Ward Whicker, Group Chairman, welcomes you to the Fort Collins Group of the Colorado
Please check out our Activity Schedule
page for trips and other club activities. Guests are welcome to sign up
for trips and activities. Please come and try us out!
If you decide to join us on a trip as a guest, you will need to call the
trip leader to see if the trip is still open (sometimes there are
participant limits). You will also need to sign a
Release of Liability
form. This form can be obtained from a trip leader, or on our
Membership page as part of the membership application. As a guest, to find a trip leader's contact information please call Membership services at 800.633.4417.
Note that all of our leaders are trained in leadership, safety and first
Are you new to mountain hiking and want to hit the trails in 2015? Are you
an experienced backcountry traveler who wants to gain mountaineering knowledge
and improve skills? Plan to join the 2015 edition of the Fort Collins CMC
Mountain Hiking School.
We will meet in five interactive classroom sessions, practice skills learned
on five field trips, and utilize the gamut on the July graduation hike.
Classroom topics include dry land travel (gear, weather, knots, scree, and
talus), navigation with map and compass, emergency survival, mountain weather,
and snow travel. Experienced volunteer instructors will help you learn and
practice techniques in an open group environment. The classroom sessions and
field trips will start in late February and end by early May. For more
Monthly Programs resume on January 28, 2015 at the Fort
Collins Senior Center from 7-9:00PM.
January's program is The Fort Collins Group's
Inaugural Equipment Swap Meet.
Learn more at the
Monthly Program Page.
The January 2015
NEWSLETTER is now available!
The Forest Service updated trail closure page:
Current trail closures are listed here.
Here is a
Current Map of the closed areas.