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Rocky Mountain National Park Painting
Rocky Mountain National Park Painting

Rocky Mountain National Park

For outdoors people in Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park holds a special significance. At almost three hundred thousand acres, it’s one of the biggest contiguous parcels of wilderness in the US. And those hundreds of thousands of acres of park are punctuated with stunning variety. Elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park range from just over seven thousand feet above sea level to over fourteen thousand. So you’ve got everything from lush valleys and lakes, populated by trout and moose, all the way up to alpine environments, frequented by mountain goats and bighorn sheep. And visitors can experience all of that diversity from the over 350 miles of trail that wind through the park.

Rocky Mountain National Park always held a special place in James Niehues’s heart, as evidenced by this painting of the park he completed in 1996. In this piece, he captures the sprawling expanse of the park, from Longs Peak, all the way down to the lake. The saturated greens and browns are an exciting contrast to his winter ski maps, and this piece captures the scale and beauty of this massive park in a unique way that anyone who has visited is sure to appreciate.

Rocky Mountain National Park Painting

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Painted in 1996

Our custom black wooden frames feature a deep, squared profile to showcase Niehues’ timeless work. Frame width ranges from ⅞ to 1 ⅝ inches, dependent upon on print size, and features a non-glare acrylic front plus foamcore backing. 

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Rocky Mountain National Park

For outdoors people in Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park holds a special significance. At almost three hundred thousand acres, it’s one of the biggest contiguous parcels of wilderness in the US. And those hundreds of thousands of acres of park are punctuated with stunning variety. Elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park range from just over seven thousand feet above sea level to over fourteen thousand. So you’ve got everything from lush valleys and lakes, populated by trout and moose, all the way up to alpine environments, frequented by mountain goats and bighorn sheep. And visitors can experience all of that diversity from the over 350 miles of trail that wind through the park.

Rocky Mountain National Park always held a special place in James Niehues’s heart, as evidenced by this painting of the park he completed in 1996. In this piece, he captures the sprawling expanse of the park, from Longs Peak, all the way down to the lake. The saturated greens and browns are an exciting contrast to his winter ski maps, and this piece captures the scale and beauty of this massive park in a unique way that anyone who has visited is sure to appreciate.

"The 'Rembrandt of snow' has published a hefty coffee table book with a collection of nearly all of his hand-painted maps."




Timeless art for your home

It is then printed using museum quality reproduction on archival paper using the latest giclee ink-jet technology.

Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues

If you are a skier or snowboarder, there is a good chance James Niehues has been your mountain guide. Throughout his 30 year career he has worked at the  smallest hills and the most expansive resorts in North America.  He has left his mark in South America, Australia, Asia and Europe too.   And even if you have never shared a bottomless powder day with him, he has always been close by.