Welcome!

Welcome to the home of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers! Formed in 1973, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, Inc., is an organization of professional and aspiring communicators, dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. Through writing, photography, broadcast media, and artistic expression, members provide information about the recreational and natural resources found in the Rocky Mountain West. Become a part of our creative community and:

  • Attend the annual conference — September 9-12, 2019 in Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Participate in our annual contest — the deadline for 2019 will be announced in early 2019.
  • Take a photo workshop — June 16-19, 2019 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado.
  • Apply for our scholarship — deadline May 30 each year.
  • Meet some of our members — see what we’re up to.

We need your inspiration, participation, and support. YOU are the organization!


Recent news

2019 Conference Set

snow-capped mountains

Early morning view into the park from Trout Haven Resorts in early November 2018. © Don Laine

Next year’s RMOWP conference is planned in Estes Park, Colorado in September 2019, with an eye on exploring nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Dates are Monday afternoon through Thursday evening, September 9 to 12. (more…)

2018 Conference Joins the History Books

photographing wild horses

Connie Redak & Laurie Ford zoom in on the wild horses. © Jack Olson

Don Laine —

The weather was fine and the fall colors even better for RMOWP’s 45th annual conference, with 50 members and guests gathering at conference headquarters in the southern Colorado community of Alamosa. (more…)

Unexpected Beauty

male painted bunting

Male Painted Bunting © John Thornton

RMOWP member John Thornton writes about a recent experience at his Stillwater, Oklahoma home: (more…)

Conference Workshops Finalized

Cumbres & Toltec train

Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge steam train preparing to leave the Chama station © 1991 Don Laine

In addition to the many field trips planned during, pre- and post- conference, several workshops have now been nailed down. (more…)

RMOWP Member Announces New Book

Longtime RMOWP member Robert Stone has released the fourth edition of Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara, (more…)



2018 1st Place
Photo Award Winners

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Reach us anytime at info@rmowp.org