CMC Holiday Gift Guide

Dreaming about a summer 2021 road trip? Already itching to hit the slopes? Whether it's the perfect stocking stuffer or a guide to plan for the coming year, these CMC titles will provide a bright light for the Colorado enthusiast in your life. We've compiled 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! 

Best Stocking Stuffers: 

-The Best Flatirons Scrambles by Simon Testa


Get a reset from the city noise while exploring new heights. This powerful pack guide is stuffed with tips, routes, and gear advice for scrambling the iconic Flatirons above Boulder, CO. 

-The Best Urban Hikes: Denver by Chris Englert


Take a break from the office to get some fresh air in your backyard with this CMC pack guide that fits anywhere. The Queen City of the Plains has more hidden gems that await your discovery, with over 30 trails all close to home. 

Roadtrip Vibes:

-The Best Canyonlands National Park Hikes by Rod Martinez


From family-friendly to notable treks, The Best Canyonlands National Park Hikes showcases the best of this memorable Utah National Park. Get the car packed up and plan the next campout with the whole family. 

-The Best Moab and Arches National Park Hikes by Rod Martinez


Take your SpaceForce team to Mars! This National Park is so stunning it seems like another planet. Plan your escape with this CMC pack guide to explore the best that Moab and Arches has to offer. 

 

For the Plant Enthusiast/Botanist: 

-Rocky Mountain Flora, by James Ells, Ph.D.

A full-color field guide to the magnificent flora abundant in the Rockies makes it simple to find some peace and solace. Get a break from the screens and discover a new plant to fawn over. 

-Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes by Marlene Borneman

Make a scavenger hunt for your favorite flowers and get some bonus elevation gain. This compact pack guide explores the best of the Front Range from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park that focuses on easily accessible trails and excellent flora. 

Backcountry Adventurers: 

-Ski Touring Routes: Colorado's Front Range by Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh

Find fresh powder this season without the anxiety of resorts. The backcountry guide gives the downhill thrill-seekers detailed routes, trail-markers, and gear advice so you don't miss one weekend of fun. 

-Snowshoe Routes: Colorado's Front Range by Alan Apt

Take a quiet weekend trek with the family or a solo escape from the house with this essential guidebook to the best snowshoe routes along the Front Range. Find comfort in the tall trees of the Rockies and revel in the peaceful scenery. 

 

2021 Resolutions: 

-Guide to the Colorado Mountains 

With over 1500 trails and mountain peaks to explore, this is consider the essential Colorado guide for any and all hikers, backpackers, and trail-runners. Make 2021 the year of summits. 

-The Colorado Trail guidebook

Make a dent in your bucket list in 2021 with this complete guidebook to all the expectations, variations, and sights of the legendary Colorado Trail. Plan a months long excursion or break it into weekends with your pup! This guide is complete with color photos and detailed route info to be well-equipped for anything.