Big City Mountaineers

Big City Mountaineers removes barriers to outdoor access for youth from disinvested communities. Our mission is to instill critical life skills in under-resourced youth through transformative wilderness mentoring experiences. Our experiential outdoor education programs allow students to discover the strength, resilience, and adaptability they've always had inside them, and provide students with tools to translate those skills into everyday life. Practically, we work with community-based youth development organizations to augment their programming. We offer two programs at no cost to youth. The first is an overnight camp for youth ages 8-12. The second is a week-long, fully-outfitted, and professionally led wilderness backcountry experience for youth ages 13-18. Additionally, we provide alumni with scholarships to other experiential outdoor education opportunities from the Alzar School, NOLS, and the Colorado Outward Bound School.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|97.17 Score


(4/4)|100 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|96 Score



Headquarter Address

710 Tenth Street
Suite 120
Golden, CO 80401