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The Colorado Mountain Club provides a variety of high quality domestic and international outdoor adventure trips for active travelers. Adventure Travel trips include eco‐sensitive, cultural, and educational components on multi‐day trips.  Our diverse offerings include a wide variety of activities and accommodations for many skill levels and preferences.

The experienced all-volunteer trip leaders keep trip costs low and provide an intimate knowledge of the areas they guide.

The Adventure Travel program helps support the conservation and education goals and strategies of the CMC.  It's guided by the Adventure Travel Committee whose core function is to develop and support competent AT trip leaders who have the skills to manage unpredictable and/or stressful situations with grace, humor, risk management, and authority.  They are responsible for:

  • Leader Training and Mentoring
  • Trip Approval 
  • Marketing
  • Budget & Finance
  • In-State Outing


For more information contact the Adventure Travel Program at


Why Travel With the CMC?

  • Value
    Our volunteer leaders work hard with local guides to provide competitive trip pricing.
  • Small Groups
    Smaller group sizes mean a more personal, close-knit, and meaningful nature experience.
  • New People
    Meet adventurers with similar passions and make lasting friendships!
  • Active Adventures:
    Stay in shape with pre-trip activities and feel rejuvenated with active vacations
  • Variety:
    We offer a wide range of experiences, trip lengths, and accommodations.
  • Experienced Leaders:
    Our leaders plan all of the details and work with local guides to deliver the best possible experience.
  • Contribution:
    Your adventure supports the nonprofit work of the Colorado Mountain Club — conserving wild places and educating all ages in the outdoors.

Read what our participants have to say


"This was a well-organized, enjoyable and educational experience. Our guides were extremely well-informed. By far, it exceeded my expectations. It was the best group I was ever a part of."  - Marlin Smickley, Edwards, CO

"Our leaders were outstanding. They are to be commended for their organization and for preparing us so well. They gave us lots of early preliminary information. They got answers to our questions well in advance from the outfitter. And their own experience was valuable in preparing us."  - Kathleen Brennan, Denver, CO

"The trip was fabulous -- well organized and executed and worth every penny! It was the trip of a lifetime!"  - Jane Templeton, Salida, CO

"The trip was perfect. It couldn't have been better. The food, the guides, the hikes, the weather, meeting some of the nicest people I know -- everything."  - Peter Bond, Howard, CO