consists of the tall peaks and a fertile mountain valley. Each view is a different kaleidoscope image with light reflecting off and around the clouds and land. The site is an arid-highland-desert that burned clean in a wildfire 10 years ago. Standing dead trees, some scrub brush and grasses are almost all that remains. The image looks ancient, almost as if it were an elephant graveyard or sculpture park. The terrain is uneven, rocky and dusty. Please be sensitive to this delicate desert ecology: part of the Dreamtime vision is to restore the landscape and create permi-culture here.

Dreamtime Festival Grounds

Weather
Paonia is located in a semi-arid high desert environment at an elevation of about 6000 feet. Daytime highs in July average in the upper 80's and nighttime lows average in the mid 50's. Sudden lightening storms are a possibility. Those participants traveling from out of state should keep in mind that the elevation means a quick sunburn for unprotected skin and possible altitude sickness from overexertion, insufficient hydration, or alcohol intake.

Lodging
Most participants camp on site. For those interested in nearby accommodation, please see this list (we reccomend making reservations well in advance):

Paonia Area Lodging Listings (Adobe Acrobat File, opens in new window)

Directions
Paonia is located in a semi-arid high desert environment at an elevation of about 6000 feet. Daytime highs in July average in the upper 80's and nighttime lows average in the mid 50's. Sudden lightening storms are a possibility.

From Denver and the East: take I70 West. Exit at Glenwood Springs, bear right through town to hwy 82 south to Carbondale, then HWY 133 south to Paonia. Drive past the Paonia turn off and look for the Stop 'n Save gas station on your right. Go approximately 1 more mile, the Hwy crosses Roatcap Creek and immediately turn right at STUCKER MESA RD. Continue 2 miles and you will see the Dreamtime gate on the left.

From Grand Junction and the West: I70 to Grand Junction, Hwy 50 to Delta, turn left on Hwy 92 east to Hotchkiss, continuing through Hotchkiss on Hwy 133 toward Paonia. Turn left on STUCKER MESA RD seven miles outside of Hotchkiss and look for the Dreamtime Gate 2 miles from the Hwy. If you get to the Stop n Save gas station you have passed the turn by approx. 1 mile.

From Montrose and the South: Drive north on 550 to Montrose, continue north on Hwy 50 to Delta, turn right on Hwy 92 east to Hotchkiss continuing through Hotchkiss on Hwy 133 toward Paonia. Turn left on STUCKER MESA RD seven miles outside of Hotchkiss and look for the Dreamtime Gate 2 miles from the Hwy. If you get to the Stop n Save gas station you have passed the turn by approx. 1 mile.

Mapquest directions to Dreamtime.

Map to Dreamtime Festival

Map to Dreamtime Festival

Don't forget to carpool!
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Flying and Airports
The closest airports are Grand Junction and Montrose, Colorado.  Each are roughly a one hour drive from Dreamtime.  Denver International Airport (DIA) is about 4.5 hours east of Dreamtime. 

Available options are to rent a car to drive to Dreamtime, find others to share this expense with you and carpool in a rental car, seek a rideshare from someone that lives in one of these cities that is coming to Dreamtime, or to hitch-hike. 

The best place to find a ride or rideshare is currently http://dreamthefuture.tribe.net (opens in new window)

 

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