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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 >


RMNP Centennial Celebration

2015 Year of the Mountaineer | RMNP Centennial Celebration


Join in the celebration! Officially kicking off in September 2014, CMC is celebrating the RMNP Centennial by offering member-led climbs of 100 of the 125 named peaks, hike packages totaling 100 miles in the Park, and Colorado Native Plant Master wildflower hikes in the summer of 2015. Learn more >

Advocating for Wilderness

Colorado Senator Mark Udall released draft legislation to create the Browns Canyon National Monument, covering 22,000 acres of landscape surrounding the Arkansas River in Central Colorado. Read more about this exciting victory.

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!

22nd Annual Backcountry Bash

The Backcountry Bash is the Colorado Mountain Club’s signature winter fundraiser event and is a celebration of human-powered, winter recreation in Colorado. Plus, enjoy a special screening of the season’s hottest new ski film!  Buy Tickets, today!

Upcoming CMC Events


Ghost Town - Radical Reels Tour 2014 Promo Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Radical Reels 2014

Thursday through Saturday, October 9, 10, 11
American Mountaineering Center
Tickets: $15


The Radical Reels Tour runs every spring & fall and spans North America, bringing a variety of mountain sport films to a wide range of viewers from hard-core outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors. Grab your tickets and hang on to your seat for the best jaw-dropping mountain sport films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more – all brought to life on the big screen.




Backcountry Bash

Saturday, November 15

Tickets: $35


The 22nd annual Backcountry Bash is the Colorado Mountain Club’s signature winter fundraiser event and is a celebration of human-powered, winter recreation in Colorado. Plus, enjoy a special screening of the season’s hottest new ski film! 


  • Auction for hut trips, gear & more
  • Delicious beer, wine and food
  • One of the season’s hottest ski films 
  • Benefit CMC’s Conservation program & Backcountry Snowsports Initiative


Latest from the CMC Blog

The Line Between Disorder and Order

by Member Jason Kolaczkowski


Admittedly, quite a bit of what we do is a bit out on the edge. That being said, for me personally, climbing is about mitigating risk, not about seeking risk.

I’ve written about training as a key component of mitigating risk: making sure you body is prepared and capable of carrying out whatever plan you put in place. But what about the act of making the plan itself. Sun Tzu wrote, “The line between order and disorder lies in logistics.” We need to take that seriously; quite literally our lives are depending on it. Read more...





Featured Adventure Travel Trip

Yellowstone in Winter 2015

January 21-26, 2015


Join Colorado Mountain Club members on this Adventure Travel trip to the world's first national park!


Steaming geysers, bison, elk, deer and other wildlife are all part of the experience of visiting Yellowstone in winter. Skiers, snowshoers, nature lovers and photographers will all enjoy the convenient trails leading directly from the Yellowstone Snow Lodge to the geysers and waterfalls. Enjoy all that Yellowstone has to offer...without the crowds!


For more information and to register, click here. Non CMC members are welcome!

OR contact Cindy Ward at or 314-707-8058314-707-8058.

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Schools & Activities

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Wednesday, October 1
CMC Open Wall Climb


Thursday, October 3 (Denver Group)
Fall Equipment Sale


Begins Saturday, October 4
Trip Leadership School (Denver Group)


Begins Saturday, October 4
Wilderness First Aid (Denver Group)


Begins Wednesday, October 8
Anchors Seminar (Denver Group)


Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 9-11
Radical Reels


Saturday, October 11
Ice Cave Cliffs Trail Maintenance (Pikes Peak Group)


Begins Monday, October 13
Intermediate Self Rescue Session A (Denver Group)


Wednesday, October 14
CMC Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Thursday, October 15
CMC New Member Orientation Webinar (Denver Group)


Thursday, October 16
Year of the Mountaineer Speaker Series: Brogan! (State CMC)

Thursday, October 16
CMC New Member Webinar (State CMC)

Begins Monday, October 20
Intermediate Self-Rescue Session B (Denver Group)


Begins Monday, October 20
High Altitude Mountaineering School (Pikes Peak Group)


Tuesday, October 21
CMC Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Wednesday, October 22
Leaderfest (Pikes Peak Group)


Begins Tuesday, October 28
Advanced Self Rescue (Denver Group)


Wednesday, October 29
CMC Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Friday, October 31
5th Annual Halloween Hike (Fort Collins Group)