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Shining Mountains Group

For Estes Park and Surrounding Communities


The Shining Mountains Group (SMG) serves CMC members in Estes Park, Loveland, Lyons, and other areas. Organized in 1986, the Group welcomes guests and members from other CMC groups to our activities.

A high percentage of SMG members are singles. The Friendly Bunch (TFB), a Shining Mountains Group section organized to help singles of all ages get acquainted with each other, sponsors a variety of outdoor and indoor, day and evening SMG activities. While most participants are single, all CMC members are welcome.

Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, volleyball, tennis, snowshoeing, skiing, and car camps, just to name a few. They are planned for beginning to intermediate skill levels, so you don't have to be an expert to take part.

Indoor activities include theme potlucks, information seminars on various topics, game nights, dining out groups, movies, plays, concerts, and sporting events as well as square, folk, polka, and ballroom dancing. Indoor and outdoor activities take advantage of seasonal opportunities.

Since SMG has members in a wide geographical area, the Group has TFB contacts in several different local areas including Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, and the Denver metro area.


The web calendar lists Shining Mountains Group trips.