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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 >

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!

22nd Annual Backcountry Bash

The Backcountry Bash is the Colorado Mountain Club’s signature winter fundraiser event and is a celebration of human-powered, winter recreation in Colorado. Plus, enjoy a special screening of the season’s hottest new ski film!  Buy Tickets, today!

Upcoming CMC Events

Backcountry Bash

Saturday, November 15

$35 non-members
$30 CMC members


The 22nd annual Backcountry Bash is the Colorado Mountain Club’s signature winter fundraiser event and is a celebration of human-powered, winter recreation in Colorado. Plus, enjoy a special screening of the season’s hottest new ski film! 


Dynafit's From the Road

Latest from the CMC Blog

5 Reasons to Consider Snowshoeing


The snow is coming, and pretty soon your favorite hiking trials will be covered by a thick layer of white powder. Does that mean your hiking quests have to end? Not at all! It means your favorite trails have become a winter wonderland waiting for you to explore further. Avoid lift lines, crowds, and expensive lift tickets while experiencing the great outdoors this winter by embarking on a snowshoeing adventure. 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 314-707-8058314-707-8058.

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Begins Tuesday, October 28
Advanced Self Rescue (Denver Group)


Wednesday, October 29
CMC Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Friday, October 31
5th Annual Halloween Hike (Fort Collins Group)


Sunday, November 2
Shining Mountains Group Annual Dinner


Begins Monday, November 3
Knot-tying Seminar (Denver Group)


Tuesday, November 4
Trip Preview Presentation: Yellowstone in Winter (Adventure Travel)


Wednesday, November 5
New Member Orientation Webinar (State CMC)


Wednesday, November 5
Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)


Begins Wednesday, November 5
Shelton Elementary Mountain Club (Youth Education)


Thursday, November 6
Adult and Child Anchor-Building Class (Youth Education)


Thursday, November 7
Free Snowshoeing Presentation with Author Alan Apt (CMC Press)


Saturday, November 8
Fort Collins Group Annual Dinner with Gerry Roach


Sunday, November 9
Denver Group 102nd Annual Dinner with Dr. Jon Kedrowski


Begins Thursday, November 13
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance School (Denver Group)


Friday, November 14
Climb & Pizza Night (Alpine Start)


Saturday, November 15
Pikes Peak Group Annual Dinner


Saturday, November 15
22nd Annual Backcountry Bash (State CMC)


Saturday, November 15
Backcountry Ski Touring School Instructor Tryout (Denver Group)



Sunday, November 16
Wilderness First Aid Refresher (Denver Group)


Monday, November 17
Fort Collins New/Prospective Member Meeting


Tuesday, November 18
Leader and Sr. Instructor Appreciation Night (Denver Group)


Wednesday, November 19
Boulder Group Open House


Tuesday, November 25
New/Prospective Member Orienation (Denver Group)


Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Hike & Dinner (Denver Group)