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

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…)

Buck Knives Expands 110 Folding Hunter® Line of Knives

Three new 110 Folding Hunter knives from Buck.

Buck Knives, a longtime supporter of RMOWP, has introduced a variety of new knives,
including additions to its famed 110 Folding Hunter® line, the knife that put the company on the map in 1963. (more…)

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…)



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Contact us

Reach us anytime at info@rmowp.org