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 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 magazine, Trail & Timberline, and operates a press with more than 50 current titles. No other organization in the Intermountain West employs such a strong or broad approach to connecting people with the Rocky Mountain landscape.
When you join the Colorado Mountain Club, you receive a variety of member benefits including:
ProMotive.com - get exclusive access to top brands eager to reward you with up to 70% off of retail
Discounts at select outdoor retailers and Colorado gear shops
Exclusive member pricing on special events and tickets sales for Banff Mountain Film Festival, Radical Reels, Backcountry Filmfest, Backcountry Bash, the American Mountaineering Museum, and more.
Member pricing on active vacations & small group itineraries to mountain destinations around the world with CMC Adventure Travel
2 issues of Trail & Timberline magazine
Save 20% on guidebook purchases from CMC Press at cmc.org/store and Mountaineers Books at mountaineersbooks.org
Access to CMC-maintained backcountry huts - Brainard Cabin and Arestua Cabin
Special member pricing for CMC’s youth adventure courses with YEP
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Which CMC Group should I join?
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.
What are CMC's membership rates?
What are the great benefits I get as a member?
I want to learn a new mountain skill. Check out our selection of schools!
I want to go on a hike and meet great people. Check out the calendar!
I want to travel and hike some international peaks. Check out Adventure Travel!
I want to come to events in Golden at the American Mountaineering Center. Check out CMC's event series of speakers, films and fundraisers!
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