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Colorado Mountain Club Press

Colorado's Premier Outdoor Recreation Guides


The Colorado Mountain Club Press is the publishing division of the largest recreation, outdoor education, and conservation organization in the Rocky Mountains. You'll find our books at many bookstores and outdoor retailers throughout the state.


Most of our books are written by and field checked by members of the Colorado Mountain Club, who, like you, are outdoor enthusiasts, dedicated to exploring, preserving, and enjoying the natural world.

The club has been active in publishing for nearly a century. One of our most definitive books, Guide to the Colorado Mountains (or Ormes, as it is affectionately known), has been in continuous publication for 60 years, earning the title of the best-selling Colorado book of all time, with more than 250,000 copies sold to date.


In 2013, the press published The Best Vail Valley Hikes, The Best Estes Park Hikes, The Colorado Trail Databook, fifth edition, and The Best Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes.


Some of our best-selling books include The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook, now in its eighth edition; The Colorado 14ers: The Standard Routes; The Colorado 14ers Pack Guide; and The Best Front Range Hikes.


You'll find our latest books at CMC’s front desk, but you can also order online at our Store or over the phone at 303-279-3080. CMC members receive a 20% discount on all CMC Press titles, as well as a 20% discount on titles from the press’s distributor, The Mountaineers Books.