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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!

Youth Education Program (YEP)

The Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provides active learning through outdoor and adventure education. Learn more >

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 >

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!

6-10pm Friday, October 28
The McNichols Building
Denver, CO

Volunteers needed! Please e-mail for more information.

The 24th Annual Backcountry Bash is now better than ever. This year, your favorite winter fundraiser is moving to DENVER! Join other adventure-loving mountaineers for an evening of awards, gear grabs and a chance to win a hut trip, as we raise critical funds for CMC’s education and conservation programs.

Celebrated at the Backcountry Bash are 2016 Fourteener (and other list) Completers and the recipients of the Blaurock, Ellingwood, Colorado Young Climber of the Year and Colorado Aspiring Mountaineer of the Year awards. For more information about these awards and how to nominate or apply, please visit our Awards and Grants page.


Radical Reels 2016

7pm Friday, September 30
7pm Saturday, October 1

American Mountaineering Center
Golden, CO

Get stoked for this year’s presentation of the most outrageous films from the 40th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival. Bike tough trails, paddle wild waters, ski steep slopes ... the Radical Reels Tour brings a variety of mountain sport films to hardcore outdoor adventurers and weekend warriors alike. Grab your tickets and hang on to your seat for the best jaw-dropping mountain sport films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more, all brought to life on the big screen. This stop on the RADICAL REELS Tour is hosted by the Colorado Mountain Club, and all proceeds benefit CMC programs.






Awards Application Period Open

As the state's leading authority on local mountaineering for nearly 100 years, the Colorado Mountain Club annually celebrates the accomplishments of top climbers.

The application/nomination period for the Ellingwood, Blaurock, Colorado Young Climber of the Year (Ages 18 and Under) and Colorado Aspiring Mountaineer of the Year (Ages 18-25) is open through September 30.


Peak Happy Hour Series -
Fall 2016

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co.
Golden, CO
Oct. 14 / Nov. 9 / Dec. 14

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for our Peak of the Week happy hour series! Wednesdays are the perfect time to get together with fellow mountain enthusiasts over a pint – after all, you've finally recovered enough from the previous weekend’s adventures to start making plans for the next, right? Celebrate all things outdoors with an evening of fun, tasty beer, socializing and networking. $1 from every beer sold between 5pm & 9pm will be donated back to CMC!


CMC Blog

A New Season at Badger Flats

By Morgan Anderson, CMC Stewardship Team

Badger Flats — an area just outside of Lake George, Colorado —  sees a lot of ATV, side-by-side, and dirt bike use. It’s also a popular place for camping and hiking. In the last couple years, this area has grown in popularity because of surrounding wildfires, like Hayman and Waldo, pushing weekenders into this region. As a result, the terrain has seen the development of more than 200 miles of user-created and illegal routes.

CMC Press Book of the Month

The Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes

by Marlene M. Borneman

Buy the ebook from Mountaineers Books

From the plains to the high mountains, Colorado is known for its magnificent displays of wildflowers. The Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes showcases 22 trails filled with native wildflower species across five life zones. Trail descriptions include habitats and interesting tidbits on the plants, along with a listing of native flora with both common and scientific names.

This pack guide focuses on easily accessible hikes, as well as a variety of habitats and flora. The Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes will lead beginning wildflower enthusiasts, as well as veteran observers, to stunning wildflowers along Colorado’s mountain trails.

To order a copy, please visit our store or call 303-279-3080.



Featured Adventure Travel Trip

Colombia's El Cucoy National Park:
High Altitude Mountaineering

November 30 - December 11, 2016

Join this CMC Adventure Travel trip to experience Colombia’s high altitude, stunning scenery, and unique culture! This hidden gem is less traveled, which makes it even more enticing and interesting. We will be trekking, general mountaineering, and some roped glacier travel. The trip will be kept on the low technical side but general roped glacier travel on moderate slopes is planned.

In-country support for logistics, route finding, and cooking will be included. However, the expectations are that we are self sufficient, have some experience with multiday mountaineering (preferably at High Altitude), and fit enough to carry a 30lb pack for several days at a moderate pace on demanding terrain.

Please note than much of this trip is at high altitude including sleeping at high altitudes.

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Featured Stewardship Opportunity

Eagle Riparian Fence Project

Saturday, September 24

Its National Public Lands Day! Celebrate by giving back to the land that we love so much.

The Stewardship Team is partnering with the Colorado River Valley BLM to remove fencing along the Colorado River, which will help facilitate wildlife access in riparian areas. 

A light breakfast, full lunch and free t-shirt will be provided for all volunteers. 

Enjoy the fall colors while giving back!

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About the CMC


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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Youth Education

The CMC’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provides active learning through outdoor and adventure education. Explore the mountains with specialized multi-day adventure courses or integrated learning with area schools for youth ages 9-18. Learn more >>

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