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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 >


Youth Education Program | Summer 2014 Offerings

Discover the wide range of camps, courses and programs available to kids and teens this summer through the CMC's Youth Education Program. Climb, hike, camp and more beginning in June. 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 >

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!

News from the CMC

Scott Robson Announced as 

Executive Director

Golden, CO -- The Colorado Mountain Club has appointed a new Executive Director, concluding a comprehensive three-month search.


Colorado resident Scott Robson will take over leadership of the 102-year-old Club starting September 2. Robson brings two decades of experience to the role, including director of parks and recreation positions with the City of Denver and the City of Louisville. Read more>>




Latest from the CMC Blog

Sharpening the Ax: Training for Denali

by Member Jason Kolaczkowski


Every big climb starts with fitness. I’m as big into logistics and planning as any climber, probably more so; but in the end, your body must be able to execute the plan. You cannot see sunrises like the one I was fortunate enough to have as my Christmas present while on Cotopaxi if you can’t propel yourself up the mountain to take in the view.

So how do I get my body ready for a big climb? Read more...



Steve Gladbach Memorial Video Series

The 10 Essentials





Featured Adventure Travel Trip

World Summit Series: Mount Kosciuszko

February 20 - March 8, 2015


Visit Sydney and Kosciuszko National Park, climb Mt. Kosciuszko (one of the Seven Summits) and visit Tasmania for four days of guided walks to alpine and coastal regions on the beautiful island.


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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.

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Wednesday, August 13
CMC Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Saturday, August 16
USFS South Platte Gibson Lake Trail Maintenance (State CMC)


Monday, August 18
New and Prospective Member Orientation (State CMC)


Monday, August 18
Aspen Group Annual Picnic and Potluck (Aspen Group)


Wednesday, August 20
CMC Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Thursday, August 21
Fly Fishing Presentation - August (Denver Group)


Begins Saturday, August 23
Wilderness First Aid Course (Western Slope Group)


Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25
Tenderfoot Mountain Trail Restoration (Conservation)


Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25
Brainard Lake Trail Construction/Restoration (Conservation)


Wednesday, August 27
Trip Leader Web Training (State CMC)


Wednesday, August 27
CMC Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Thursday, August 28
Photography Presentation with CMC Press Author Rod Martinez (State CMC)


Begins Tuesday, September 2
Hiking Navigation (Boulder Group)


Wednesday, September 3
CMC Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Thursday, September 4
Lulu City Backpack (Year of the Mountaineer)


Friday, September 5
Gem Lake/Balanced Rock RMNP Combo Hike (Year of the Mountaineer)


Friday, September 5
Tour de Meeker North Loop (Year of the Mountaineer)


Friday, September 5
Fairchild Mountain Plus (Year of the Mountaineer)


Saturday, September 6
New Member Hike - Red Mountain Open Space (Fort Collins Group)


Begins Tuesday, Sept. 9
Wilderness Trekking School (Denver Group)


Wednesday, September 10
Shadow Mountain Lookout (Year of the Mountaineer)


Sunday, September 14
RMNP: The First 100 Years (Year of the Mountaineer)


Begins Tuesday, September 16
Hiking Route and Trip Planning (Boulder Group)


Begins Tuesday, September 16
Sport Climbing Seminar (Denver Group)


Wednesday, September 17
CMC Open House (Boulder Group)


Thursday, September 18
Fly Fishing Presentation - September (Denver Group)


Friday, September 19
Wild and Scenic Film Festival (State CMC)


Begins Friday, September 19
Outdoor Climbing Clinic in Penitente Canyon (Alpine Start)


Sunday, September 21
Little Matterhorn Scramble (Year of the Mountaineer)


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CMC Offices Closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day holiday


NEW HOURS for CMC Membership Services

11 am - 7 pm Monday - Thursday

11 am - 3 pm Friday


CMC Hiring Development Associate


Robson Announced as Executive Director


The Best Aspen Hikes Is Now Available

The Best Front Range Hikes for Children
Is Now Available

2013 Annual Report