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Yellowstone in Winter 2016 (Wait List)

 

The Old Faithful Geyser basin serves as a luxurious basecamp for this CMC adventure. There are numerous trails leaving right from the lodge, and snowshoers and cross-country skiers can plan a day’s outing of any length or ability.

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Date: February 10 - 15, 2016 (6 days)  Price: From $1946

Grand Canyon Raft & Hike

 

Take a motorized raft trip and add 5 extra days for hiking along the way. This 12-day raft trip ends with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a plane flight back to the put-in.

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Date: April 23 - May 5, 2016 (13 days)  Price: From $4535

Neon/Chop Rock Canyon Llama Trek (Wait List)

 

Experience 5 days of incredible hikes in the Egypt area of the Escalante/Grand Staircase, Utah! Hike in the beautiful desert sands near the Escalante River between Chop Rock and Neon canyons, make river crossings, and explore breathtaking narrows and side canyons.

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Date: May 2 - 6, 2016 (5 days)  Price: From $1780

Moab Mountain Bike/Hike Adventure  New Trip!oab Mountain Bike/Hike AdventureMoab Mountain Bike

: This is a base camp trip with no set itinerary. Each day we
help participants to connect with other
participants and find a ride or hike that best suits them. All meals
are served at a common time to build community and
for convenience. There is typically live music and a facilitated drum ci
rcle each night. There are often yard games that
can be played at the main camp.

 

We will base camp near Moab and explore the famous mountain biking and hiking trails in the Moab area. You will ride or hike with groups of various sizes and abilities for four days of adventure in this amazing desert wonderland. All savory meals (Wed – Sun breakfast) are provided and prepared by our desert gourmet chef. Our group campsite has porto-potties, water, a bonfire every night with live music, games, a fun filled drum circle, a sweat lodge and other group activities. Life long friends are made every year. You will need to bring your own camping gear and bike (if you ride) or rent one in Moab. There are rides and hikes suited for beginning to advanced riders of all ages. Not included: Transportation, bike and helmet if needed and personal camping gear. Custom annual t-shirt for all participants.

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Date: May 18 - 22, 2016 (5 days)  Price: From $355

Scotland's Highland Way and Ben Nevis Climb (Wait List)

 

Hike Scotland’s West Highland Way for beside lochs, waterfalls, and craggy mountains in the Scottish Highlands!  Then, climb to the summit of “the Ben” (4,409 feet), weather permitting. Tour medieval Edinburgh, Stirling (home of William Wallace), the Eliean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands, and a Scotch distillery.

Date: May 18 - 31, 2016 (14 days)  Price: From $3100

Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes: Memorial Day Weekend New Trip!

 

Enjoy a wonderful trip to the highest sand dunes in North America. This trip will have three different hikes that will fit perfectly in your three day weekend. We'll hike in the dunes, we'll see Zapata Falls and Zapata Lake, and we'll hike along the base of the dunes

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Date: May 28 - 30 (3 days)  Price: From $355

Michelson Bicycle Trail, South Dakota New Trip!

 

Ride the 109 mile Michelson Trail in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota. A beautiful Rails to Trails converted trail completed in 1998. Three days of riding the trail through forest, mountains, meadows, and gold mining districts all at a reasonable 3% grade on good gravel trail. Stay in historic Black Hills towns easily explored by foot from our hotels. Five and a half hour drive from Denver to start location. This is a self guided and supported ride, we will not have a sag wagon.

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Date: June 3 - 6 (4 days)  Price: From $450

Alaska National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, Kongakut River Raft and Hike New Trip!

 

The Kongakut River is a classic wilderness trip in arctic Alaska where only 1500 visitors per year see this 19-million acre refuge. You will see the Alaska Wilderness from the air, river, and on foot. This trip starts and ends in Fairbanks, Alaska. On the first day, we will meet with our outfitter and stay the night in Fairbanks. The next day we fly 200 miles north from Fairbanks, across the Yukon River and the Arctic Circle to the Gwich’in Athabascan village of Arctic Village. From there, we board a smaller plane and carry on through the Brooks Range to a river bar alongside the Kongakut River. With fun rafting, endless hiking and great chances for seeing caribou, paddling the headwaters of the Kongakut river is a great way to experience the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the eastern Brooks Range. An experienced outfitter will provide the raft, food, small plane flights to the drop off and pick up points, and guide services. There will be some hiking the first and last day as well as three full days at different points from the river.

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Date: June 11-20, 2016 (10 days)  Price: From $6,280 

Easy Hikes in the Dolomites 

 

The Dolomites Mountains are a dream destination! One can hike at different intensity levels in this magnificent area while enjoying breathtaking views. Our trip is designed for hikers who enjoy easier day hikes, around 6 miles daily with about 1,000 feet elevation gain. We will use a variety of ski lifts, gondolas, chairs, buses, etc. to be able to hike along ridges with magnificent 360-degree views.

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Date: June 17-26, 2016 (9 days)  Price: From $3,450 

Climbing in the Alps

High Points of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania
Fundraiser for Backcountry Snowsports Alliance
 New Trip!

 

This trip will involve CMC’s 2nd ever trip to Bulgaria and first trip to Macedonia. High point of Macedonia is on the border with Albania. The group will visit many historic sites and national parks, including the world famous Rila Monastery in Bulgaria. The trip will offer a city tour of Sofia, including the mile long, Vitosha Street, pedestrian walkway in downtown Sofia; the cathedral; and museums. We will also visit Skopje.

The Bulgaria/Macedonia trip is also a fundraiser for CMC’s Backcountry Snowsports Initiative which works to sustain winter backcountry access for human powered recreationists.

The trip price includes a tax deductible donation of $200 to BSI.

This trip will involve
CMC
s 2
nd
ever trip to Bulgaria and first trip to Macedonia. High point of
Macedonia is on the border with Albania.
The group will visit many historic sites and national parks, including the
world famous Rila Monastery in Bulgaria.
The trip will offer a city tour of Sofia, including the mile long,
Vitosha Street, pedestrian walkway in downtown
Sofia; the cathedral; and museums. We will also visit Skopje.
The Bulgaria/Macedonia trip is also a fundraiser for CMC
s Backcountry Snowsports Initiative which works to
sustain winter backcountry access for human powered recreationists. The t
rip price includes a tax deductible
donation of $200 to BSI.

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Date: June 18 - 30, 2016 (13 days)  Price: From $1976

Climbing in the Alps

Climbing In The Alps New Trip!

 

Have you ever hiked a Colorado 12 or 13er and basked in the joy of not being on a 14er with 500 of your closest friends? Is it possible to do a trip to the Alps and not climb Mont Blanc or the Matterhorn? Come join me in July 2016 and find out. We’ll hike to the Panossiere Hut in Switzerland and climb four local peaks. I was here two years ago and saw three rope teams in two days.

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Date: July 9 - 18, 2016 (10 days)  Price: From $1300

Machu Picchu/Peru Trek

 

Join us for this extended trek to the historic ancient Inca city Machu Picchu. Tour the Sacred Valley outside of Cusco. For the main event, take a 7-day guided and supported trek on the Salkanty Trail over the scenic Inca Chiriasqu Pass, join the traditional Inca Trail at Huayllabamba, and arrive in Machu Picchu itself.

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Date: July 17 - 29, 2016 (13 days)  Price: From $2490

Crested Butte Hikes and Wildflowers New Trip!

 

Crested Butte’s title of Wildflower Capital of Colorado, designated by the state legislature in 1990, is undisputed. Imagine yourself hiking in the explosion of color—reds, yellows, blues, purples—that blankets the town and surrounding mountains in July. This 8-day (7-night) trip is scheduled during the peak of blossoms. We will see striking crimson and orange paintbrush, periwinkle columbines, scarlet gilia, iridescent blue flax, yellow sunflowers, purple delphiniums and dusky blue lupines to name a few among an extensive palette of sub-alpine and alpine flowers. All hikes are long, but leisurely, day-hikes from our quaint B&B in the charming town of Crested Butte. Our hikes will take us into three wilderness areas: West Elk Wilderness, Raggeds Wilderness and Maroon-Bells Snowmass Wilderness. One hike will be the classic Crested Butte to Aspen hike, 10 miles, 2,453 feet of elevation gain, with return transportation via shuttle van. On the rest day, we will explore the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and old mining town of Gothic. We will dine each evening in local establishments or at the B&B. Don’t miss these great hikes with their spectacular views and parade of color.

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Date: July 17 - 24, 2016 (8 days)  Price: From $1800

In State Outing 2016 New Trip!

 

The tradition lives on! This year at the Sweetwater River Ranch, the endless diversity of the northern Sangre de Cristo, Rainbow Trail, and Arkansas River become your backyard. Fish at the campsite, hike quiet trails, or read a book with the accompaniment of river sounds. Tent camp or upgrade to a cabin, and enjoy great company and catered food under The Big Tent!

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Date: July 31 - August 5, 2016 (6 days)  Price: From $550

Centennial Canoe Outfitters

Colorado Mountain Club Sponsored Trip Hosted by Centennial Canoe Outfitters:
Canoe & Hike the Canyons of the Gunnison River
 New Trip!

 

You will paddle and camp beside high walls of beautiful red sandstone deposited during the age of the dinosaurs on this guided/outfitted Gunnison River canoe trip through the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Interesting side trips into deep box canyons will leave you awed by the immensity of geologic time and the silence of the wilderness. We plan on staying camped in the same place for two nights in Dominguez Canyon, depending on campsite availability. This allows ample time for hiking the canyon, playing in the river and relaxing. The canyon hosts a 40-foot waterfall, secluded swimming holes and numerous ancient Indian petroglyphs.

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Date: August 26 - 28, 2016 (3 days)  Price: From $379

Alta Via I in the Italian Dolomites (Wait List)

 

Trek the ten-day Alta Via I route between mountain huts with wonderful panoramic views and well marked trails. Explore the extraordinary variety of walks and hikes through every imaginable type of terrain, mountain formation and setting. Explore World War I ruins, stay in remote and highly scenic places along the trails, and conclude your trip with a full day of sightseeing in Venice.

Date: August 27 - September 11, 2016 (14 days)  Price: From $2240

British Columbia, Canada

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast- British Columbia, Canada New Trip!

 

Remote wilderness adventure experience through British Columbia's Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Trip includes float plane accessed alpine hiking, lodging in backcountry cabin, alpine lake canoeing, grizzly bear drift tour, coastal hot springs and fiord tour

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Date: September 6 - 11, 2016 (9 days)  Price: From $4,266

British Columbia Great Bear Rainforest & Legend of the Spirit Bear (Wait List)

 

Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest left in the world! Take a water taxi ride through the coastal islands in the heart of the rainforest with chances to see orcas, whales, and porpoises. These islands are the only place in the world to see the rare Spirit Bear. Enjoy exclusive access to special viewing areas and accommodations in the Spirit Bear Lodge.

Date: September 9 -13, 2016 (5 days)  Price: From $4520

Camino de Santiago–Camino Sanabrés Route

 

Come and discover the Camino de Santiago the way it used to be, but with a difference. On this very special pilgrimage, we travel the way that most pilgrims have always traveled—on foot—but we stay in places that many kings, queens and dignitaries who’ve walked this way over the centuries could never have imagined: beautiful and unique country homes, estates, even an active monastery! 15-day itinerary includes a visit to Madrid at the beginning, Santiago de Compostela at the end, and just under 200km of walking the Camino de Santiago in between.

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Date: September 17 - October 1, 2016 (15 days)  Price: From $3499

Ireland: Best Hikes and Culture 

 

Visit the country of emerald green landscapes, windswept peaks, and craggy seascapes! Trek for 8 days along the Wicklow Way, near the Ring of Kerry, and on the Dingle Peninsula, including an attempt of Ireland’s highpoint Carranutuohill (3,406 ft). Tour Dublin, Killarney, and Dingle, including historic, mystical, and musical highlights.

Date: September 22 - October 6, 2016 (15 days)  Price: From $4200

Everest Base Camp and Nepal Trek New Trip!

 

This trek will take the participants to Everest Base Camp, as well as Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and other places, there is an option to climb Island Peak a 20, 000 foot trekking peak in the Himalaya. Weather permitting you should be able to see the Khumbu Icefall on Everest, as well as views of Lhotse, Makalu, and Island Peak.

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Date: October 1 - 22 (24 days)  Price: From $3500

Ancients Ruin Bike/Hike Adventure New Trip!

 

The Ancients Ruin Bike & Hike Adventure is 6 days mountain bike riding, hiking and camping through the heart of Ancient Puebloan’s country in the Cedar Mesa region of S.E. Utah. This vehicle supported adventure takes you across Cedar Mesa and the "Trail of the Ancients" and deep into canyons with numerous side trips to spectacular but little known Anasazi ruins. Most of the riding is on moderately rough dirt roads, perfect for mountain bikes, and the side hikes are short but challenging and afford a unique glimpse into the mysterious Anasazi way of life that flourished in the area over 900 years ago.

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Date: October 3 - 8 (6 days)  Price: From $695

Scorpion Gulch, Escalante River, Utah Llama Trek New Trip!

 

We will be hiking into a small tributary canyon of the Escalante River in the Glen Canyon NRA. Scorpion gulch meets the Escalante River at approximately the half way point of the river’s 100 miles course from the Town of Escalante to Lake Powell. The trailhead is from the Hole in the Rock Road about 25 miles. The hike to camp is a steady 6.5 miles to a more demanding 9 miles depending on campsite and day hike abilities. Water availability and weather may dictate some options. The llamas carry all of our gear and the guides do the cooking and cleanup for meals. We just carry a small daypack on our hikes.

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Date: October 23 - 28 (6 days)  Price: From $1,783

Christmas in Ukraine and Russia New Trip!

 

Celebrate Christmas 2016 amid the festive bustle of the Ukraine and Russian holiday season. We will visit Christmas markets and stroll wide, wintry boulevards while basking in the glow of twinkling holiday lights. We'll start our tour in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, from where the whole history of Russia started, reaching its Golden Age during the 10th-12th centuries. After a night train ride, we'll visit Moscow with its legendary Red Square and Kremlin, where Russian csars were coronated in the Assumption Cathedral. We'll finish our trip in beautiful St. Petersburg, where a tour highlight will be a visit to The Hermitage, one of the world's premier art museums. In addition to extensive walks in the downtown, we'll hike in parks in the city suburbs as well as visit the gorgeous and opulent palace of Catherine the Great. Optional evening tours will include a traditional Cossack folk performance, opera, ballet or circus. You might also decide to go ice skating or defrost in a local banya, the Russian equivalent of a sauna. And, of course, you will try famous borscht soup and Russian vodka! This will be a combination of sightseeing walking tours and visiting museums, palaces and churches in three cities.

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Date: December 17 - 29, 2016 (12 days)  Price: From $2795

Two Great Walks of New Zealand

 

Trek two of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Milford Track and the Abel Tasman Coast Track, both on the South Island and each very unique. Take an overnight cruise on the Milford Sound, a trip from Te Anau to Queenstown on the Backroads Bus, a historic steamship cruise of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, a crossing of Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington via the Interislander Cook Strait ferry, and conclude with an overnight stay on Kapiti Island.

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Date: March 24 - April 9, 2017 (15 days)  Price: From $3820

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Raft & Hike 2017

 

We travel in 35 foot rafts for 188 miles on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Whitmore Wash. This 12-day trip gives us 5 extra days for hiking compared to the traditional Grand Canyon 7 day trip. We finish with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a scenic plane flight back to the put-in. For B & C hiking levels.

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Date: April 22 - May 4, 2017 (13 days)  Price: From $4,730

Triglav National Park

A Hiking Sampler of Slovenia

 

This trip is a hiking sampler of Slovenia, giving the participant a varied and diverse experience. We will hike in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Julian Alps, do a 3 day hut -to hut hike in Triglav National Park, enjoy the great lakes of Bled and Bohinj, walk the war trails from WWI, walk the wine hills of “Slovenian Tuscany", visit the Mediterranean coast, taste the rich Slovenian cuisine, excellent wine and local organic products and get to know the local people, enter into their homes and learn about their lives, habits, culture and way of life.

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Date: August 26 - September 11, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4,425

Sneak Peak | Upcoming Trips Under Discussion
Check back soon to see which trips made the list!

 

Estes Park Snowshow

March 2016

Trekking and Culture in Cuba

Summer 2016

Hawaii Hiking: Kauai

Winter 2016

Kilimanjaro (Rongai Route) and Mt. Meru, Tanzania

July 2017

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