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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!

Youth Education Program (YEP)

The Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provides active learning through outdoor and adventure education. Learn more >


Join us for this Summer’s greatest adventure – YOUR adventure! Be part of a community that believes we have to actively protect the mountain experience, that new skills can take you to new places and that smart is the best way to explore. Learn more >

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 >

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!

MountainUp - July/August Adventure Campaign

Join us for this Summer’s greatest adventure – YOUR adventure. Be part of a community that believes we have to actively protect the mountain experience, that new skills can take you to new places and that smart is the best way to explore. This Summer CMC needs you to set your sights on a personal milestone, set a fundraising goal and set out on your own adventure for our mountains.


Summer Appeal

Do you love our mountains? Show your love with a gift to CMC! Our Summer Appeal is underway and we are asking you to make a gift to support our important work in education and conservation around Colorado. Our mountains need your love -- make a gift to CMC today.


Peak Happy Hour Series -
Summer 2016

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder)
July 13 / August 10 / September 14


Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for our Peak of the Week happy hour series! Wednesdays are the perfect time to get together with fellow mountain enthusiasts over a pint – after all, you've finally recovered enough from the previous weekend’s adventures to start making plans for the next, right? Celebrate all things outdoors with an evening of fun, tasty beer, socializing and networking. $1 from every beer sold between 5pm & 9pm will be donated back to CMC!


CMC Blog

Say Hello to the CMC Summer Interns

By Colorado Mountain Club


The Colorado Mountain Club is welcoming three interns for the summer months. Reed Fischer, Libby Gemperline and Beth Ebisch are joining the CMC team to help with marketing, membership and the Backcountry Snowsport Initiative.


CMC Press Book of the Month

The Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes

by Marlene M. Borneman

Buy the ebook from Mountaineers Books

From the plains to the high mountains, Colorado is known for its magnificent displays of wildflowers. The Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes showcases 22 trails filled with native wildflower species across five life zones. Trail descriptions include habitats and interesting tidbits on the plants, along with a listing of native flora with both common and scientific names.

This pack guide focuses on easily accessible hikes, as well as a variety of habitats and flora. The Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes will lead beginning wildflower enthusiasts, as well as veteran observers, to stunning wildflowers along Colorado’s mountain trails.

To order a copy, please visit our store or call 303-279-3080.



Featured Adventure Travel Trip

In State Outing

July 31 - August 5, 2016

The In State Outing (ISO) is an annual event that showcases an area of Colorado. This year’s ISO will take place at the foot of the northern Sangre de Cristo range. This area has excellent access to high mountain lake hikes and section hiking of the Rainbow Trail. The campsite, Sweetwater River Ranch near Texas Creek, is situated on the bank of the Arkansas River between Salida and Westcliffe.

You will have ample opportunities to hike, mountain bike, and fish. The base price includes a tenting spot, all meals, and evening events. Choose from 4-5 organized hikes each day with a variety of distances and elevation gain.

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Featured Stewardship Opportunity

Badger Flats Habitat Restoration

July 23 & July 30, 2016

Come join the CMC Stewardship Team in partnership with the South Park Ranger District. On June 23rd and June 30th from 9 am - 3 pm volunteers are invited to a day addressing wildlife habitat degradation by installing signs, constructing natural barriers & fences, re-seeding, inventorying and closing non-system roads and trails. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided for all who join. Come enjoy a day outside with new friends while giving back to your public lands!

For more information and volunteer registration please visit:

July 23rd  and July 30th

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Upcoming Schools and Events


Monday, July 18
YEP Intermediate Rock Climbing

Tuesday, July 19
New and Prospective Member Orientation

Thursday, July 21
Fly Fishing Section Meeting

Saturday, July 23
Badger Flats Habitat Restoration

Monday, July 25
YEP Advanced Climbing

Thursday, July 28
Adventurers Unite: Dinner and Beer

Saturday, July 30
Western Dance Night at The Outpost

Saturday, July 30  
Wilderness First Aid

Monday, August 1
YEP Teen Ventures' Camping & Climbing Getaway 

Monday, August 1
Rock Rescue Level 1 (Denver Group)

Saturday, August 6
Fly Fishing Annual Picnic (Denver Group)

Wednesday, August 10
Photography Section Meeting

Sunday, August 14
Wilderness First Aid Refresher

Throughout 2016
Adventure Travel Trips







About the CMC


Founded in 1912 and designed to unite adventure, education and preservation, we represent the Colorado lifestyle and everything that is great about Colorado.

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Youth Education

The CMC’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provides active learning through outdoor and adventure education. Explore the mountains with specialized multi-day adventure courses or integrated learning with area schools for youth ages 9-18. Learn more >>

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