“Outdoor Education is the perfect degree for an active person who also loves to learn through experience.”
- Soren Frykholm, Outdoor Education Graduate
How Outdoor Education prepped Anna Boyd for her success
“Affordability was a big beneficial part of being here. It put me in a really good place financially at the end of school.”
Mountain Life, Mountain Learning
“It is an incredibly tranquil place to live, with space for your mind to clear and de-stress.”
- Anna Wolner, Associate of Arts
Aerial Tour of CMC Leadville
“Your teachers and professors gave you the ability to do something beyond what you could ever imagine or expect out of yourself”
- Chris Hofer, NRM Graduate
Summer internships for Natural Resource Management students
“Both men and women with a passion for snow will be prepared for a career in the mountain resort industry.”
- Becky Thompson, Ski Area Operations graduate
SAO grad finds opportunity in the Colorado Ski Industry
“Giving students the opportunity to guide their own education is definitely the highlight of the job.”
-Jeffrey Runyon, English Professor
Leadville Faculty Feature: Jeffrey Runyon
“It took them out of their comfort zone and their element and I think that’s very critical for creating a global citizen.”
- Daniel Del Castillo Shelton, Instructor
Students climb Mt. Kilimanjaro studying abroad in East Africa
“Colorado Mountain College can give you the skills necessary to explore every inch of this world”
- Ryan Edwards, Outdoor Recreation Leadership Graduate
OUT graduate lands dream job heli-skiing in Alaska
“What makes the Leadville campus different is the immense amount of forest on the property, which holds miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and even a snowboard park.”
- Sean McClellan
On Campus Living @ CMC

Colorado Mountain College in Leadville

A campus surrounded by Colorado’s highest peaks, and all the adventure you could ask for

Leadville — Colorado’s 2015 Top Adventure Towns!
-Elevation Outdoors Magazine cover story

This is authentic Colorado. Leadville is the base for the epic outdoors. A pine forest surrounds the 275-acre campus. There are miles of trails right out the front door for cross-country skiing, running, biking and hiking. And 14,000 foot peaks surrounding it all.

Students here form a strong community. The mountains are their classroom. Some learn to clean up the environment. Others lead trips in nearby wilderness areas. Several world-class resorts such as Vail, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge offer the perfect place to learn ski area management. Or enjoy an amazing powder day.

This is also a great place to start your four-year degree with a liberal arts education. Colorado State Guaranteed Transfer Courses make it easy to transfer from CMC. Students here find room to think and explore their options. One-on-one time with welcoming professors will build a solid base for your next step.

If you haven’t heard of Leadville, we’re not surprised. It’s one of Colorado’s best secrets.

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