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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!

Adventure Travel

The CMC leads dozens of trips around the world every year, from summit hikes in Mexico to cycle tours of Italy. Make your next vacation
the adventure of a lifetime. Learn more >

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 >


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!

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.

Come climbing or explore the mountains with the CMC Youth Education Program! Specialized multi-day courses offer outdoor skill-building and adventure! We offer programs for all ages and abilities. Financial assistance is available. Register for summer Adventure Courses TODAY!

Upcoming CMC Events



Backyard Benefit
3-6pm Sunday, June 7


Swing by the American Mountaineering Center lawn for the Colorado Mountain Club's 3rd Annual Backyard Benefit for the Youth Education Program! Join us June 7 for an evening of snacks and treats, beverages, bluegrass music, lawn games, a silent auction and a great cause.

CMC Blog

Common Effort of Will and Strength

By Denali trip leader Jason Kolaczkowski

Many a mountaineer has mentioned at one time or another that mountaineering is ‘the kind of thing that is fun to talk about when you’re done.’ That is to say, the act of mountaineering, itself, is sometimes the farthest thing from fun. Yet, we do it. Maybe it’s that somehow the suffering creates the reward. 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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Founded in 1912 and designed to unite adventure, education and preservation, we represent the Colorado lifestyle and everything that is great about Colorado.


Schools & Activities

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Saturday, April 18
CPR Training (Pikes Peak Group)

Begins Wednesday, April 22
Wilderness First Aid (Ft. Collins Group)

Wednesday, April 22
Early Release Day Program (Youth Education)

Begins Wednesday, April 22
Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar (Denver Group)

Wednesday, April 22
Leaderfest (Pikes Peak Group)

Saturday, April 25
Technical Snow Session A (Denver Group)  

Sunday, April 26
Technical Snow Session B (Denver Group)

Begins Tuesday, April 28
Basic Mountaineering School: Alpine Snow Climbing (Pikes Peak Group)

Thursday, April 30
Leader/Instructor Gathering (Denver Group)

Saturday, May 2
Family Climbing (Youth Education Program)

Tuesday, May 5
YEP Peak Ventures (Youth Education)

Thursday, May 7
Trail- and Ultra-Running Clinic & Slideshow (CMC Press)

Friday, May 8
Open Climb Night (Alpine Start)

Friday, May 8
Spring Equipment Sale (Denver Group)

Saturday, May 9
Fly Fishing Casting Clinic (Denver Group)

Saturday, May 9
New Member Orientation (Pikes Peak Group)

Saturday, May 9
Annual Cookout (Pikes Peak Group)

Sunday, May 10
Fly Fishing Instructional Trip (Denver Group)

Begins Monday, May 11
Basic Rock Climbing Seminar - Session A (Denver Group)

Begins Tuesday, May 12
Basic Snow Climbing (Boulder Group)

Tuesday, May 12
New Members Hike at Castlewood Canyon (Denver Group)

Begins Wednesday, May 13
Wilderness Survival School (Denver Group)

Wednesday, May 13
Jagged Mountain Peak Happy Hour (State CMC)

Thursday, May 14
YEP Peak Ventures - Outdoor Climbing (Youth Education)

Begins Thursday, May 14
Climbing Self-Rescue - Single Pitch (Pikes Peak Group)

Saturday, May 16
Spring Into Service (State CMC & Jeffco Open Space)

Begins Tuesday, May 19
Basic Rock Climbing School - Session B (Denver Group)

Begins Thursday, May 21
Alpine Scrambling Course (Ft. Collins Group)

Begins Thursday, May 21
Basic Mountaineering School: Rock Climbing (Pikes Peak Group)

Begins Thursday, May 21
Alpine Scrambling Course (Denver Group)

Begins Wednesday, May 27
Intermediate Snow Travel (Boulder Group)

Begins Wednesday, May 27
Basic Rock Climbing School - Session C (Denver Group)

Saturday, May 30
Making Great Outdoor Photographs (Denver Group)