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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 >


Join us for this Summer’s greatest adventure – YOUR adventure! Be part of a community that believes we have to actively protect the mountain experience, that new skills can take you to new places and that smart is the best way to explore. 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

Early-bird tickets on sale NOW!

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.


MountainUp - July/August Adventure Campaign

Join us for this Summer’s greatest adventure – YOUR adventure. Be part of a community that believes we have to actively protect the mountain experience, that new skills can take you to new places and that smart is the best way to explore. This Summer CMC needs you to set your sights on a personal milestone, set a fundraising goal and set out on your own adventure for our mountains.


Summer Appeal

Do you love our mountains? Show your love with a gift to CMC! Our Summer Appeal is underway and we are asking you to make a gift to support our important work in education and conservation around Colorado. Our mountains need your love -- make a gift to CMC today.


Peak Happy Hour Series -
Summer 2016

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder)
August 10 / September 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

Ancients Ruin Bike/Hike Adventure

October 3-8, 2016

The Ancients Ruin Bike & Hike Adventure is 6 days mountain bike riding, hiking and camping through the heart of Anasazi country in the Cedar Mesa region of S.E. Utah. This vehicle supported adventure takes you across Cedar Mesa and the "Trail of the Ancients" and deep into canyons with numerous side trips to spectacular but little known Ancient Puebloan ruins.

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Featured Stewardship Opportunity

Wolford Mountain Volunteer Event

August 27, 2016

Come join the Colorado Mountain Club's Stewardship Team in partnership with the Kremmling BLM in their effort to implement a travel management plan which includes illegal route closure and restoration, trail maintenance, and signage.
Volunteers will receive a complementary lunch and CMC T-shirt.
Give back to your public lands and meet cool people.

For more information and volunteer registration, click here.

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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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