"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

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The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit 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.

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

5:30 pm 12 Long Walks: An Evening with C... @ American Mountaineering Center
12 Long Walks: An Evening with C... @ American Mountaineering Center
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
12 Long Walks: An Evening with Cam "Swami" Honan @ American Mountaineering Center | Golden | Colorado | United States
Come join us for an amazing night and help us celebrate a GREAT YEAR! We will provide light snacks, beer, wine, there will be door prizes, and then we will all settle in for an incredible[...]

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Take a Photo Tour

Looking across the New Mexico Landscape


In the fog in Montana


Brooks Lake – Wyoming


CDT Near the Great Basin Wyoming


Goats along the CDT in Colorado


Along the Trail Montana/Idaho Border


At San Luis Pass, CO


Windmill in New Mexico


Walking on the Border of Idaho and Montana


Big Horn Sheep in Montana