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The Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club (RMOC) primarily serves the Colorado Front Range: Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, and surrounding areas.

RMOC hosts 15 to 20 orienteering meets per year, including beginner meets, ski orienteering meets, night meets, and training clinics.

Now in its third year, the Colorado Scholastic Orienteering League (CSOL) offers a series of orienteering meets for middle school and high school students. [CSOL Details]

Each RMOC meet typically includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses. Instruction for beginners is always available; just ask!

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What is Orienteering?

In orienteering, you use a map and compass to locate a series of checkpoints shown on a specialized topographic map. You choose the route, either on or off trail, that will help you find all the checkpoints and get to the finish line in the shortest amount of time. Each checkpoint, or "control," is a distinct mapped feature such as a trail junction, a boulder, a hilltop, etc. The controls are marked with orange-and-white flags.

Orienteering is often called "the thinking sport" because it requires map reading, problem solving, and quick decision-making skills in addition to athletic ability and general physical fitness.

You can learn more by checking our FAQs area and our "Links & Resources" page.


Required USFS Disclaimer: Some RMOC events are operated under special use permit with the Arapaho, Pike, Roosevelt, and White River National Forests. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, RMOC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director - Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).