"One of the largest conservation efforts in the history of the United States, "

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) is much more than just a line on a map: it is a living museum of the American West, a place to reconnect with nature, and a unifying force bringing people of all walks of life together.

Who We Are

Logo for CDTC

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is the 501 (c) (3) national non-profit working in partnership with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management to protect, promote, and preserve the Continental Divide Trail.  CDTC is a membership organization founded by a group of citizens passionate about the CDNST and working to building a strong community of supporters and Trail Enthusiasts who want to see the Trail completed and protected, not just for today’s users, but for future generations to come.

CDNST Interactive Map

The CDT Interactive Map is a great resource and tool to help plan your next great CDT adventure. Simply zoom into the area of interest (type in the location name) and “virtually” explore the CDT.

About the CDT

 

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) is one of the most significant trail systems in the world. Established by Congress in 1978, it spans 3,100 miles between Mexico and Canada, traverses five states and connects countless communities along its spine. Over the past 30 years it has gradually assumed a marked physical shape; and preserves and celebrates an opportunity for adventure and history with one of the most significant features on our planet. 

Upcoming Events

Jul
24
Fri
all-day Volunteer Project: Rio Grande Na...
Volunteer Project: Rio Grande Na...
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day
Trailhead Sign Installation. Work with a great team to Install kiosks at 3 trailhead locations and continue light maintenance along the CDT. Frontcountry camping project. Contact us at volunteer@continentaldividetrail.org for more infoShare this:Click to email[...]
Aug
6
Thu
all-day Volunteer Project: Bridger-Teton...
Volunteer Project: Bridger-Teton...
Aug 6 – Aug 10 all-day
Trail construction and monitoring in the beautiful Sheridan Pass area. Primitive frontcountry camping. For more information contact us at volunteer@continentaldividetrail.orgShare this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in[...]
Aug
21
Fri
all-day Volunteer Project: Carson Nation...
Volunteer Project: Carson Nation...
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day
Trail construction. Volunteers needed to clear corridor, build trail structures andminor tread construction. Frontcountry vehicle accessible camping. For more information contact us at volunteer@continentaldividetrail.orgShare this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click[...]
Aug
24
Mon
all-day Volunteer Project: Carson Nation...
Volunteer Project: Carson Nation...
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day
Trail construction. Volunteers needed to clear corridor, build trail structures andminor tread construction. Frontcountry vehicle accessible camping. For more information contact us at volunteer@continentaldividetrail.orgShare this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click[...]
Dec
8
Tue
all-day Colorado Gives Days
Colorado Gives Days
Dec 8 all-day
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Looking across the New Mexico Landscape

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In the fog in Montana

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Brooks Lake – Wyoming

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CDT Near the Great Basin Wyoming

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Goats along the CDT in Colorado

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Along the Trail Montana/Idaho Border

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At San Luis Pass, CO

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Windmill in New Mexico

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Walking on the Border of Idaho and Montana

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Big Horn Sheep in Montana

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