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Friend of the CMC – Support the CMC Cause


The Colorado Mountain Club is a charitable organization, so we have a supporting membership designed especially for people who don’t plan to participate in trips, yet believe in our cause of improving people’s lives through mountain experiences in recreation, education and conservation.



Because the CMC has thousands of members, we are a strong voice for natural places in the mountains, access, and conservation. We protect natural places in the mountains through advocacy and stewardship, so that Colorado will continue to have inspiring, beautiful, sustainable mountain open spaces. See the conservation pages for recent accomplishments.


Educational Opportunities for Youth and Adults

We instruct people of all ages how to enjoy the mountains, in safe, respectful, and fun ways. Our Youth Education Program teaches more than 7,000 k-12 students every year. Your support helps create a legacy of future outdoor enthusiasts. See the Youth Education pages for more information.


Trail & Timberline Magazine and CMC Press

T&T, our quarterly magazine is available on-line. Mountaineering stories, conservation information, and much more will keep you informed about the CMC.

The CMC Press publishes outstanding guidebooks and mountaineering history. Friends of the CMC enjoy a 20% discount on CMC Press, as well as discounts with a variety of outdoor retailers. See  a full list of member benefits.



CMC is a community of people who love the challenge, thrill, and inspiration of exploring the mountains. Hundreds of members are also volunteers who provide thousands of hikes and classes every year. The Club provides liability insurance for our volunteers, so they can do what they do best – take people outside, knowing that they have organizational support behind them. As a Friend of the CMC, you can be a supporter and member of this community at events and/or through our publications.


As a Friend of the CMC, you are part of an organization with more than a century of experience helping people explore, conserve, and learn about Colorado’s mountains. No other club in Colorado has those credentials.