Who We Are

We Are Adventurers

Having fun is part of our job. We hike, bike, paddle, ski, camp, golf, hammock, play and live at high altitude. But while we are a fun-loving team of adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of nature, we know that publishing guidebooks also requires us to be professionals sometimes so that we can put our love for what we do into a format that others can follow.

We Are Locals

We live where you vacation, so we have the distinct advantage of understanding tourist destinations. We use, and are very thankful for, the help of local experts and volunteers who are eager to give us much needed advice, opinions and time. If you want the most relevant tips, tricks & trail advice you can find, our GuestGuide experts can help you find it!

We Are Experts

It takes a village, and at GuestGuide Publications we have just that. We are a dynamic team of spreadsheet queens, barrel-racing rodeo girls and former Sweethearts. We have hyphen police, apostrophe perfectionists and expert journalists with various English and grammar degrees. We have hip bloggers and talented, creative graphic designers. We have an SEO person who makes all our heads spin. Everyone has so many different talents they bring to GuestGuide. But the main driving force of our team is that we all love what we do and we want others to enjoy their adventures as well.

We Are GuestGuide Publications

GuestGuide Publications was started in 1995 by Susie and Helen Masterson. It began with a chance meeting in a bar and a discussion between two ski instructors (one now the publisher) about guidebooks and photography. Helen (aka Mom and the Editor-in-Chief) worked as a writer and public relations specialist for years writing about tourism. It seemed like a good fit. Now, 20 years later, we have published just over 143 guidebooks! Our publications are designed to reach a variety of audiences, from the young to the young at heart.

We Are Your Source for FUN

Whether you read the tips on our website or pick up one of our guidebooks while visiting one of the amazing towns we publish guidebooks for, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do putting it together.

Have some feedback? We would love to hear it! Our books have grown and improved because of our readers, so please, share your GuestGuide ideas and experiences with us!

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See It and Believe It

At GuestGuide Publications, we like to see (and be!) real people having real fun, which is why all of our images are moments captured, never staged. We like to be in the right place at the right time, not on schedule. If you see it here, you can do it there!

Our Photographers

Colorado Photographer

Eric Stensland

With the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park literally on his doorstep, Erik Stensland rises frequently long before dawn to hike back to remote lakes or up high peaks to capture the unparalleled beauty of the Park in warm morning light. He is also developing photographic collections from the Desert Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, as well as from the United Kingdom. His work has been featured in dozens of art shows, in the rotunda of the Colorado state capital and in numerous galleries. Erik also has his own gallery in Estes Park, Colorado as well as mini-galleries in Grand Lake, Colorado, at the Trail Ridge Store in Rocky Mountain National Park and also outside of Abiquiu, New Mexico where he shows his Desert Southwest work.

Colorado Photographer

James Frank

James Frank has called the mountains of Colorado home for over 30 years. He is an accomplished visual artist of the natural world and perhaps the most experienced and informed photographer of Rocky Mountain National Park. Five beautifully illustrated books showcase his photography. His stock photos have been used in advertising for national companies, and receive wide publication in all media. James Frank Photography is a fine art and assignment company in Estes Park, Colorado. Thousands of advertising and editorial images of the American West, Colorado, the Rocky Mountains and beyond are available to view and purchase on-line.

Randy Parietti

Randy Parietti has generated a reputation for providing exceptional visual solutions for over 25 years, acquiring a reputation of trust with art directors, ad agencies and commercial clients. Raised in Colorado, attended the Art Institute of Colorado and all around nice guy. If i’m not creating images, you may see me on my motorcycle or playing hockey.

229 W. Littleton Blvd, Littleton CO 80120
303-781-4747 | randy@randypariettiphotography.com

tom Till

Tom Till is one of the United States top landscape photographers. Tom has been photographing landscape, nature, history and travel subjects worldwide for over 40 years. His publishing credits include most magazines, many newspapers, and hundreds of books; over 30 of which included only his images.

Colorado Photographer

Dan Norris

Dan Norris started self-publishing his photographs on greeting cards through his company, Ancient Images, in 1989. To date the card line has grown to over 400 cards, and includes photos from more than 70 other photographers in addition to my own. Dan has led many workshops in Southeastern Utah’s canyon country and has been featured in two instructional photography videos, HIGH DESERT IMAGES and NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY. Dan’s photographs and/or photos with articles have been published in numerous photography magazines, on calendars, posters, cards, all types of promotional materials and used in national advertising.

Bryan Haile

Bryan began photographing the Colorado, Utah and New Mexico landscape on film in 1993, at that same time began a friendship with Dan Norris and Tom Till in Moab, Utah. For 10 years his specialty was taking pictures of people. His goal- to show the beauty, grace, strength and enthusiasm of people in portraits, weddings and other celebrations. Bryan enjoys sharing his photography knowledge with Moab’s visitors.

Colorado Photographer

Bret Edge

Bret Edge is a professional nature and adventure photographer based in beautiful Moab, Utah. His work has been used worldwide in commercial and editorial applications. Bret is available to privately guide photographers in Arches & Canyonlands National Park. Other services include custom photo itineraries, fine art and stock photography.

Colorado Photographer

Susie Masterson

Susie Masterson has been enjoying the wilderness and photography most of her life. To her, the most wonderful images come when the beauty of a wilderness experience is forever captured “on film”. She has a line of note cards from Colorado and Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. Her stock photography has been used in advertisements and GuestGuide Publications many publications.