News

  • CMC Holiday Gift Guide

    We've complied a list of the best gifts from our favorite collections to make the decision on what to get for everyone a little easier this holiday season, all while supporting a local non-profit! 
  • Backcountry Gems: Seven Utes Mountain & Mount Mahler

    In the newly released title from CMC, Ski Touring Routes: Colorado's Front Range, readers are given regional maps, insider tips, and detailed directions on how to get there and what to expect from backcountry terrain across the Rockies. With a whole winter ahead, there's plenty of time to get as many vertical feet in as possible. 
  • Step into Joshua Tree

    In the new 25th Anniversary edition of 140 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs, Philip Ferranti offers his notable wit and expertise in a regional guide through these diverse landscapes. 

    Here is a complimentary chapter featuring the iconic Joshua Tree National Park.

  • The Great American Outdoors Act

    WASHINGTON - President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law in August, allocating $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and $9.5 billion to the maintenance and restoration of public lands. 

  • 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.