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CMC Presents: Backcountry Film Festival

This winter festival features the seasons best ski films - promoting the work of grassroots filmmakers who tell compelling and entertaining stories of the backcountry, non-motorized recreation, and environmental preservation. Get your tickets, now!

Advocating for Wilderness

Colorado Senator Mark Udall released draft legislation to create the Browns Canyon National Monument, covering 22,000 acres of landscape surrounding the Arkansas River in Central Colorado. Read more about this exciting victory.

mySummits - online summit registry

Welcome to mySummits – a virtual summit register available to anyone and everyone who climb the mountains of Colorado! Register your summits, today!

4th Annual Spring into Service - Apex Park, Golden

Help us kick off the 2014 field season with a volunteer project at Apex Park to repair trails and flood damage. A full day of food, music, fun and hard work will help Jefferson County re-open this great recreational asset in our backyard. Register, today.

2nd Annual Backyard Benefit

Summer will be in full swing, so swing by the American Mountaineering Center lawn for the Colorado Mountain Club's 2nd Annual Backyard Benefit for CMC's Youth Education Program! There's no better way to enjoy a summer night than joining us on June 27th for an evening of barbeque, beverages, bluegrass music, lawn games, a silent auction and a great cause. Buy Tickets, today.

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Wind Rivers Wyoming Llama Trek


This is a classic Wind River Range trip and covers a large portion of the northern Popo Agie Wilderness, including glacial cirques and many high alpine lakes with plentiful trout fishing. Typical wildlife seen is moose, deer, and elk. We will move camps each day except for two layover days. Participants will carry day packs and the llamas will carry all of the camp gear. Our guides will do all of the cooking.


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Andrew Skurka: Lightweight Hiking Skills Clinic

7pm Wednesday, May 7


A backpacking trip consists of two distinct activities: hiking and camping. In this instructional clinic, renowned long-distance backpacker Andrew Skurka will discuss the gear, supplies and skills necessary to make hiking more fun and less work, without compromising your safety or your comfort in camp. Doors open at 6:30pm.

ABOUT ANDREW SKURKA: Skurka is one of the most accomplished backpackers in the world, most well known for his 4,700-mile 6-month Alaska-Yukon Expedition, the 6,875-mile 7-month Great Western Loop, and the 7,775-mile 11-month Sea-to-Sea Route. He has been named “Adventurer of the Year” by the National Geographic Society and by Outside, and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker. He is the author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide.



Spring Into Service 2014

Saturday, May 17


CMC's 4th annual Spring into Service Event will be held at Apex Park in Golden CO. Help us kick off the 2014 field season with a volunteer project at Apex park to repair trails and flood damage. A full day of food, music, fun and hard work will help Jeffco Open Space re-open this great recreational asset in our backyard.

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Basic Rock School
Begins Tuesday, April 15
Boulder Group


Presentation: After the Floods in Boulder Open Space
Wednesday, April 16
Boulder Group 


New Member Orientation Webinar
Thursday, April 17
State CMC


Hard Snow Climbing Clinic
Saturday, April 26
Gore Range Group


Basic Mountaineering School: Colorado Alpine Snow Mountaineering
Begins Tuesday, April 29
Pikes Peak Group

Adult and Child Anchor-building Class
Saturday, May 3
Youth Education Program

New and Prospective Member Meeting
Tuesday, May 6
Fort Collins Group

Wilderness Survival School

Begins Wednesday, May 7
Denver Group

Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar

Begins Wednesday, May 7
Denver Group

Andrew Skurka: Lightweight Hiking Clinic

Wednesday, May 7
State CMC

Basics of Nature Photography

Begins Saturday, May 10
Denver Group

Presentation: Chasing Cutthroats in the Weminche Wilderness

Thursday, May 15

Denver Group

Trip Leader School

Begins Saturday, May 17
Aspen Group

Spring Into Service at Apex Park

Saturday, May 17

State CMC