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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!

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 >

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 >

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!

RogersMills Team - get involved for just $5/month!

RogersMills Team

RogersMills Team members make up a community of individuals from across the state that are dedicated to conserving the Colorado experience. Get invovled for just $5/month! Learn more.

Come climbing or explore the mountains with the CMC Youth Education Program! Specialized multi-day courses offer outdoor skill-building and adventure! We offer programs for all ages and abilities. Financial assistance is available. Register for summer Adventure Courses TODAY!

Upcoming CMC Events



Backyard Benefit
3-6pm Sunday, June 7


Swing by the American Mountaineering Center lawn for the Colorado Mountain Club's 3rd Annual Backyard Benefit for the Youth Education Program! Join us June 7 for an evening of snacks and treats, beverages, bluegrass music, lawn games, a silent auction and a great cause.

CMC Blog

When Nobody's Watching

By Denali trip leader Jason Kolaczkowski

You throw on a heavy pack, piled high with gear you’ll never need – ice ax, crampons, snow shoes, snow picket – and get passed by the trail runners who gaze at you in bemusement. You do it because it’s the right thing to do. Read more...

Navigation | Video Series

Steven Gladbach Memorial Series (Part 4)

You are heading out into the backcountry. You think you know exactly where you are going and that it will be easy to get back. But is it? What if clouds roll in? What if you get caught out after dark? What would you do if you really did get lost?


Featured Adventure Travel Trip


Yampa River/Green River Rafting & Hiking

June 8-12, 2015

Five days of river rafting the Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument with day hikes to historical sites, archeological sites, and other natural sites. The Yampa is the only undammed tributary of the Colorado River. Oar boats, inflatable kayaks, and paddle boats will be utilized.

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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.


Schools & Activities

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Begins Thursday, March 26
Trip Leader Training (Pikes Peak Group)

Saturday, March 28
Trail Work at Grey Rock (Ft. Collins Group)

Begins Wednesday, April 1
Intro to Climbing - Session C (Denver Group)

Begins Wednesday, April 1
Basic Mountaineering - Wilderness Land Navigation (Pikes Peak Group)

Begins Wednesday, April 1
Fly Fishing School (Denver Group)

Saturday, April 4
Trip Leadership School (Denver Group)

Begins Tuesday, April 7
Wilderness Trekking School (Denver Group)

Tuesday, April 7
Hiking Route and Trip Planning (Boulder Group)

Begins Thursday, April 9
Wilderness First Aid (Pikes Peak Group)

Saturday, April 11
BMS Navigation 2 - Session A (Denver Group)

Sunday, April 12
BMS Navigation 2 - Session B (Denver Group)

Sunday, April 12
Wilderness First Aid Refresher (Denver Group)

Begins Tuesday, April 14
Basic Rock School (Boulder Group)

Wednesday, April 15
Common Hiking/Backpacking Injuries & Prevention (Ft. Collins Group)

Thursday, April 16
Fly Fishing Presentation (Denver Group)

Saturday, April 18
CPR Training (Pikes Peak Group)

Begins Wednesday, April 22
Wilderness First Aid (Ft. Collins Group)

Wednesday, April 22
Early Release Day Program (Youth Education)

Begins Wednesday, April 22
Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar (Denver Group)

Wednesday, April 22
Leaderfest (Pikes Peak Group)

Saturday, April 25
Technical Snow Session A (Denver Group)  

Sunday, April 26
Technical Snow Session B (Denver Group)

Begins Tuesday, April 28
Basic Mountaineering School: Alpine Snow Climbing (Pikes Peak Group)

Thursday, April 30
Leader/Instructor Gathering (Denver Group)

Saturday, May 2
Family Climbing (Youth Education Program)