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  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. She could see blue lakes spread across the landscape far below. It was like walking on a rope made of stone. 

  • Nominations Wanted: CMC Board of Directors

    The Colorado Mountain Club is seeking nominations for board members serving a 3-year term beginning October 1, 2020. The nomination deadline is A...
  • Longs Peak, The Monarch of the Rockies

    Longs Peak towers over the landscape as the only 14er in Rocky Mountain National Park. Its vertical rock faces are covered with ice and snow for nine months out of the year, leaving only a small window for hikers without mountaineering experience to reach the summit.
  • Scrambling Boulder's Flatirons: Inclusive Recreation

    The Best Flatiron Scrambles showcases how this sport can be both inclusive and responsible in a time when community safety and health are massive priorities.
  • Safer at Home and in the Vast Great Outdoors

    DENVER - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Level 2 Phase of Reopening: Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors on June 1, allowing residents to venture back into the mountains. 

  • Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

    Enjoy this free teaser from the bestselling CMC Press title, Rocky Mountain Wildflowers. The pack guide organized by color and plant family and features over 180 of Colorado’s most common wildflowers. This fully revised second edition makes flower identification easy. 

  • RIMS - A New Tool for Land Management Planning and Stewardship

    If you enjoy recreating on Colorado’s 23 million acres of public land, the CMC RIMS app puts the power of data collection into your hands to make trails safer and more sustainable.

  • Snowshoe Route: Lost Lake Trail

    The Hessie Valley is a beautiful riparian area of Middle Boulder Creek, located just west of the town of Eldora. You will see rock formations, peak views, and moose, if you are lucky.
  • Exploring Utah's Zebra Canyon

    A free teaser chapter from the newest CMC Press title, The Best Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Hikes. Explore one of south-central Utah's most classic hikes through Zebra Canyon and Tunnel Slot, an area that will leave even seasoned desert roamers astonished.