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The mission of the Association shall be to educate the members and the public as to the breeding, raising, care and use of llamas and alpacas.

Rocky Mountain Llama and Alpaca Association

The Rocky Mountain Llama and Alpaca Association came into existence when a group of about 40 enthusiasts met in 1982 in Monument, Colorado, and joined together in an effort to promote camelids to the general public and to help each other learn about the wonders of Llamas and Alpacas. Among the founders were individuals interested in the use of lamas for their fiber and for packing and hiking; persons who enjoyed their companionship as pets, and serious breeders interested in breeding genetically sound animals.

The founders were pioneers in promoting soundness and conformational strengths in lamas, sharing experiences for all uses of llamas and alpacas, and stimulating the beginnings of research. RMLA was incorporated in 1983, making it one of the oldest lama organizations.

Today the organization solidly continues in the direction set by our founding members for the purpose of sharing information about llamas and alpacas with fellow owners and the general public.

Serving & supporting the Camelid Community for over 40 years!

We’re Better Together!


Become a part of the llama and alpaca community. Find Members in your area. Participate in an RMLA Event. For those under 19 years, we have a terrific Youth Program.

Publications & Library

Explore our publications – Caring for Llamas & Alpacas and The RMLA Youth Manual. RMLA Members receive the quarterly Journal and can check out items from our Lending Library.


Browse dozens of informative articles about llamas and alpacas from multiple sources. The RMLA Blog is organized by topic and is available to anyone.

Want to join RMLA?

RMLA is open to and welcomes all people interested in becoming members.

Want to join RMLA?

RMLA is open to and welcomes all people interested in becoming members.