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.
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC)is a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization that’s mission is to create a community committed to construct, promote, and protect in perpetuity the CDNST which stretches from Canada to Mexico, through, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Our vision is that the CDNST becomes a renowned and revered natural resource for you to connect with friends and family, draw inspiration, and create outstanding personal experiences. Be a part of an amazing conservation legacy effort and help us build a movement on behalf of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, and hope you’ll join us in helping to preserve, protect and promote this American Legacy!
December 5, 2013: Donate today and a copy of BearCreek Survey’s Map Books could be yours, and you get to help support our efforts to protect and steward the CDT! Make a donation to support CDTC by December 31, 2013, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a copy of one of Bear Creek Survey’s Map books of your choice. Make a donation over $25 and you’ll also get a complimentary membership or membership renewal to CDTC! Happy Holidays!
November 17, 2013: Fall Edition of CDTC’s Official Newsletter “Passages” published.
Check it out here:
November 12, 2013: CDTC releases Google Earth Files for the “official” CDT route and they are available for download! Check it out here:
November 11, 2013: CDTC announces the Golden, CO Premier of “Embrace the Brutality- A Continental Divide Trail Adventure”. December 12, 2013 join us at the American Mountaineering Center’s Foss Auditorium for our Holiday Happy Hour and Premier of this incredible “walk-u-mentary” following “Team Bad Wizard” as they hike across the Great Divide in June 2012. Check out details here:
October 28, 2013: In 1948 Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to “walk off the war” to work out the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II. Four months later, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Recognizing the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of long distance hiking, Warrior Hike has partnered with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, and the Pacific Crest Trail Association to create the “Walk Off The War” Program. The “Walk Off The War” Program is designed to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking American’s three national scenic trails.Learn more here:
October 23,2013: 2014 CDT Calendar available for pre-order! Get yours today and visit our Trail store for other great CDT items:
October 10, 2013: Join us on October 12, 2012 at the Great Harvest Bread Co. in Lakewood Colorado for a fun day enjoying amazing fresh baked goodness, free giveaways, and learning about the CDT. 10 % of your purchase goes towards the CDTC! Come out and join CDTC and get a free goody form Great Harvest! So come see us at Great Harvest in Lakewood between 10 and 3 pm! ( Address: 11068 W Jewell Ave Lakewood, CO 80232. (303) 716-0905)
October1, 2013: In lieu of todays shutdown of the US Government, please note that all Federal Offices, facilities and services are not in operation. This impacts not just the four National Park Units traversed by the CDT, this is ALL facilities, offices, campgrounds etc managed by a Federal Agency. In addition, there will be no one to respond to your calls to agency offices, emails etc. We will do our best to keep you up to date as we learn any details that impact the CDT and how this impacts the CDT being open or closed in areas, as we are still unclear if the CDT as a whole is closed or open where its in general forest areas. We ask that you please take care out there if you are on the CDT right now, and please adhere to rules and regulations about closures etc.
July 1, 2013: CDTC’s Summer 2013 edition of our newsletter: Passages is available! Check it out here:
June 30,2013: With only 5 days left of our crowd funding campaign, we still have $14k to get us there! Check out our $5 Dollars Matters Giveaway !
June 27, 2013: Online Party set for tonight, Thursday, 6/27/2013 at 6:30 p.m. MST. Details are here!!!!
June 20, 2013: The Summer Solstice! CDTC is the Indiegogo.com Campaign of the Day! Check out our campaign here and Help us Find Our Way on The Continental Divide
June 17, 2013: CDTC Announces ULA CDT Rucksack and Yogi’s CDT Thru Hikers Planning Guide Package Giveaways!! Details here:
June 17,2013: CDTC announces on line party set for June 27, 6:30 p.m. MST ! go here to see Online Party Details!
June 17, 2013: Information on latest CDT Fire closures or situations, please go here.
June 16, 2013: CDTC is featured in Mountain Online!
June 15, 2013: CDTC Announces Copper Kettle Brewing Company “Pints for a Purpose” June 25, 2013. Aside from all day long $1 per pint going to benefit CDTC, we will be hosting a Happy Hour from 5-6 (or whenever) . Come join us!
June 6, 2013: CDTC Announces a Back Pack Giveaway in support of our Indiegogo Campaign. Check out details here:
May 30, 2013: Celebrate National Trails Day with one of these hikes along the Continental Divide Trail!
May 21, 2013: The Continental Divide Trail Coalition Officially Launches its efforts to Protect the CDT and its Crowd funding Campaign, Finding Our Way on the Continental Divide Trail. Check out this video: Finding Our Way on the Continental Divide
4/4/2013: CDTC Announces “Finding Our Way on the Continental Divide Trail” Campaign and Organization Launch Event May 21, 2013, Golden CO!
3/22/13: Check out our latest Trail Information Updates!
3/21/13: More volunteer projects added to the 2013 schedule! Check them out here
2/4/13: CDTC Launches its Membership Program! Learn how you can become a member!
1/30/13: 2013 CDNST Volunteer Trail Project Schedule now available!
1/30/13: Check out the newly uploaded Interactive CDNST Map!
12/13/12: 2013 Calendars are still available- get yours today to start the year off right!
12/10/12: CDTC Announces another give away: See it here!
12/3/12: CDTC becomes a 501 (c) (3) organization.See our CDTC 501 (c) (3) Letter of Determination here!
12/3/12: Planning your 2013 CDNST hike? Check out our General Hiking Page for links to the most up to date resources to help you create your next CDNST Adventure.