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In-State Outing 2018

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August 5 - 10, 2018

CMC Members: $575
Non-Members: $635

Add Cabin Bed: $90
Add RV Site: $100

Trip Overview

​The In-State Outing (ISO) is an annual event that showcases a specific area of Colorado. This year’s ISO will take place in the historic mining town of Silverton, Colorado (9,318 feet). This area has great access to high mountain lake hikes, both 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks, hot springs, and the rugged beauty of the San Juan Mountains. The Animas River flows through town, providing fishing, and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad chugs into town several times each day, allowing visitors a chance to ride the train to Durango and back in one day. Ouray, another mining town about 30 minutes away, offers more shopping, dazzling Victorian architecture, and soaking in the town pool and hot springs.


Participants will have ample opportunity to hike, bike, soak, fish, sightsee, or simply read a book at camp. Four to five CMC volunteer led hikes of varying difficulty will be available in the local area each day. All hikes are optional. A typical evening at camp might include a ranger talk, an introduction to local history, music, games, or catching up with old friends.


Accommodations & Meals

Our home base is the Silverton Lakes South RV Resort. It is located on the east side of Silverton, just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants lining Main Street.

Tent camping space and all meals are included in the base price of $575 for CMC members and $635 for non-members. Those planning on tenting can pay and book their spot online by clicking the "Book Trip" button on this page.

Cabin beds and RV sites can be added at an additional cost, depending on availability, by contacting the trip leader. The trip leader will provide payment instructions for those purchasing cabin beds or RV sites.

The campground offers clean restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a general store, and free Wi-Fi at the main building. Participants who are tenting must provide their own tents and camping equipment. Drinking water is available on site.

All meals are catered and served buffet style. We will eat breakfast and dinner in a large tent. Supplies for make your own lunches are put out each morning. Participants should bring their own plate, bowl, cup, and silverware in a mesh bag. A dishwashing station will be set up after each meal.


Level of Activity / Difficulty

Participants plan their own days based on their own interests and comfort level. One day you may join others for a hike, and the next day you may visit Ouray or Durango to sightsee. There is no requirement to participate in any particular activity.


Other Notes

The trip leader will provide additional information to registered participants, including arrival and departure instructions, hike and activity details, packing and equipment suggestions, and general tips on preparing for the ISO.

The ISO has a no-dogs policy, which will be strictly enforced.


Trip Leader: Sandi Bianchi


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