About This Website

The aim of this website is to provide you with everything you need to know to have a safe and successful trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. We hope that you will fall in love with it, care for it during your visit, and come away with a greater committment to protect the natural world.

This website is owned and operated by Erik Stensland. Erik has lived at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park for 20 years, exploring every corner of the national park day and night at all seasons of the year. He is known for his extensive collection of photos of the park which can be seen at ImagesofRMNP.com or at his gallery in downtown Estes Park. He has also written numerous award-winning books on Rocky Mountain National Park as well as books on other topics. You can find all of them at RockyTrailPress.com, at your local bookstore, or at online bookstores. Erik also runs a YouTube channel which is the video version of this website. Lastly, Erik is one of the founders of Nature First, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging photographers to take a greater role in the preservation of wild lands across the globe.

Erik Stensland at the northern border of Rocky Mountain National Park.


This website is not the official website of Rocky Mountain National Park. The government's official website for Rocky Mountain National Park is: https://www.nps.gov/romo.

The information provided on this website is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, guidance, or recommendations. You should always consult with the appropriate authorities before engaging in any activities or visiting any locations mentioned on this website. The website owner and contributors are not responsible or liable for any damages, injuries, losses, or claims arising from your use of or reliance on the information on this website. The website owner and contributors do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of any third-party websites, products, services, or organizations linked or referenced on this website. Use of this website is at your own risk and discretion.