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Crested Butte Winter Wonderland (Wait List)

 

By summer, Crested Butte is the wildflower capital of Colorado; by winter it’s the state’s premier snow paradise. With abundant snowfall, the charming Victorian mining town has something to offer every outdoor winter enthusiast from Alpine skiing to Nordic skiing to snowshoeing to telemarking to snow cat skiing. Surrounded on three sides by four wilderness areas—Raggeds, West Elk, Maroon Bells-Snowmass and Collegiate Peaks—the town screams backcountry adventure 24/7. Trip participants are free to choose their daily activity (Alpine, Nordic, snowshoe or Additional Adventure Options). The leader will offer a moderate to difficult snowshoe trip each day. 

Date: February 26 - March 4, 2017 (7 days)  Price: From $1,700

Two Great Walks of New Zealand (Wait List)

 

Trek two of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Milford Track and the Abel Tasman Coast Track, both on the South Island and each very unique. Take an overnight cruise on the Milford Sound, a trip from Te Anau to Queenstown on the Backroads Bus, a historic steamship cruise of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, a crossing of Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington via the Interislander Cook Strait ferry, and conclude with an overnight stay on Kapiti Island.

Date: March 24 - April 9, 2017 (15 days)  Price: From $3820

Grand Canyon Springtime Backpack

 

The spring season showcases the Grand Canyon at its finest beauty. Hiking temperatures are typically moderate, and wildflowers and blooming cactus add a welcome color to the dramatic landscape. Join fellow club members on a special journey to this great natural wonder of the world. On this 6-day backpack, we will experience up close the fascinating geology and desert flora this national park is renowned for.  The hiking route will descend the Grandview Trail to Horseshoe Mesa, explore remote sections of the Tonto Platform, and visit historic Phantom Ranch. An ideal trip for the experienced and adventurous backpacker.

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Date: March 29 - April 6, 2017 (9 days)  Price: From $855
Japan

Kyoto Culture & Kumano Kodo Trek (Wait List)

 

Experience Japan at the peak of cherry blossom time! Spend three days exploring the shrines, temples and interesting neighborhoods of ancient Kyoto, once the Imperial capital of Japan. Experience the rich history of this beautiful city and attend a traditional geisha tea ceremony and dance performance. Travel by train to Tanabe and enjoy this coastal town before heading up into the mountains of the Kii Peninsula for our 8-day trek along the UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage route of the Kumano Kodo. Travel by train from the end of the trek to Osaka, a vibrant modern Japanese city ripe for exploration.

Date: April 4 - 19, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4,400

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Raft & Hike 2017

 

We travel in 35 foot rafts for 188 miles on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Whitmore Wash. This 12-day trip gives us 5 extra days for hiking compared to the traditional Grand Canyon 7 day trip. We finish with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a scenic plane flight back to the put-in. For B & C hiking levels.

Date: April 22 - May 4, 2017 (13 days)  Price: From $4,730

Ben Nevis

Silver Falls Canyon Llama Trek

 

This trip will take you through geologic wonders and ancient human history.  You will be hiking on Pioneer trails, while descending geologic layers.  The hike starts in Silver Falls Canyon, a two-hour drive from Boulder, Utah via the Burr Trail Road.  We will camp on the Escalante River near the mouth of Silver Falls Canyon. We will take daypacks and llamas will carry the majority of our gear.

Date: April 30 - May 5, 2017 (6 days)  Price: From $2,042

Ben Nevis

Scotland’s West Highland Way and Optional Ben Nevis Climb

 

Hike Scotland’s West Highland Way for 95 miles beside lochs, waterfalls, and craggy mountains in the Scottish Highlands. This famous route is walked by over 50,000 people each year, making it the most popular long distance walk in Scotland. The path uses ancient roads, including drovers’ roads, military roads and old coaching roads and we will walk the traditional route from south to north to the foot of Scotland’s (and the U.K.’s) highest peak, Ben Nevis. Weather permitting, options after completing the West Highland Way include a climb to the summit of “the Ben” (4,409 feet), or an excursion on the West Highland Railway/Ferry to Mallaig and Armadale. While hiking will be the trip’s focus, the group will also tour medieval Edinburgh, Stirling (famous for being the home of William Wallace), the Eliean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands, and a Scotch distillery.

Date: May 8 - 21, 2017 (14 days)  Price: From $3,200

Moab Mountain Bike/Hike Adventure

 

We will base camp near Moab in this fun and exciting adventure and explore the famous mountain biking and hiking trails in the Moab area, and Arches & Canyonlands National Parks.  You will ride (or hike) with groups of various sizes and abilities for four days of adventure in this amazing desert wonderland.  A favorite for biking or hiking is the seldom traveled Hidden Canyon trail with its prolific Anasazi art & hunting ruins.  Savory food is provided and prepared by experienced desert gourmet chefs along with camping reservations, all your water needs, and porto-potties, etc.  You will also receive a t-shirt custom designed for this year’s adventure.  A large campfire with live music, drum circles, sweat lodge, desert croquet and other games & group activities round out the afternoon and evening fun. You provide your own transportation (carpooling encouraged) to and from the rides and hikes which are accessible with any vehicle.  You also need to bring your own camping gear and bike & helmet (if you ride) or rent one in Moab.  There are rides and hikes suited for beginning to advanced and for all ages

Date: May 17 - 21, 2017 (5 days)  Price: From $365

Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes

 

Spend Memorial Day weekend among the tallest sand dunes in North America. The Great Sand Dunes National Park and surrounding area includes a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. We will stay in nearby, historic Alamosa Colorado and day-hike in this spectacular wilderness.

Date: May 26 - 29, 2017 (4 days)  Price: From $625

Ben Nevis

Ultimate Peru Cultural and Multi-Sport Adventure

 

This cultural and multi-sport adventure tour is for the person who desires a route "off the beaten path" and who wishes to experience local life and a part of the region that has not changed much in 500 years. We will be hiking for about six days through spectacular scenery, including the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, the 15th century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 7,970 feet above sea level. This trip also includes a day of mountain biking and zip lining. While most nights we will stay in modest 3-star hotels, this trip includes a home-stay, a couple of nights in tents and one night in a hostel.

Date: May 26 - June 8, 2017 (14 days)  Price: From $3,580

Dolomites

Easy Hikes in the Dolomites 2017

 

Located in the northeastern part of Italy, the Dolomites are a mountain range with incredible and rugged beauty, magnificent ridge hikes, superb 360 degrees views, and trails that take us close to the rock faces. Those areas are easily accessible via an extensive system of ski lifts. We will use them to get the most of the elevation gains. Our trip is designed for those who enjoy easier day hikes, around 6-8 miles daily with about 1,000-1500 feet elevation gain (CMC A/Easy B hikes classification). We will see glaciers at a distance; observe wonderful views from high passes and walk in historical World War I sites, while based in a 4 star hotel with superb food.

Date: June 21 - 30, 2017 (10 days)  Price: From $3,550

Switzerland

The Best Easy Hikes in Switzerland

 

The majestic beauty of the Swiss landscape is well known to all. The Swiss people are wonderful, and the good food and great hotels are part of the country’s tradition! A precise, extensive and safe network of transportation has made its mountains a paradise for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, snow walking (and climbing too!). This trip has been designed for those wishing to hike daily, difficult A / easy B CMC definition of hikes. We will hike as a group and my pace is slow. The majority of the hikes are magnificent ridge hikes, with extensive views. Trains, trams, gondolas will achieve the absolute majority of the altitude gain. We will stay in 4 star hotels (5 courses dinners) and will visit two areas in the country: Graubùnden (St. Moritz area) and the Jungfrau region (The Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau). We will divide our time between the towns of Pontresina (Graubünden) and Wengen (Jungfrau region). The infinite beauty of those areas, the interesting architecture and all the diverse activities one can find available will certainly please those that hike (and those that do not…) 

Date: July 5 - 15, 2017 (11 days)  Price: From $3,995

Cordillera Blanca, Peru

High Peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru HAMC

 

Climb a 6000m peak in one of the most beautiful mountain destinations on Earth. The Cordillera Blanca range in Peru is the world’s only high mountain range in the tropics, with peaks featuring feet of dramatic fluted snow. This trip will focus on the Quebrada Ischinca valley, leveraging a series of peaks (Urus Este – 5420m, Ishinca – 5530m) to acclimatize and climb Tocllaraju (6030m). The last two days of the trip, headquartered out Huaraz, will be a climb of Pisco Este (5750m) for a vantage of Peru’s high point of Huascarán. We will work with a local outfitter for the expedition part of the trip. Previous High Altitude Mountaineering training and experience is required.

Date: July 7 - 22, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4400

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Meru Climbs, Tanzania

 

This will be a new variation on previous CMC trips to Kilimanjaro. First, we will warm up and acclimatize with a four day climb of Mt. Meru, 14,968’, 4562 M. Mt. Meru is just West of Kilimanjaro, near Arusha, Tanzania and there we will see amazing views of Kilimanjaro. Then for the main event, we will climb Kilimanjaro (19,340’), during a 6-day climb on the Rongai Route on the North side of the mountain.

Date: July 8 - 23, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $5,100

Crested Butte Wildflower Hike

Crested Butte’s title of Wildflower Capital of Colorado, designated by the state legislature in 1990, is undisputed. Imagine yourself hiking in the explosion of color—reds, yellows, blues, purples—that blankets the town and surrounding mountains in July. This 6-day (5-night) trip is scheduled during the peak of blossoms. We will see striking crimson and orange paintbrush, periwinkle columbines, scarlet glia, iridescent blue flax, yellow sunflowers, purple delphiniums and dusky blue lupines to name a few among an extensive palette of sub-alpine and alpine flowers. All hikes are rated A - B, at a causal pace. Our hikes will take us into three wilderness areas: West Elk Wilderness, Raggeds Wilderness and Maroon-Bells Snowmass Wilderness.  We will have a tour of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and old mining town of Gothic.  A guided historic tour of Crested Butte is also planned. We will dine each evening in local establishments and once at the B&B, with a catered dinner the first night.  

Date: July 17 - 22, 2017 (7 days)  Price: From $875

ISO 2016

In State Outing

The CMC In-State-Outing has been a CMC tradition for over 100 years. This year, we will meet at the Pagosa Riverside Campground,  1 ½ miles east of the resort town of Pagosa Springs.  We will have four days of “A”. “B” and “C” hikes, 14 catered meals under the big tent, entertainment, a ranger talk, fishing in the San Juan River and the opportunity to visit local sites and local entertainment.  The ISO offers a variety of activities that appeals to a wide range of people. Some will hike four days, while others will want to fish and others will read a book of sit in the Hot Springs. Some will come to just see old friends.

Date: July 30 - August 4, 2017 (6 days)  Price: From $485

Alaska

Alaska Wrangell-St. Elias NP Raft and Hike

 

The Wrangell Mountains are part of the largest protected wilderness on earth and listed as a World Heritage site. Glacier-carved peaks spawn raging rivers and dramatic peaks tower over lush green bottomlands. This rugged country of 13 million acres keeps most people out, but your world-class guides let you enjoy this remote location in style. Come paddle with us into the very heart of America's largest National Park for a week of wildlife and adventure!

Date: July 14 - 21, 2017 (8 days)  Price: From $4,250

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Canoe & Hike the Canyons of the Colorado River - Hosted by Centennial Canoe Outfitters

 

Canoe and hike along the Colorado River as it cuts throughtowering red sandstone canyons deposited during the age of the dinosaurs. Roads do not bound this portion of the river, and the canyons are accessible only from the river, giving the area a true wilderness setting. There may be time along the way for hiking into the canyons, swimming in the cool river, or simply relaxing on its banks. Interesting side trips into deep box canyons will leave you awed by the immensity of geologic time and the silence of the wilderness. A special treat includes paddling through two billion year-old sculted metamorphic rock. No prior canoeing or camping experience required. River is suitable for beginner paddlers. Video: https://youtu.be/rL1WkJmKgqw 

Date: August 11 - 13, 2017 (3 days)  Price: From $374

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Best of the UK: London and the Channel Islands

 

Clustered off the coast of France, the Channel Islands offer an island-hopping walking adventure along exquisite coastlines with beautiful harbors and beaches, shaded lanes bursting with wildflowers, and plenty of old world charm. Explore the fascinating Victorian and World War II history, the French influences, pristine beaches, and literary connections. Enjoy world-class birdwatching, amazing fresh seafood, stargazing, and stunning scenery.

Date: August 22 - September 3, 2017 (13 days)  Price: From $3,195

Triglav National Park

A Hiking Sampler of Slovenia

 

This trip is a hiking sampler of Slovenia, giving the participant a varied and diverse experience. We will hike in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Julian Alps, do a 3 day hut -to hut hike in Triglav National Park, enjoy the great lakes of Bled and Bohinj, walk the war trails from WWI, walk the wine hills of “Slovenian Tuscany", visit the Mediterranean coast, taste the rich Slovenian cuisine, excellent wine and local organic products and get to know the local people, enter into their homes and learn about their lives, habits, culture and way of life.

Date: August 26 - September 11, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4,425

Hike Across England Coast to Coast

Best of the UK: Hike Across England Coast to Coast

 

From the Irish Sea to the North Sea, follow in the footsteps of fell walker and author Alfred Wainwright who pioneered the England Coast to Coast Walk in 1973.  This trek passes several national parks through a stunning landscape filled with gem-like lakes and high peaks in England’s Lake District. This countryside is dotted with the pastoral landscapes, heather clad ridges, and moorlands.  Along the way, you will hike through and overnight in quaint hamlets and villages, visit medieval castles and monasteries, and enjoy a classic boat ride and a 19th century steam train ride.

Date: September 7 - 20, 2017 (14 days)  Price: From $3995

Portugal: Sintra Coastal & Heritage Trails

CMC has offered Adventure Travel trips for over 40 years, but NEVER to Portugal. It’s time to visit this land of fabulous cultural and historical sites, wonderful hiking, ocean views, and spend time in Lisbon, one of Europe’s great capitol cities largely undiscovered by Americans.  Come to the land of expansive views, warm temperatures, friendly people, the unique music of Fado, and a European capitol with hills even better than San Francisco, with an uphill tram instead of cable cars. Great dining opportunities for the trail overnights as well as Lisbon. Seafood anyone?  Madeira wine anyone (from the Portuguese island of the same name)? Also, Conde Nast Traveler has recognized Cascais as a Top Ten place to retire.

 

Date: September 12 - 23, 2017 (12 days)  Price: From $2975

Three Capitals of Russia: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Suzdal

We'll start our trip from St. Petersburg where we'll be doing a lot of hiking in the suburbs of the city. Then we'll go by train to Moscow, and from there we'll go to Suzdal which is a small town south of Moscow.   It'll be a combination of sightseeing and walking activities. We'll have walking tours in the downtowns of all three cities. We'll visit the most interesting museums, including the Kremlin and the Hermitage, and many other museums. We'll see the countryside where you'll be able to walk in the beautiful parks.  We'll stay in 3-4 star hotels, and we'll use public transportation everywhere. We'll walk about 3-7 miles every day with no elevation gain.  A and B hikers are welcome. 

Date: September 1- September 10, 2017 (11 days)  Price: From $2070

Oaxaca Mexico and Sierra Madre Trek

 

This 12-day adventure delves into the culture, history and tastes of the Zapotec people of Mexico. Starting in the capital city of Oaxaca (pronounced "wah-HAH-kah"), we’ll tour pyramids, ancient sites and an alijebre factory (where the famous carved figurines are made). Then, we’ll shed our city clothes and head to the Sierra Madre mountains. We’ll trek for 8 days from village-to-village in the Pueblos Mancomunados (6000’-9500’ elevation) where we’ll experience canyons, caves, waterfalls, panoramas, deciduous cactus and sub-alpine forests. We may be able to spot wildlife from among the 400 bird species--including the colorful quetzal bird--350 species of butterfly, and 6 varieties of big cats. After our fill of Zapotec hospitality, we’ll return to Oaxaca for the Dia de Los Muertos celebration--Oaxaca City is the headquarters of this colorful and tasty Mexican festival.

Date: October 21 - November 1, 2017 (12 days)  Price: From $1699

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Raft & Hike 2018

 

We travel in 35 foot rafts for 188 miles on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Whitmore Wash. This 12-day trip gives us 5 extra days for hiking compared to the traditional Grand Canyon 7 day trip. We finish with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a scenic plane flight back to the put-in. For B & C hiking levels.

Date: April 29 - May 10, 2018 (12 days)  Price: From $4877

Iceland

Iceland Trek 2018

 

The Laugavegur Trail was chosen one of the "20 Best Hikes in the World" by National Geographic and we will include the Skógar extension, ending at the stunning 200-foot-high Skógafoss waterfall for a 50-mile trek. We start in Landmannalaugar known for its multicolored rhyolite mountains and hot springs. The breathtaking scenery throughout the 7-day hike includes fields of obsidian, colorful mountains, black sands, geysers, glaciers and glacial rivers. We spend our nights in mountain huts at beautiful remote locations including one at the foot of the glacier Eyjafjallajokull which famously erupted in 2010 and stopped air traffic in Europe.

Date: July 23 - Aug 1, 2018   Price: From $4800

   

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Cuba- Culture and High Point

Summer 2017

Trekking in Portugal

Fall 2017

 

 

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