Photo of a CMC Outdoor Leadership class winter camping.

Get Started in Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Academics and outdoor adventures are both integral to the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program at Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College provides outdoor gear and safety equipment such as ropes, harnesses, hardware, tents and cooking equipment. Here’s a list of outdoor gear you’ll be required to supply.

Students applying to the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program must demonstrate college-level proficiency skills through ACT scores, college transcripts or the Accuplacer placement test, administered by Colorado Mountain College. We recommend that you take one of these tests as soon as possible because inadequate skills in reading, writing and mathematics may require you to enroll in developmental courses. This may affect your acceptance into the program.

This program has certain physical and academic standards (pdf) which you will be required to meet before you are admitted to the program. Students accepted into the college’s vocational programs must be physically, mentally, and emotionally self-supportive with reasonable accommodations. If there is a concern about meeting the physical and academic standard, students need to contact the Disability Services  Coordinator who will determine the student’s ability to participate in this program.

Photo of students learn the details of reading maps at the Alpine Campus.Colorado Mountain College is an open enrollment community college. Transfer students should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale at previous colleges.

For more information, contact our Admissions staff at:

Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601