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. Follow the links below to learn what we are planning for 2015 and beyond.
WILDS We partner with entities throughout the region to protect ecologically significant wildlands in the Southern Rockies ecosystem.
ACCESS We work to maintain and create access to important recreation areas across Colorado.
RECREATION We join with state and federal land managers to build processes, directives and plans that support sustainable and diverse recreation within the state.
BSI We unite winter organizations and enthusiasts in the important goal of maintaining snow, mountain town and winter recreation culture and opportunities in Colorado.
STEWARDSHIP We perform land conservation projects within the Southern Rockies to give back to places that we love.