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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 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 2023

Peak Crushers Program is Open for 2023

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...

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

More information on ways to get involved at the CMC.

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…

The Art & Science of Planning Alpine Climbing School Trips

The Art & Science of Planning Alpine Climbing School Trips

How do you define success in alpinism? What makes a good trip? An effective plan? A valuable and worthwhile class? What is the goal of Alpine Climbing School?

So You Want to Hike a 14er?

So You Want to Hike a 14er?

Whether you’re new to Colorado or new to hiking, you’ve probably heard people mention 14ers.

Meet TCS Technical Trip Leader Ryan McCauley

Meet TCS Technical Trip Leader Ryan McCauley

I too often live in my head and overanalyze situations when it comes to work or other aspects of my life...

CMC Holiday Gift Guide

CMC Holiday Gift Guide

Dreaming about a summer 2021 road trip? Already itching to hit the slopes? Whether it's the perfect stocking stuffer or a guide to plan for the coming year, these CMC titles will provide a bright light for the Colorado enthusiast in your life.

The Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON - President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law in August, allocating $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and $9.5 billion to the maintenance and restoration of public lands.

How to Build a Natural First Aid Kit

How to Build a Natural First Aid Kit

Calendula, arnica and curcumin – oh my! No, these are not threats you will find as you follow the yellow brick hiking path, but rather plants-based ingredients you should consider adding to the first aid kit you carry.

A Few Words with CMC Instructor Jeff Speake

A Few Words with CMC Instructor Jeff Speake

Jeff Speake has been an active member of the Colorado Mountain Club for 12 years. After years of avid beach trips and scuba diving, he changed course for the mountains.

Member Stories: Laura Slivinksi

Member Stories: Laura Slivinksi

Vertical spires of rock arched from the ground and into the sky. Laura Slivinski balanced on the two foot sidewalk formed by the ridge.

A 100th Fourteener to Share

A 100th Fourteener to Share

Clouds rolled in suddenly, rain and hail pelting his back as he continued higher. Six inches of snow fluttered down, painting the Barr Trail in white, uncommon for the late summer months.