- Est. Since1912
- Team Size3
About Colorado Mountain Club
Protecting Public Lands & Sustainable Recreation Opportunities
Through advocacy and stewardship, CMC Conservation works to preserve and enhance human-powered recreation in balance with natural resource conservation on Colorado's public lands.
When it comes to Conservation, CMC is committed to on-the-ground protection and improvement of Public Lands throughout the state. Our two 2019 Stewardship Crews worked across Colorado for 20 weeks to assist the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Managment maintain trails and restore natural resource areas. The crews also hosted volunteer events and partnered with numerous non-profits to assist in trail design and project managment. Their hard work resulted in:
- 45 miles of trail inventoried and maintained
- 1,513 downed trees removed
- 400 erosion control features installed & maintained
- Supervised 9 miles of new trail construction in Salida and Buena Vista
A Legacy of Conservation
From our beginning, the Colorado Mountain Club has worked to create, define and protect the Colorado experience. In 1912, charter members Enos Mills and James Grafton Rogers worked tirelessly to designate the Estes Park Valley and beyond as Rocky Mountain National Park. Their success in 1915 marked the beginning of CMC's conservation legacy and changed millions of lives. This is the very heart of the Club – a combination of experience, belief, and action.
Today, CMC Conservation continues this tradition by promoting sustainable recreation, protecting wild lands, creating and maintaining access to Colorado’s best places for recreation, and engaging in stewardship in the places that hold so much meaning for members.
Our work is unique in that it is bi-partisan, specific to Colorado, and leverages advocacy with results on the ground.