Communications professor teaches in a CMC Leadville classroom.

CMC Leadville campus.


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CMC Leadvile campus and vicinity seen from the air.

Colorado Mountain College in Leadville

Nestled at the base of Colorado’s highest peaks: a tight-knit college community united by outdoor adventure

Fast Facts

  • Elevation - 10,200 feet
  • Student/Teacher Ratio - 13:1
  • Transfer-friendly pathways with affordable credits.
  • Only college in the Rocky Mountains offering a Ski Area Operations degree
  • Over 40 degrees & certificate options to choose from
  • Within 1 hour to world-class resorts Vail, Copper, Breckenridge and more
  • Home to the world-famous Leadville Race Series: Leadville 100 MTB and Trail Run

It doesn't get more "Colorado" than Leadville. This is the place to forget the complications of city life and embrace open space and miles of opportunity.

At Colorado Mountain College Leadville, you don't have to choose between your education and the call of the wild. Our programs are designed to enhance the Colorado mountain lifestyle.

CMC Leadville serves Lake County through concurrent enrollment for local high school students, ESL for English language learners, and dozens of affordable certificate, associate, and bachelor-level degrees such as EMT, Business, Fire Science, Ski Area Operations, and more!

Catch sunrise over the Sawatch Range from your room in the Mountain View Residence Hall. Dive into experiential learning. Make use of CMC Leadville’s lending library of four-season outdoor gear, indoor climbing wall, or backyard terrain park.

Enjoy the benefits of living on-campus with a tight community of friends. Get inspired at one of the most beautiful mountain campuses in the nation. Your adventure is waiting.

@ Colorado Mountain College Leadville


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Live on campus and experience mountain life and learning

“The skills necessary to explore every inch of this world.”

- Ryan Edwards, Outdoor Recreation Leadership Graduate

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Map & Contact

Colorado Mountain College Leadville
901 South Hwy 24
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-4260, fax

Campus Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday Campus is closed

Housing at Leadville

Three CMC Leadville students walk on a paved bike path on a fall day.

Learn about the off-campus housing options in Leadville and surrounding area.

Cross Country Team

Atheletes of the CMC Cross Country team on course at a race.

The CMC Cross Country Team competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Based at CMC Leadville, students at other campuses can also participate.

Webcam & Weather

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Check Leadville's current Weather and live streaming Webcam!

Sustainability at Colorado Mountain College

Efforts by the CMC Leadville's Green Team include zero-waste graduation events, LED lights, water fill stations, an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station, on-going recycling including e-waste and many other efforts.