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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 hone those you already have, attend a conservation program, help build a new hiking trail or maintain an old one, take a class in geology or botany, enjoy our CMC publications. You can also purchase items from the store with a 20% member discount.

Member Benefits

When you join the Colorado Mountain Club, you receive a variety of  member benefits including:

Plus, our mountains will benefit, too! How? Our Conservation Department works tirelessly to preserve quiet open spaces.

New Partner Benefits - CMC members now enjoy benefits with our sister organizations across the country. See Partner Benefits to take advantage of this opportunity.

CMC Groups

The Colorado Mountain Club is organized into local Groups. When you join the Club, you join one of the local groups. There is even a group for members who live outside the state of Colorado, called Friends of Colorado.

Your local group will provide the majority of Club services that you receive. All activities of any group are open to all CMC members regardless of group affiliation.

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Membership Rates

Please click here for more information about individual, family and young adult pricing.


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