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.

Headquarters will be the 800 Moraine Avenue Event Center at Trout Haven Resorts, just outside the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

There will be lodging cabins available at Trout Haven Resorts, and there are also other possibilities nearby, including camping. However, lodging rates will definitely be higher than we would like, probably between $125 and $175 nightly for a room and $50 to $90 nightly for a campsite.

And speaking of higher than some of us might like, be aware that Estes Park sits at an elevation of 7,500 feet, the same as this year’s conference headquarters in Alamosa, CO, but that Trail Ridge Road, the main highway through Rocky Mountain National Park, goes up above tree line to 12,183 feet. There’s plenty to see and do in the park without going that high, but those with heart or respiratory problems should check with their doctors before coming. There are a variety of prescription drugs and herbal supplements available to counter high-altitude sickness. Lowlanders might also consider coming early enough to spend a few days in Denver — the “Mile High City” — to acclimate before heading to Estes Park.

More details coming soon!