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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!

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!

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Paramount Theatre, Denver
February 25, 26 and 27, 2016

Tickets On Sale Now! 

Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Paramount Theatre on February 25, 26 and 27, 2016. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, climb the highest peaks and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.










Backcountry Film Festival

Don't miss the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival's 11th anniversary with unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. Get your tickets TODAY!

Thursday, February 11 - Neptune Mountaineering, Boulder

Friday, February 12 - The Ute & Yeti/City Rock, Colorado Springs

Tuesday, February 23 - Odell Brewing, Fort Collins




CMC Blog

My First Ouray Ice Fest!

By Robin Lindsay, Marketing Intern

After learning to ice climb last winter and seeing and hearing a lot about the famed Ouray Ice Festival, I decided to make the trip down to Ouray and spend the weekend there. Read more...

CMC Press Book of the Month

The Colorado Trail Databook, 6th Edition


Completely updated for the day hiker, through-hiker, and mountain biker, the sixth edition of The Colorado Trail Databook features up to date information on the new trail alignment of the Collegiate West portion of the trail, including updated maps, elevation profiles, and data. To order a copy, please visit our store or call 303-279-3080.




Featured Adventure Travel Trip

Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Raft & Hike

June 11-20, 2016

The Kongakut River is a classic wilderness trip in arctic Alaska where only 1500 visitors per year see this 19-million acre refuge. You will see the Alaska Wilderness from the air, river, and on foot. Email to make your reservation.

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Upcoming Schools and Events


Thursday, February 11
Backcountry Film Festival - Boulder

Friday, February 12
Backcountry Film Festival - Colorado Springs

Tuesday, February 16
Telemark Ski School (Denver Group)

Wednesday, February 17
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance (ATA) for Leaders (Denver Group)

Wednesday, February 17
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance (ATA) for Non-Leaders & General Public (Denver Group)

Begins Thursday, February 18
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 (Boulder Group)

Saturday, February 20
YEP Teen Ventures - Snowshoes & Snapshots

Begins Monday, February 22
Beginning Ice Climbing Session C (Denver Group)

Tuesday, February 23
Open Wall Climb (Denver Group)

Wednesday, February 24
YEP Mini Ventures - Early Release Day 

Begins Wednesday, February 24
Winter Wilderness Survival Skills (Pikes Peak Group)

Wednesday, February 24
Annual Winter Potluck (Fort Collins Group)

Thursday, February 25
Gociety & Colorado Mountain Club Banff Mountain Film Festival Pre-Party

Thursday, February 25
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Friday, February 26
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Saturday, February 27
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Monday, February 29
New and Prospective Member Orientation (Denver Group)

Tuesday, March 1
Mountain Hiking School Classroom #1 (Fort Collins Group)

Tuesday, March 1
Instructor Workshop - Tech School (Denver Group)

Begins Friday, March 4
AIARE Level 1 -Session 2 (Denver Group)

Saturday,March 5
HUT TRIP - Broome Hut Backpack

Sunday, March 6
Wilderness First Aid (Denver Group)

Sunday, March 6
CMC Photography: Lightroom Photo Organizing and Editing 

Begins Monday, March 7
Navigation Level 1 Session A (Denver Group)

Begins Monday, March 7
Basic Mountaineering Session A (Denver Group)

Tuesday, March 8
Mountain Hiking School Classroom #2 (Denver Group)

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 >>

Upcoming Courses

Teen Ventures Spring Break

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