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Action Alert: Winter Travel Planning Begins on the Rio Grande National Forest

Action Alert: Winter Travel Planning Begins on the Rio Grande National Forest

Help shape the future of winter recreation on the Rio Grande National Forest. Learn how to participate in the over-snow-vehicle planning process today!

USFS permitting updates

USFS permitting updates

Check out the most recent email sent to each group representative regarding USFS permitting!

2024 Leadership Summit: May 11, 2024 RECAP

2024 Leadership Summit: May 11, 2024 RECAP

A summary of the Leadership Summit that took place in Monument, Colorado.

Enter to Win Tickets to Outside Festival!

Enter to Win Tickets to Outside Festival!

Outside Festival is going to be a weekend celebrating all things outdoors, and we're giving away a pair of 2-day tickets!

Teen Summer Courses: A Place to Make Friends, Build Confidence, and Connect Offline

Teen Summer Courses: A Place to Make Friends, Build Confidence, and Connect Offline

Colorado Mountain Club's summer courses offer teens a way to connect with nature, their peers, and themselves.

An Introduction to Mapping using CalTopo

An Introduction to Mapping using CalTopo

An Introduction to Mapping using Caltopo specific for documenting use with permitting.

New Partnership: Coffee for the Cause

New Partnership: Coffee for the Cause

Wake up and smell the coffee before your next adventure! Getting outdoors is good for us, fresh air, exercise, and the ability to socialize with friends and family, but coffee comes first! Our new partnership with Coffee for the Cause allows you to get your coffee and support the CMC at the same time!

Get to Know Our New CEO: Meet Madeline Bachner Lane

Get to Know Our New CEO: Meet Madeline Bachner Lane

Join us in welcoming Colorado Mountain Club's new Chief Executive Officer: Madeline Bachner Lane!

Risk Management Corner: February

Risk Management Corner: February

Two incident reports during Snowshoe Trips

A Case for Maintaining WFA as a CMC Trip Leader or Instructor

A Case for Maintaining WFA as a CMC Trip Leader or Instructor

5 Considerations for Wilderness First Aid Retention

New Image Brewing X Colorado Mountain Club

New Image Brewing X Colorado Mountain Club

The Great Beer-Naming Contest!

Permitting for your courses seem confusing? Frustrating? CMC is here to help!

Permitting for your courses seem confusing? Frustrating? CMC is here to help!

Permitting seems like a daunting process and can be hard to understand at times. As tricky as seems, here is some general information to make you more comfortable with the process. If you have additional questions, please reach out to permits@cmc.org

An Annual Update on CMC Reporting Through Navex Ethicspoint

An Annual Update on CMC Reporting Through Navex Ethicspoint

A year ago we reported on our first year with Navex Ethicspoint. In 2022 there were 15 reports filed on 10 separate cases. Now we want to share the results of a second year with this third-party reporting system that allows members and staff to report on behavior and misconduct anonymously and have CMC leadership follow-up. In 2023 we fielded eleven reports on ten separate cases.

Hit the Trail with Confidence: The 10th Edition of the official Colorado Trail Guidebook is Here!

Hit the Trail with Confidence: The 10th Edition of the official Colorado Trail Guidebook is Here!

New from CMC Press: The 10th edition of the official Colorado Trail Guidebook by The Colorado Trail Foundation is out now! With up-to-date details for safe & smooth adventures, insider tips & hidden gems from experienced hikers, and stunning photos & maps to fuel your trail dreams, it's a must-have for anyone planning a trek on the Colorado Trail.

2024 CMC Leadership Survey Results Are In!

2024 CMC Leadership Survey Results Are In!

On January 29th, the Adult Education team sent a Leadership Survey to about 160 leaders with the Colorado Mountain Club. Of that group we received 32 responses (20% response rate). We received responses from 9 Groups across the State which included: Denver, Western Slope Group, Pikes Peak Group, Boulder Group, El Pueblo, Roaring Fork, Gore Range, Friends of CO, Northern Colorado.

Spread the Word About CSAR Use of Channel 3.0

Spread the Word About CSAR Use of Channel 3.0

Do you use a Rocky Talkie or other family or general mobile radio service? If you’re ever involved in a backcountry emergency turning to channel 3.0 could help CSAR save your life!

What is Mindfulness? (Most People Get it Wrong)

What is Mindfulness? (Most People Get it Wrong)

Michele L. Walter is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher who learned from two of the leading western teachers—Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield—through their two-year Mindful Meditation Teacher Certification Program in partnership with Sounds True and the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.

Parking at the AMC

FAQ about the parking at AMC.

Hosted by CMC: BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour Returns to Denver!

Hosted by CMC: BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour Returns to Denver!

Get ready for an exhilarating journey into the heart of adventure as the Colorado Mountain Club proudly hosts the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the iconic Paramount Theater in Denver, Colorado. From February 29th to March 2nd, 2024.

Risk Management Corner: January

Risk Management Corner: January

A fall on a snowshoeing trip into the Chicago Lakes basin area due to unstable terrain.

3 Helpful TIPS for Posting TRIPS

3 Helpful TIPS for Posting TRIPS

Three tips for posting CMC trips at the new website

Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Stumped on what to get for the outdoor enthusiast in your life this holiday season? Look no further - we've put together a list of gift suggestions for everyone on your list. Here are a few of our favorites...

CMC Trip Leader and Field Instructor Requirement FY24

Summary of the decision regarding CMC Trip Leader & Instructor requirements

Confused about CMC Scholarships? We're here to help

Confused about CMC Scholarships? We're here to help

A FAQ about scholarships with the Colorado Mountain Club

Risk Managment Corner: December 2023

Risk Managment Corner: December 2023

A near miss due to a loaded rope over a sharp edge.