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Creating, Defining and Protecting the Colorado Experience

From the beginning, the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) has worked to create, define and protect the Colorado experience.  In 1912, CMC charter members Enos Mills and James Grafton Rogers worked tirelessly to designate the Estes Park Valley and beyond as Rocky Mountain National Park.  Their success in 1915 marked the beginning of the CMC lands legacy and changed millions of lives.  This is the very heart of the CMC – a combination of experience, belief, and action.  Today, the CMC Lands Department continues this tradition by promoting sustainable recreation, protecting wild lands, creating and maintaining access to Colorado’s best places, and engaging in stewardship in the places that hold so much meaning for CMC members.  Read on and click on the links below to learn what we are planning for 2015 and beyond.


We partner with entities throughout the region to protect ecologically significant wildlands in the Southern Rockies ecosystem.


We work to maintain and create access to important recreation areas across Colorado.


We join with state and federal land managers to build processes, directives and plans that support sustainable and diverse recreation within the state.


We unite winter organizations and enthusiasts in the important goal of maintaining snow, mountain town and winter recreation culture and opportunities in Colorado.


We perform land conservation projects within the Southern Rockies to give back to places that we love.

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The direction, campaigns and success of the CMC Lands Department is a reflection of our supporters, both members and non-members of the CMC.  Join the RogersMills Team to add your voice to these important efforts, and gain access to seasonal Lands trips.




To sign up for the LANDS LOWDOWN, 

our monthly e-newsletter.

Upcoming Events


Lands Department Winter Social & Planning Meeting

For more information and an invite,

 join the RogersMills Team 

or contact Heather Macslarrow, Lands Director, 



The holiday season is officially upon us.  This year,

give the gift of giving back.

From ornaments to species adoptions, there are 

plenty of green presents.  Check out a few of our favorites out here: 

World Wildlife Fund Gift Center

Heifer International Gift Catalog

If you want to be charitable AND a fashionista, check out

Harper's Bazaar Charitable Gift Giving Guide


The Sand County Foundation is now accepting applications for the

Leopold Conservation Award.  

Nominate an amazing conservationist by FEBRUARY 9, 2015.