Despite being a Colorado native, Valerie Hawks’ life didn’t involve mountains much until about seven years ago. A self-proclaimed ‘city girl,’ Valerie rarely ventured from the concrete confines of downtown Denver. She was born and raised in the city, and … Continued
The CMC’s Membership Director, Lauren Shockey, spent a few weeks in Nepal during the summer of 2018. She left the country with a new appreciation for its culture, peaks, and lack of oxygen. Read on for Lauren’s top reasons to … Continued
Pemba Sherpa has been involved with the CMC since the ’90s. After migrating to the United States from Nepal, Pemba has dedicated his life to giving back to the people of Nepal. From creating viable infrastructure high in the Himalaya, … Continued
by Jeff Golden Most Coloradans consider “hiking season” to be June through September, but such a viewpoint is severely restrictive. The fall, winter and spring months are often the most rewarding times of year in the high country. There’s nothing … Continued
We’re thrilled to announce the launching of The CMC Leadership Project in the fall of 2018. The CMC Leadership Project is a statewide program designed to invest in our volunteer trip leaders and school instructors and recognize them for all … Continued
National Public Lands Day Brink Messick, CMC Conservation Outreach and Project Manager “I have purposely presented the land ethic as a product of social evolution because nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written’… It evolves in the … Continued
Adventurers of the CMC – Makayla Braden Get to know Makayla Braden, a Colorado Mountain Club Trailblazer and High Altitude Mountaineering School Graduate. Written by CMC Marketing Content Intern Drew Kort The version of Makayla Braden that exists today, the … Continued
Here at the Colorado Mountain Club, we believe that summits come in all shapes and sizes. And no matter what, when you conquer something new, you have reached a new summit, be it getting to the top of your very first 5.6 climb, summiting your 54th 14er, backpacking for the first time, or mountain biking down a trail that you’ve been too scared to before. Whatever your “summit” was this summer, we want to know about it! In our opinion, there is no summit too small. Submit your best photo of you and your friends conquering a “summit” for your chance to win a bunch of cool prizes.
Colorado is home to some of the world’s most iconic trout waters, and some are less than an hour and a half-drive from the Front Range. These rivers and streams attract anglers of all different skill levels and have become a fly-fishing mecca for those who enjoy stunning scenery and beautiful trout.