The Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) has sections for members with special interests to meet others with the same interests. All of these sections schedule activities, from programs to trips and schools, in their area of interest. Some of the sections have their own newsletter to communicate with their members. Although a section may have a newsletter, most of their activities are announced in the Activity Schedule and are open to all CMC members.
Photography Section The Denver CMC Photography Section is open to all ages and skill levels. Our activities include conducting specific hikes for photography opportunities and meetings to learn more about a wide variety of photographic subjects and display personal and club work. Periodic trips to take advantage of photographic opportunities and social events round out the Photography Section’s current offerings. Come and meet us at 7:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St, Golden) in Lower Level Conference Room A and bring your own ideas to the mix.
Trailblazers Section The CMC Trailblazers are a section of the Denver Group for members ages 21-40. Our purpose goes beyond the normal hiking and snow adventures of the club to create a network of peers who can be contacted for many different outdoor and social activities. In addition to monthly happy hours that attract many people per event, we have movie and dance nights, First Friday art walks, concerts, volleyball, BBQs, rafting trips, and much more.
Over the Hill Gang Rocky Mountain Over the Hill Gang is a group of hikers/bikers/skiers and, most importantly, friends over 50. In other words, a bunch of folks “of a certain age” (definitely NOT old) who love to get out and do and prove we don’t have any feet in the grave yet! In addition, food ranks high on our priority list so most activities include eating one way or another. In the past we have sponsored everything from ethnic dinners to raft trips, to castle visits, as well as our outdoor activities. Read more…
Fly Fishing Section Obtain free tickets for the next monthly program on Fly Fishing (FF). Join our Fly Fishing School and Fly Tying School. Enjoy FF with the FF Section by signing up for FF trips on the CMC activity schedule. Check the calendar for FF seminars, clinics, monthly programs, social events.
Technical Climbing Section The Technical Section is for those members interested in technical climbing, both on rock and ice. The Technical Section sponsors programs, courses, member outings and social activities. Read More…
High Altitude Mountaineering HAMS provides opportunities for Colorado Mountain Club climbers to meet others interested in far away peaks, often involving snow, ice and travel. Section members receive Thin Air, the section’s newsletter, five times a year. Thin Air includes information and articles on high altitude mountaineering, including accounts of expeditions, meeting announcements, used equipment sales, and “how-to” advice.
Denver Downhillers The Downhillers show their love of the mountains by alpine skiing and snowboarding at various ski resorts. Volunteer leaders organize day trips to areas within 2 hours of Denver, and multi-day trips to western Colorado and out of state destinations, such as Utah.
Birding 201 Ever wonder about the bird flying overhead? Birding 101 will teach methods of identifying birds, then discuss bird guides and binoculars. We will consider behaviors, habitats and some introductory facts of ecology. We will practice techniques for identifying birds by sight and by ear. We will keep lists and discuss resources for learning more.
Denver Group Conservation Committee The Denver Conservation Committee works in conjunction with the CMC Conservation Department. We are volunteers from the Denver Group who work on projects and issues to preserve public lands and the responsible enjoyment of those lands.