The CMC in Leadville campus shortly after dawn.

CMC in Leadville, 10,200 ft.

CMC class performing lab tests in the field.

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Aerial photograph of the Colorado Mountain College in Leadville campus.

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Rafting on the Arkansas River.

PLAY VIDEO: Leadville graduate Anna Boyd describes how her Outdoor Recreation Leadership degree gave her focus and confidence.

Watch video of CMC Natural Resource Management graduate work.

PLAY VIDEO: CMC graduate Jackie Kniss studies bighorn sheep and lamb survival rates for the Colorado Dept. of Parks and Wildlife.

Watch video with a CMC Ski Area Management program graduate.

PLAY VIDEO: Ski Area Operations Graduate Finds Open Doors for Women


PLAY VIDEO: Study abroad students recount their cultural immersion in East Africa and summiting Kilimanjaro.

Colorado Mountain College in Leadville

Pursue an education at the highest altitude college campus in the country – Colorado Mountain College in Leadville.

Leadville, Colorado is the place if you love the outdoors and want a career that will keep you there. Colorado Mountain College in Leadville specializes in outdoor recreation and environmental programs, in a spectacular mountain setting. With over 250 acres, the campus has miles of cross country ski trails that are maintained by students in the Ski Area Operations program. In the summer these trails are used for mountain biking, hiking and there is an 18-hole disc golf course nestled in the trees on the grounds.

Colorado Mountain College in Leadville provides residence halls with spectacular views of the two highest mountains in Colorado.

The Timberline Analytical Lab has high end precision instruments and equipment unique to a community college.

Natural Resource Management students work in the field as interns on environmental projects in partnership with agencies such as the EPA and the National Forest Service.

With snowmaking equipment and state-of-the-art snowcats, the Ski Area Operations students receive hands-on experience grooming trails, designing and maintaining a tubing hill on campus, even putting together an annual Rail Jam as a project for their Events Management class. Students also get world-class on-the-job experience grooming at Vail Resorts.

This is more than just an “outdoor campus.” It’s a great place to get a liberal arts education. Colorado State Guaranteed Transfer Courses make it is easy to transfer from CMC to four-year institutions to earn a bachelor degree. Students at Colorado Mountain College can save a lot of money beginning their college careers with a quality education at Colorado Mountain College.

The campus is also a spectacular location for summer conferences.

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Colorado Mountain College in Leadville
901 South Hwy. 24
Leadville, Colorado 80461
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Colorado Mountain College in Buena Vista
27900 County Road 319
P.O. Box 897
Buena Vista, CO 81211

This campus also offers an extensive selection of course offerings through a partnership with Ed2Go.