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2014 Holiday Gear and Publication Sale

Get great deals on items for the holidays and take up to 40% off some great publications and CMC Gear December 1-22! Treat yourself or a loved one to a snuggly hoodies for the holidays or give the gift of a guidebook!. Shop now >.

CMC Presents: Backcountry Film Festival

This Winter Wildlands Alliance 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!

RMNP Centennial Celebration

2015 Year of the Mountaineer | RMNP Centennial Celebration


Join in the celebration! Officially kicking off in September 2014, CMC is celebrating the RMNP Centennial by offering member-led climbs of 100 of the 125 named peaks, hike packages totaling 100 miles in the Park, and Colorado Native Plant Master wildflower hikes in the summer of 2015. Learn more >

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!

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Become a Member, today!

Meet new people and explore the mountains with the Colorado Mountain Club. Join us for trips, hikes and activities throughout the state! JOIN NOW!

2015 Year of the Mountaineer | World Summit Series

2015 is the year to reach for a major summit and attain your mountaineering goals! We are planning itineraries for six of the Seven Summits - Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Everest, Mt. Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kozciuszko, and Denali.Learn more >


Upcoming CMC Events




Backcountry Film Festival 2014-15


Salida - Jan. 10
Boulder - Feb. 5
Leadville - Feb. 13
Grand Junction - Feb. 25


Tickets on sale now!


Don't miss the Backcountry Film Festival's 10th Anniversary with nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands Alliance, The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions.





Banff Mountain Film Festival 2015

Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27


Tickets on sale now!


Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Paramount Theater at 7pm on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27, 2015. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

CMC Blog

Winter Rewards: Climbing Mountains
in the Frosty Months


By Dave Cooper

It might be cold, it might be windy, but winter can be the most rewarding time to climb Colorado’s mountains. Gone are the crowds on the fourteeners. Nasty scree slopes can be hidden under a blanket of snow. Also buried are the trails, requiring (and inviting) you to make your own tracks. Our mountains Read more...





Featured Adventure Travel Trip

Yellowstone in Winter 2015

January 21-26, 2015


Join Colorado Mountain Club members on this Adventure Travel trip to the world's first national park!


Steaming geysers, bison, elk, deer and other wildlife are all part of the experience of visiting Yellowstone in winter. Skiers, snowshoers, nature lovers and photographers will all enjoy the convenient trails leading directly from the Yellowstone Snow Lodge to the geysers and waterfalls. Enjoy all that Yellowstone has to offer...without the crowds!


For more information and to register, click here. Non CMC members are welcome!


OR contact Cindy Ward at or 314-707-8058314-707-8058314-707-8058314-707-8058.


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December 24 - January 1


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11am to 3pm Friday


CMC Acquires Bouldering Bus from Women's Wilderness

The Best Aspen Hikes Is Now Available

The Best Front Range Hikes for Children
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2013 Annual Report