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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!

25th Annual Backcountry Bash

Join us for Denver's biggest party for outdoor enthusiasts AND the largest annual fundraiser for the Colorado Mountain Club. Your ticket gets you access to delectable food, locally crafted beer and cider, wine, bidding on new gear and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, dancing, games, and more. Learn more > 

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 > 

CMC Adventure Travel

Put your CMC Membership and your Passport to work! 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 Bash Auction

Backcountry Bash Online Auction is LIVE!

Score on gear from Osprey, Scarpa, Edelrid and more!

Find the auction HERE.


Backcountry Bash Tickets

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

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

Roll 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!



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
Yorkshire Dales & Lake District Trek 
August 19 - Sept 1, 2018
Special Member Price:


The Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are two of England’s most iconic walking areas. Stunning scenery, friendly locals, and good pubs for food and drink greet us each day. Before the trek, spend some time in London off the beaten path with a visit to Hampstead Heath and Highgate Cemetery—go where the tourist don’t go. Travel by train onward to Bath to visit the famous Roman baths and magical Stonehenge. Finally, embark on a 7-day, 79-mile trek through Yorkshire and the Lake District on some of the sweetest paths you’ll ever walk.

Click here for more information!

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.



Upcoming Schools and Events


Saturday, October 14
Fall Family Climbing Skills

Monday, October 16
New and Prospective Member Orientation

Saturday, October 21
25th Annual Backcountry Bash 

Sunday, October 22
CPR Training (Pikes Peak)

Wednesday, October 25
Alaska/Rocky Mountain Photography-Dawn Wilson

Thursday, October 26
HAMS (Pikes Peak)

Friday, October 27
Wilderness Leaders Conference

Saturday, October 28
Widlerness First Aid (WFA)

Monday, November 6
Knot Tying School

Tuesday, November 14
New & Prospective Member Orientation 

Friday, November 17
Fall Gear Sale


Throughout 2017
Adventure Travel Trips




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