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2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Check out the year's hottest new adventure films during back-to-back nights of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Denver's Paramount Theatre. The films are different each night, so get tickets for both! Learn more >.

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!

MountainFest 2015 | Saturday, March 21

The CMC's "open house," MountainFest is the perfect way to get motivated and learn skills for spring and summer mountain adventures. Learn more >

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 >

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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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 >


RogersMills Team - get involved for just $5/month!

RogersMills Team

RogersMills Team members make up a community of individuals from across the state that are dedicated to conserving the Colorado experience. Get invovled for just $5/month! Learn more.

Upcoming CMC Events


Backcountry Film Festival 2014-15

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

Advocating for Human-Powered Recreation on Capitol Hill

By CMC Lands Department Manager Julie Mach

CMC Conservation Manager Julie Mach recently returned from a trip to Washington DC where she represented the club and the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative alongside Outdoor Alliance (OA) recreation groups from around the country. Read more...

Navigation | Video Series

Steven Gladbach Memorial Series (Part 4)

You are heading out into the backcountry. You think you know exactly where you are going and that it will be easy to get back. But is it? What if clouds roll in? What if you get caught out after dark? What would you do if you really did get lost?




Featured Adventure Travel Trip

Yampa River/Green River Rafting & Hiking

June 8-12, 2015

Five days of river rafting the Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument with day hikes to historical sites, archeological sites, and other natural sites. The Yampa is the only undammed tributary of the Colorado River. Oar boats, inflatable kayaks, and paddle boats will be utilized.

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Schools & Activities

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Begins Wednesday, January 21
Basic Ice Climbing School - Session B (Denver Group)

Begins Tuesday, January 27
Avalanche Level 1 (Pikes Peak Group)

Begins Monday, February 2
Basic Mountaineering School - Ice Climbing Module (Pikes Peak Group)

Begins Tuesday, February 3
Telemark Ski School (Denver Group)

Begins Thursday, February 5
Technical Ice Climbing School (Pikes Peak Group)

Thursday, February 5
Backcountry Film Festival - Boulder

Begins Friday, February 6
AAIRE Avalanche Level 1: Session 1 (Denver Group)

Friday, February 6
Climb & Intro Class (Alpine Start)

Begins Tuesday, February 10
Technical Ice Climbing School (Denver Group)

Begins Wednesday, February 11
Winter Camping School (Denver Group)

Friday, February 13
Backcountry Film Festival - Leadville

Thursday, February 19
2nd Annual Ouray Ice Climbing Extravaganza (Trailblazers)

Begins Tuesday, February 24
Mountain Hiking School (Fort Collins Group)

Begins Wednesday, February 25
Winter Wilderness Survival Skills (Pikes Peak Group)

Wednesday, February 25
Backcountry Film Festival - Grand Junction

Thursday & Friday, February 26-27
Banff Mountain Film Festival