"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

Aug
25
Mon
all-day Hopewell Lake II @ Hopewell Lake
Hopewell Lake II @ Hopewell Lake
Aug 25 – Aug 30 all-day
This year, we will be camping and working a few miles south of Hopewell Lake, between Vallecitos Ranch and Hopewell Lake, on FR 91B.  There is a short, relatively easy stretch that needs to be built to[...]
Sep
19
Fri
6:00 pm A Wild Life- An Evening with Che... @ Paramount Theatre
A Wild Life- An Evening with Che... @ Paramount Theatre
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Wild Life- An Evening with Cheryl Strayed (VIP Event) @ Paramount Theatre | Denver | Colorado | United States
A Wild Life In her memoir Wild Cheryl Strayed describes the sometimes harrowing, other times hilarious stories behind her solo wilderness trek on the Pacific Crest Trail and the personal journey that led her there. In this talk, Strayed[...]
6:00 pm VIP Reception “A WILD Journey wi... @ Paramount Theater
VIP Reception “A WILD Journey wi... @ Paramount Theater
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
VIP Reception "A WILD Journey with Cheryl Strayed" @ Paramount Theater | Denver | Colorado | United States
Greetings everyone! Stay tuned for the LIVE link for “A WILD Journey with Cheryl Strayed” first thing tomorrow morning (Friday, July 18) for VIP / event registration. This is your chance to get an exclusive[...]

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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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