Getting Underground

Join the Colorado Western Slope Grotto

We are a community united by a passion for caving. Our members, ranging from beginners to experts, hail from across Colorado's Western Slope and beyond, including areas like Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, and Denver. We come together for recreational and project caving, surveying, and cave conservation.

Check Us Out

Join the CWSG mailing list for updates and meeting invites

Monthly meetings are free to attend!

This is your first step to caving in the Western Slope of Colorado

Become a Member

Annual membership of $10 for the calendar year – January through December.

Membership dues cover the cost of our web hosting, project expenses, and grotto events.

Join the Grotto or Renew your membership.

Send us an email to find out how to pay by check.

What You Get

A digital subscription to Rocky Mountain Caving Magazine.

Invitations to participate in grotto caving trips and projects.

Meet experienced cavers wiling to help you learn how to navigate and explore caves safely.

Meet Colorado Western Slope Grotto's Leadership

Ken Headrick


Jack Utermoehl

Vice Chair

Rob McFarland


Teka Israel


Will Grandbois

CCS Representative

Join the National Speleological Society

Since 1941 the NSS has been at the forefront of cave science, conservation, and exploration.  Join our 8,000+ member community and get connected to the largest group of cavers in the world.  The thousands of NSS members are the heart of the organization.  Whether you are looking to start caving for the first time or have been underground for years, you belong!