Hands On Environmental Education
The mountaintops, the valleys, the reclamation sites of the Rocky Mountains are your laboratories
Colorado Mountain College offers the best of both worlds: An amazing backdrop and the hands-on opportunity to help preserve it.
The more real-life experience you have, the more attractive you’ll be to potential employers. Colorado Mountain College students learn and work in a diverse Rocky Mountain environment — a valuable resource for your future.
Located on approximately 60 acres of lodgepole pine forest, our campus is a premier site for environmental study. The area is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and agricultural lands.
Explore the surrounding ecosystems:
- The Arkansas River watershed
- High-altitude lakes
- Unique terrestrial settings
Work with experts and build your resume with exciting internship experiences:
- Evaluate non-point source pollution to the Arkansas River watershed
- Monitor hydrology of the California Gulch Superfund site
- Participate in restoration efforts in the Lake Fork Watershed
- Reclaim abandoned mine sites
- Visit drainages impacted by mine-waste and Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)
- Complete inventories of noxious weeds
From field sample to high-tech environmental analysis in the laboratory
Colorado Mountain College students now have the unique opportunity to analyze environmental samples with state-of-the-art tools. The Timberline Analytical Laboratory (TAL) brings discovery indoors with impressive instrumentation for chemical analysis of soil, sediment, rock, water, biologic media, and building material.