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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!

Global Rescue Insurance

Colorado Mountain Club members now have access to the finest health, safety and travel risk-management services through Global Rescue! 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 >

Youth Education Program (YEP)

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

Backcountry BashSaturday, October 21

6-10PM | McNichols Building | Denver

$45 Members | $50 Public | $75 VIP
Tickets available NOW!

Trail & TImberline Summer 2017Trail & Timberline | Summer 2017
Online NOW!



Volunteers Needed


Stewardship Opportunities

Role up your sleeves and give back to the mountains we love! Join the Colorado Mountain Club in making much needed improvements to the Crags Trail at Pikes Peak, Mt. Elbert, Quandary Peak and more. Camping and meals are included with many of our multi-day events so let's get dirty and improve those trails together!


August 19-20
Mt. Elbert Trail Maintenance
Pikes Peak Trail Maintenance


CMC Blog

CMC Receives Grant to Overhaul Club Archives

By Marketing Intern Caroline Jackson

The Colorado Mountain Club has received a $5,000 grant from the Colorado Historical Advisory Board that will allow us to digitize and rediscover our history over the next year. With this grant, American Alpine Club Library Director Katie Sauter will be going through the archives in four phases.

Featured CMC Press Book

Coloring Colorado

by Jesse Crock

Coloring Colorado features drawings of some of the state’s iconic peaks, such as Crestone Needle, Lone Eagle Peak, Mount of the Holy Cross, and the Maroon Bells. There are pastoral scenes with wildflowers and aspen trees as well as historical scenes. And there are fun drawings like the much-loved Blue Bear at the Denver Convention Center. For outdoor adventure lovers, there is mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and more! This 8.5" x 11" coloring book is fun for anyone from age 3 to 93. While many people will want Coloring Colorado for themselves, it also makes a wonderful gift.

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


Adventure Travel
Nepal Mountain & Cultural Trek
October 31- November 11, 2017( 12 days)
Special Member Price:

Trek through the beautiful Khumbu region below Mount Everest to see amazing panoramic views of the Himalaya range including Ama Dablam. Experience the friendliness of the Sherpa people in their homeland and learn about their ancient culture.

Click here for more information!

Upcoming Schools and Events


Saturday, August 5
Annual Picnic in Ashcroft (Aspen Group)

Thursday, August 10
ARCPro Multipitch Concepts Class (Pikes Peak Group)

Thursday, August 10
CPR/AED for Outdoor Recreationists (Denver Group Certified & Prospective Leaders Only)

Tuesday, August 15
Rock Rescue Level II Session A (Denver Group)

Thursday, August 17
Fly Fishing Open Forum 

Friday, August 18
Monthly Program (El Pueblo Group) 

Saturday, August 19
Mt. Elbert Trail Maintenance
Pikes Peak Trail Maintenance
Potluck Dinner (Gore Range Group)

Wednesday August 23
New & Perspective Member Orientation (Denver Group) 

Wednesday, August 23 
BMS Colorado Wilderness Backpacking (Pikes Peak Group) 

Saturday, August 26
ARCPro Sport Lead Climbing Class (Pikes Peak Group)

Saturday, August 26
Wilderness First Aid 

Saturday, August 26
Melissa Arnot Reception and Presentation (Aspen)

Tuesday, August 29
Trailblazers FREE Open Climb Night 

Tuesday, September 5
Wilderness Trekking School (Denver Group)

Wednesday, September 6
Intro to Mountain Biking (Pikes Peak Group)

Wednesday, September 6
Anchors Seminar Session C (Denver Group) 

Saturday, September 9
Trip Leader School (Denver Group)

Saturday, September 9
Wilderness First Aid 

Monday, September 11
Basic Climbing Session D (Denver Group) 

Wednesday, September 13
Intro to Technical Canyoneering (Pikes Peak Group) 

Throughout 2017
Adventure Travel Trips




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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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