"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

Mar
12
Thu
6:30 pm Hiking with your dog! @ Montbell Store Boulder,CO
Hiking with your dog! @ Montbell Store Boulder,CO
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“Allgood” Whitney LaRuffa is an avid long distance hiker, who has hiked over 6,000 miles with his dogs on various trails in the US. The talk will explore all aspects of getting your dog out[...]
7:00 pm CDTC Night in Bend, OR @ Patagonia Store
CDTC Night in Bend, OR @ Patagonia Store
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CDTC Night in Bend, OR @ Patagonia Store | Bend | Oregon | United States
Local backpacker, Renee Patrick, plans to complete the “Triple Crown” of long distance hiking trails in the United States with the 3,000 mile Continental Divide Trail (CDT) this year.  Join Renee and CDT thru-hikers Sage Clegg, Kim Geisreiter and Mary[...]
Mar
14
Sat
all-day CDT Ruck @ American Mountaineering Center
CDT Ruck @ American Mountaineering Center
Mar 14 all-day
Are you planning to hit one of the long-distance trails in 2015 or know someone who is? Are you new or getting reacquainted with backpacking and need some advice? Is your pack too dang heavy[...]
Mar
25
Wed
6:30 pm CDTC and REI Present: 12 Long wa... @ REI Denver
CDTC and REI Present: 12 Long wa... @ REI Denver
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The inspiring tale of an 18 month, 14,300 mile hiking trip through the wilds of North America. The challenges, the memorable characters, the unforgettable landscapes. Join Australian adventurer Cam “Swami” Honan, as he recounts the[...]
Mar
26
Thu
6:30 pm CDTC and Montbell Present: The C... @ Boulder,CO
CDTC and Montbell Present: The C... @ Boulder,CO
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Boulder Montbell Store will be hosting us once again for another fun evening of trails, tips and musings form our favorite long distance hiker: Cam Honan.  Cam will be doing one more round of[...]

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Take a Photo Tour

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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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