Join the Colorado Mountain Club Today
Explore the mountains and meet new people with the Colorado Mountain Club. Join us for trips, hikes and activities throughout the state!
The Colorado Mountain Club is the state’s leading organization dedicated to adventure, recreation, conservation and education. Founded in 1912, the CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor recreation. The Club comprises 14 regional groups across the state to serve the local needs of its members and partners. To ensure the continued enjoyment of Colorado’s pristine places, the CMC also leads efforts to protect wild and public lands with its conservation and stewardship programs. The Club publishes a quarterly magazine, Trail & Timberline, and operates a press with more than 45 current titles. No other organization in the Intermountain West employs such a strong or broad approach to connecting people with the Rocky Mountain landscape.
Our mission is to unite the interest and knowledge of students, explorers and lovers of the mountains; collect and distribute Rocky Mountain information representing science, literature, art, and recreation; stimulate public awareness and interest in Colorado, encourage environmental preservation; and make our beautiful, alpine attractions available to all.
As a CMC member, you can hike or climb nearly every day of the week, learn new outdoor skills or improve those you already have, volunteer for a stewardship project, help build a new hiking trail or maintain an old one, take a class in geology or botany, and enjoy our CMC publications. You can also purchase items from the store with a 20% member discount.
When you join the Colorado Mountain Club, you receive a variety of member benefits including:
- 20% member discount on CMC Press Books
- 15% member discount on CMC hat, t-shirts, and hoodies
- 40% off admission to the American Mountaineering Museum
- 4 issues of Trail & Timberline magazine
- FREE signups to over 3,000 separate mountain adventures annually, ranging from easy day hikes and snowshoe trips, to peak climbs, cross-country, and downhill ski trips, to long day walks
- Access to courses, classes and seminars throughout the state
- Discounts at outdoor retailers including: Mountainsmith, The Mountaineers Books, Neptune Mountaineering, Adventure Medical Kits and Bent Gate Mountaineering
Plus, our mountains will benefit, too! How? Our Conservation staff works tirelessly to preserve wild places and backcountry recreation opportunities. See how...
More Partner Benefits - CMC members enjoy benefits offered by our sister organizations across the country. Visit our Mountain Club Partners page to see how you can take advantage of this opportunity.
The Colorado Mountain Club is organized into local Groups. When you join the Club, you may join the Group of your choice. For members who live outside the state of Colorado, we offer the Friends of Colorado group. The Group you choose will provide the majority of Club services that you receive. All activities offered by any group are open to all CMC members regardless of group affiliation.
Which Group should I join?
Please click here for more information about individual, family and young adult membership rates.