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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!

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!

2016 Excellence in Climbing Awards Dinner

Celebrate and preserve the legacy of mountaineering


The American Alpine Club Library and Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum help keep our mountaineering history alive by preserving over 100,000 publications, photographs, historical papers, and artifacts. It is through supporters like you that the library and museum are able to preserve the legacy of mountaineering and bring to life the cultural heart of our climbing community.
Join us May 7 at the History Colorado Center for the 2016 AAC Excellence in Climbing Awards Dinner to honor inductees to the Hall of Mountaineering Excellence and celebrate the recipients of the Alpina Cutting Edge Award.
Proceeds from the dinner will allow the Library and Museum to continue to give voice to these stories, procure new and inspiring pieces of our collective history and educate a new generation of climbers. 

Tickets include a presentation, refreshments, auctions and a rowdy afterparty featuring 80s cover band, The Goonies.

Skiing the Centennials

A Presentation with Ted and Christy Mahon

***TICKETS: $8 Members / $10 Public***

Please join us for an exciting talk by Ted and Christy Mahon about their accomplishments skiing the Centennials in Colorado! Join a meet-and-greet with the Mahons from 6-7pm, followed by their slideshow presentation from 7-8pm.
All proceeds benefit CMC Conservation's awesome Backcountry Snowsports Initiative.


Peak Happy Hour Series - Spring 2016

Ratio Beerworks
April 13 / May 11 / June 8


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

How You Can Help Fix Our National Parks

By Julie Mach, Conservation Director

In Colorado, our 13 national park sites showcase the unique outdoor spaces, culture and history that define our state. But despite their importance to Colorado’s economy and our natural and cultural heritage, our national park sites are in trouble. Read more... 

CMC Press Book of the Month

The Best Hikes on the Continental Divide Trail: Colorado

by the Contental Divide Trail Coalition, with Liz Thomas

Buy the ebook from Mountaineers Books

The Best Hikes on the Continental Divide Trail: Colorado is the first pack guide for the Continental Divide Trail published by Colorado Mountain Club Press. The 20 stunning dayhikes and overnight trips in this fit-in-your-pocket guide will help you explore the highlights of one of the most significant and beautiful trail systems in the world, the Continental Divide Trail—a 3,100-mile trail that traverses the Rocky Mountains from Mexico to Canada.

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




Featured Adventure Travel Trip

In State Outing

July 31 - August 5, 2016

The In State Outing (ISO) is an annual event that showcases an area of Colorado. This year’s ISO will take place at the foot of the northern Sangre de Cristo range. This area has excellent access to high mountain lake hikes and section hiking of the Rainbow Trail. The campsite, Sweetwater River Ranch near Texas Creek, is situated on the bank of the Arkansas River between Salida and Westcliffe.

You will have ample opportunities to hike, mountain bike, and fish. The base price includes a tenting spot, all meals, and evening events. Choose from 4-5 organized hikes each day with a variety of distances and elevation gain.

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Upcoming Schools and Events


Monday, May 2
New and Prospective Member Meeting (State CMC)

Monday, May 2
Technical Snow Session C (Denver Group)

Wednesday, May 4
Technical Snow Session B (Denver Group)

Thursday, May 5
Intermediate Snow School (Boulder Group)

Friday, May 6
Spring Gear Sale

Saturday, May 7
Fly Fishing Instructional Trip (Denver Group)

Saturday, May 7
Wilderness First Aid for Trip Leaders in Training (State CMC)

Saturday, May 7
Creative Outdoor Photography Workshop (Denver Group)

Tuesday, May 10
Intermediate Rock Climbing Session A (Denver Group)

Tuesday, May 10
Top Rope Anchor Clinic (Boulder Group)

Wednesday, May 11
Jon Kedrowski Presents: 20 Peaks in 30 Days

Wednesday, May 11
Snow Climbing and Crampon Workshop (Fort Collins Group)

Wednesday, May 11
Fly Fishing Clinic: Big Rivers (Denver Group)

Wednesday, May 11
Photography Section Meeting (Denver Group)

Saturday, May 14
Fly Fishing Clinic: Accuracy (Denver Group)

Saturday, May 14
Mountain Safety & Leadership Seminar (Shining Mountains)

Tuesday, May 17
Hiking Routes and Trip Planning (Boulder Group)

Wednesday, May 18
Intermediate Rock Climbing Session B (Denver Group)

Wednesday, May 18
Wilderness Survival School (Denver Group)

Thursday, May 19
Fly Fishing Open Forum and Presentation (Denver Group)

Thursday, May 19
Basic Mountaineering School: Rock Climbing (Pikes Peak Group)

Thursday, May 19
Alpine Scrambling Course (Denver Group)

Wednesday, May 25
Rocky Mountain Reflections (Fort Collins Group)

Thursday, May 26
Skiing the Centennials Presentation with Ted and Christy Mahon

Throughout 2016
Adventure Travel Trips







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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