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The Colorado Mountain Club is the Rocky Mountain community for mountaincraft education, adventure, and conservation. We exist to bring people together and share our love of the mountains. We value our community and welcome all Coloradans, and beyond. From the uninitiated to the expert, there is a place for everyone here. 

Our Club was founded in Golden in 1912. Since then, we’ve built a legacy of responsible outdoor leadership and ethics, paired with a healthy spirit of adventure. We are the beating heart of Colorado’s mountain community, fueled by the exhilaration of time spent in the wilderness, shared experiences, and deep caring for the mountains we love. 

The American Mountaineering Center (AMC), where the CMC is located, is open for small events, classes, and other activities. See all updated COVID-19 protocols here


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Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 6pm

Email and Phone availability:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm

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The Colorado Mountain Club has been successful in helping to re-open the DeCaLibron Loop Trail which includes three 14ers: Democrat, Cameron, and Lincoln. We ask that everyone continue to honor the private landowners' wishes by staying on the designated trail and obeying all signage. You can learn about the issue on our blog

To see the CMC's timeline and full statement in response to the alleged criminal acts of Chun Chiang, click here



Saturday, December 4, 2021:

Old Monarch Ski

Sunday, December 5, 2021:

Barr Camp/Experimental Forest

Monday, December 6, 2021:

Knot Tying School - Denver

Tuesday, December 7, 2021:

Backcountry Nordic Ski School

Intro to Backcountry Ski and Snowboard School Promotional Gear Lecture

Avalanche Terrain Avoidance Workshop

Wednesday, December 8, 2021:

CMC Climb Nights: CityROCK

CPR/AED Denver Group

Thursday, December 9, 2021:

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 

New Member Snowshoe Gold Hill in Breckenridge

Saturday, December 11, 2021:

Avalanche Terrain Avoidance

CMC RIMS Training

Monday, December 13, 2021:

Peru Creek Cross Country Ski

Tuesday, December 14, 2021:

DEN Lower Leg Injury Clinic

Wednesday, December 15, 2021:

Moonlight Traction Hike

Thursday, December 16, 2021:

TCS Basic Climbing Equivalency Waiver

Saturday, December 18, 2021:

Hybrid Wilderness First Aid (H-WFA)

Sunday, December 19, 2021:

New Member Hike: Apex Trail

Monday, December 20, 2021:

YEP Expedition Base Camp

YEP Snowshoeing and Snow shelters

CMC Climbing Wall

Sunday, December 26, 2021:

X-country ski Bemrose Ski Circus

Tuesday, December 28, 2021:

Golden Gate State Park Windy Peak

Friday, December 31, 2021:

Pikes Peak - Barr Camp

Thursday, January 13, 2022:

CMC Rock Warrior's Way Training Course

Rolling Registration:

Day Hiker School

Nav1: Virtual Course

Nav2: Virtual Course


CMC Online Tips & Tricks Series


How to Read a Topographic Map

How to Deconstruct a Campfire Ring - CMC Pocket Stewardship

Prepping Your Next Adventure 

Mountain Fitness: 5 - minute Abs

Hiking Layers Day & Alpine

Beginner DSLR (Digital Camera) Tutorial 

Mountaineering Pack Contents - What I Carry In My Pack


COVID-19 & CMC Programming

Protocols Updated
November 15, 2021

COVID-19 and CMC Programming

See updates on Colorado Mountain Club programming as it adjusts to new state & local orders as directed by government officials and public health departments.

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