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The 23rd Annual Backcountry Bash is coming up November 14. This exciting fundraisers for the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative features food, beer, music, emcee Donny Roth, live and silent auctions, and an awesome film! Learn more >

Join the CMC for monthly mountain talk at our Peak Happy Hour series! The fall events will be held at Barrels & Bottles in downtown Golden. Learn more >

Adventure Travel

The CMC leads dozens of trips around the world every year, from summit hikes in Mexico to cycle tours of Italy. Make your next vacation
the adventure of a lifetime. Learn more >

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Meet new people and explore the mountains with the Colorado Mountain Club. Join us for trips, hikes and activities throughout the state! JOIN NOW!

2015 Year of the Mountaineer | World Summit Series

2015 is the year to reach for a major summit and attain your mountaineering goals! We are planning itineraries for six of the Seven Summits - Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Everest, Mt. Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kozciuszko, and Denali.Learn more >


mySummits - online summit registry

Welcome to mySummits – a virtual summit register available to anyone and everyone who climb the mountains of Colorado! Register your summits, today!


Radical Reels Tour

October 8-10, 2015
Golden, CO

Huck-it! Drop-it! Get stoked for this year’s presentation of the most outrageous films from the 39th annual Banff Mountain Film Competition! RADICAL REELS is dropping big at the American Mountaineering Center in October 2015.



Steve Gladbach Memorial Moments 5

Leave No Trace



CMC Blog

New Series: Hiking with Children

By Jason Kolaczkowski

I guess if we are honest with ourselves, we’d probably recognize that we hope the boys find similar joy in alpine climbing. It would allow us to experience each other’s company in a whole different way. That being said, that hope falls dramatically short of the more simple desire to have our children find their own pleasures in the outdoors, whatever those pleasures may be. With the boys now at 9 months old, we’ve started that journey of helping them experience the outdoors. Read more...

CMC Press Book of the Month

The Best Canyonlands National Park Hikes


The Best Canyonlands National Park Hikes is the second pack guide published for the state of Utah by Colorado Mountain Club Press. The 20 hiking trails in this fit-in-your-pocket guide will help you explore Canyonlands National Park—337,570 acres of high-desert wonderland just southwest of Moab, Utah. Fall is a great time to hike in the desert! To order a copy, please visit our store or call 303-279-3080.




Featured Adventure Travel Trip

Yellowstone in Winter 2016

February 10-15, 2016

***Register before Oct. 1 and save $50!***

Yellowstone in Winter is a classic Adventure Travel trip that has been sponsored by the CMC for over 20 years. It's a fine balance of camaraderie for outdoor adventures, happy hours and meals, and opportunities to tailor each day’s snowy outings to individual skills and abilities.

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Founded in 1912 and designed to unite adventure, education and preservation, we represent the Colorado lifestyle and everything that is great about Colorado.


Upcoming Schools and Events



Monday, October 5
Rock Second School Session B (Denver Group)

Tuesday, October 6
Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 8-10
Radical Reels (State CMC)

Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11
Teen Ventures ROCKtober Getaway (Youth Education)

Thursday, October 15
Adult First Aid, CPR and AED (Denver Group)

Begins Tuesday, October 20
Rock Rescue Level II Session C (Denver Group)

Wednesday, October 21
Early Release Day (Youth Education)

Thursday, October 22
Hiking in Utah: Photography Presentation (CMC Press)

Saturday, October 24
Camera Settings, Techniques and Photo Editing (Denver Group)

Sunday, October 25
Annual Dinner (Denver Group)

Wednesday, October 28
Leaderfest (Pikes Peak Group)

Begins Wednesday, October 28
High-Altitude Mountaineering School (Pikes Peak Group)

Begins Wednesday, October 28
Rock Rescue Level II (Denver Group)

Thursday, October 29
Armchair Adventure: Macchu Picchu (Adventure Travel)

Friday, October 30
Fall Equipment Sale (Denver Group)

Saturday, October 31
New Member Orientation (Pikes Peak Group)

Monday, November 2
Knot Tying Seminar (Denver Group)

All Summer 2015
CMC Stewardship Projects

Throughout 2015
Adventure Travel Trips