• Advice
  • 4 Things we Learned in Canyon Orientation

    4 Things we Learned in Canyon Orientation Student reflections and photos from Aspen Gau (Outdoor Recreation Leadership) on his experience with the Canyon Orientation course a.k.a “Canyon O”. Visit coloradomtn.edu to learn more about the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program at Colorado Mountain College.  We are incredibly lucky to be able to attend a college that offers […]

  • College News
  • Peak Perspectives; Mountain Orientation

    Leadville Mountain Orientation A narrative by Aspen Gau, a Leadville student in the Outdoor program at Colorado Mountain College. Students in the Mountain Orientation class explored the Mount Harvard Wilderness area in early October. Mountain Orientation, affectionately called “Mountain O”, was Aspen’s first outdoor orientation course. The course is a concentrated field experience in the […]

  • Advice
  • Beyond Technical; The Human Aspect of an Outdoor Career

    Beyond Technical; The Human Aspect of an Outdoor Career Graduate Feature, Brett Menter Since graduating in 2014 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Brett Menter has found himself leading heli-ski trips in Alaska, guiding ice climbing trips on glaciers, coordinating outdoor activities for disabled children and more recently, instructing outdoor orientation classes at Colorado Mountain […]

  • CMC Leadville Programs
  • Leadville Trail Dozer Operations

    CMC Sculpts New Trails and Leaders in Colorado’s Trail Building Industry Trail Dozer Operations in Leadville Colorado Mountain College’s Leadville campus recently partnered with Tony Boone Trails, LLC out of Salida to pilot Trail Dozer Operations, a class in mechanical trail construction. Utilizing two state-of-the-art trail dozers, six students practiced sculpting contoured trails, berms, and […]

  • Chaffee County
  • Buena Vista Farmers Market

    Buena Vista Farmers Market by Sarah Duprey, Outdoor Education & Environmental Studies, CMC Leadville Sarah Duprey, an Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies student at Colorado Mountain College Leadville is currently interning for the summer at an organic farm in Buena Vista. She is busy working in the fields, helping out at the farmers market, and enjoying […]

  • Outdoor Education
  • Learning to Climb in Buena Vista

    Overcoming Fears; Climbing in Buena Vista A beginners experience in sport climbing class, as experienced by Anna Sophia Wolner and written by Lauren Swanson Leadville community members and Colorado Mountain College students of all ages spent a weekend climbing in Buena Vista enjoying spring sunshine and improving their rock climbing skills. The Sport Climbing class was […]

  • College News
  • Leadville Named Top Colorado Adventure Town

     Leadville Named Top Colorado Adventure Town Our secret is out. Leadville was named the best [mid-sized] Colorado Adventure Town in the November issue of Elevation Outdoors Magazine.  This past fall Elevation Outdoors divided 48 of their favorite active Colorado communities into 3 categories; small, mid-sized, and large adventure towns. They asked readers to participate by voting for […]

  • Alumni
  • Outdoor Alumni Summit Alaskan Peak

    Outdoor Alumni Summit Alaskan Peak Earlier this spring, three ambitious Colorado Mountain College Leadville alumni embarked on a fundraising expedition to the Alaskan Range, with the Boulder Mountain Institute. Ryan Edwards, Eric Crosby, and Michael Elges, graduates of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program, are successfully employed in the outdoor industry. They have been climbing together […]