Welcome!

Welcome to the home of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers!Formed in 1973, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, Inc., is a regional 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 23-26, 2018 will find us in Alamosa, Colorado.
  • Participate in our annual contest — the deadline for 2018 is Monday, June 25.
  • Take a workshop — June 26-30, 2018 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

Breaking News – Conference Almost Set!

September snowfall in the mountains above Great Sand Dunes NP&P © Don Laine

By Don Laine —

RMOWP’s 2018 conference takes place in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve area, (more…)

Join Us for a Wild Horse Photography Tour

wild horses © J Barnes

Lightning, Cece & Bolt © Judy Barnes

By Don Laine & Virginia Parker Staat
Photos © Judy Barnes —

If you love wild horses, be sure to sign up for a unique opportunity to photograph free-roaming mustangs.  (more…)

What Not to Do

mural by K Gibbins

Mural © Kenita Gibbins

As reported by a very serious Kenita Gibbons —

My friend and I were returning home on the Chicago-to-Denver Amtrak route. The train made a stop for cigarette smokers, who absolutely can’t smoke anywhere on the train. I exited the train with a hand from the conductor. (more…)

Running to Freedom

Running free

Running free in Sandwash Basin, CO © Laurie Ford

Article & photos by Laurie Ford —

“What’s next?” President Trump asks, referring to the destruction of historical monuments, and the history of our country being “ripped apart”, during a speech to the Heritage Foundation last October. (more…)

A Life Lesson

Article & photos by Jack Olson —

Sometimes a life can change under the simplest circumstances. No heroics. No national attention. I still wonder how the lives of some troubled boys might have been altered. (more…)



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Contact us

Reach us anytime at info@rmowp.org