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News and updates from the Colorado Mountain Club

How to Add a Trip Report

Explore our most recent trip reports for our Routes & Places. Learn how to post your own trip report to share your adventures.

2022 Roder Fund Recipient Reflections

Learn how the Eckart Roder Education Fund impacted the Colorado Mountain Club community through funding projects focused on mountain safety, responsibility, and courtesy. Eckart's legacy lives on through these contributions.

A week working in the Flat Tops

A week working in the Flat Tops

CMC's Stewardship Crew cleared and maintained trails in a remote part of the White River National Forest

CMC Stewardship Crew 2022 Intro

CMC Stewardship Crew 2022 Intro

We laughed and joked and enjoyed the work even on days where the heat was almost unbearable and the sand was blowing dust into our every crevice

Public-Private Partnership Keeps 14er Peaks Open in Park County

Public-Private Partnership Keeps 14er Peaks Open in Park County

CMC secures the re-opening of the Decalibron 14ers for the 2022 climbing season but there is still work to be done

A Walk through Colorado National Monument

A Walk through Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument: Free Chapter from New Guidebook, Guide to Western National Monuments

Lessons in Resiliency from the Mountains

Lessons in Resiliency from the Mountains

The Bark of the Cony follows the tale of the 1960s local legends, the Climbing Smiths—a father and four sons who together climbed all the Colorado 14ers, finishing while the youngest, Tyle, was just eight years old.

Genesee Mountain Park: Denver's Birding Treasure

Genesee Mountain Park: Denver's Birding Treasure

Sneak Peak at CMC's First Birding and Hiking Guide: The Best Front Range Bird Hikes

Three Apostles: In the Midst of Giants

Three Apostles: In the Midst of Giants

A sample from CMC's newest pack guide, The Best Buena Vista and Salida Hikes

RIMS - A New Tool for Land Management Planning and Stewardship

RIMS - A New Tool for Land Management Planning and Stewardship

The CMC RIMS app puts the power of data collection into your hands to help improve trail maintenance and public land management!

New Comprehensive Climbing Guide to the San Juans Range

New Comprehensive Climbing Guide to the San Juans Range

Free chapter excerpt from new guidebook, Climbing Colorado's San Juans: A Comprehensive Guide to Hikes, Scrambles, & Technical Climbs

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

Enjoy this free teaser from the bestselling CMC Press title, Rocky Mountain Wildflowers.

Backcountry Gems: Seven Utes Mountain & Mount Mahler

Backcountry Gems: Seven Utes Mountain & Mount Mahler

An exclusive sneak peak into CMC's new bestselling title, Ski Touring Routes: Colorado's Front Range

Step into Joshua Tree

A free chapter from 140 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs

Exploring Utah's Zebra Canyon

Exploring Utah's Zebra Canyon

A free chapter from The Best Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Hikes, the newest CMC Press guidebook.

A New Guidebook to the Lakes and High Country of Colorado

A New Guidebook to the Lakes and High Country of Colorado

Free Chapter from New Guidebook, Classic Colorado Hikes: Lakes, Loops, and High-Ridge Traverses

Snowshoe Route: Lost Lake Trail

Snowshoe Route: Lost Lake Trail

A COMPLIMENTARY CHAPTER FROM SNOWSHOE ROUTES: COLORADO'S FRONT RANGE, 2ND EDITION.

Help Save a CMC Boulder Group Hut

Help Save a CMC Boulder Group Hut

Since 1969, the Colorado Mountain Club’s Årestua Hut (aka Guinn Mountain Hut) has provided a welcome winter respite at 11,000 ft. for Nordic skiers, backcountry skiers, and snowshoers and a shelter for hikers from those pesky afternoon rainstorms in summer.

Peak Crushers Program is Open for 2022

Peak Crushers Program is Open for 2022

This program is aimed at competent runner-scramblers wishing to improve their speed and efficiency in higher altitudes and on ridges...

Alpine Climbing School – 2022 All Women Team

Alpine Climbing School – 2022 All Women Team

CMC’s Technical Climbing School Director, Sheryl Lampert shares about her experience as a female mountaineer and climber and her asperations for shifting the landscape from what has been seen as a heavily male dominated activity...

Big Fish, Small Skis

Big Fish, Small Skis

The Snow Rangers have been busy stewarding Red Mountain Pass and the Grand Mesa, which have both seen consistent streams of happy visitors.

Highlighting the 2021 Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship and Grant Recipients

Highlighting the 2021 Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship and Grant Recipients

In 2021, the CMCF Fellowship and Grants committee was able to support 10 worthy students...

Colorado Mountain Club Fly Fishing School is Back in 2022

Colorado Mountain Club Fly Fishing School is Back in 2022

Catch and release is our motto! If you have ever wanted to learn to fly fish or improve your existing skills, this school is for you.

Colorado Mountain Club Hosts the 2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival at Paramount Theatre

Colorado Mountain Club Hosts the 2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival at Paramount Theatre

Get stoked for our return to live screenings and the 2022 presentation of the most outrageous, adventure-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Follow along as some of the world’s best adventurers and film makers hike tough trails, paddle wild waters, ski …

Meet the 21/22 CMC Snow Rangers

Meet the 21/22 CMC Snow Rangers

The Snow Ranger program is a partnership between the Colorado Mountain Club and the U.S. Forest Service Ouray & Grand Valley Ranger Districts...

CMC Press Holiday Gift Guide

CMC Press Holiday Gift Guide

Give them a CMC Press book they'll love!

Enroll in Winter Camping School 2022

Enroll in Winter Camping School 2022

A non-survival school perfect for those who want to enjoy the winter, snow, and moonlight in comfort.

Level Up Your Campsite Cooking

Level Up Your Campsite Cooking

Sneak Peak at CMC's First Backcountry Cookbook: Wild Eats

Wilderness First Responder & WFR Recertification Courses Now Available Through the CMC

Wilderness First Responder & WFR Recertification Courses Now Available Through the CMC

The WFR course is best for individuals who are outdoor instructors and guides, backcountry rangers, or wilderness therapy leaders …

Heads Up for Trip Leaders, Field Day Instructors, and CMC Hikers: Hunting Season is Approaching

Heads Up for Trip Leaders, Field Day Instructors, and CMC Hikers: Hunting Season is Approaching

It's time to get to know the planning resources you’ll need to avoid hunters and shooting in the backcountry…