Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
The Continental Divide Trail is the newest of the major trails. It spans the length of the US from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide. This divide separates the US from East to West. Water draining off the Eastern slopes drain into the Gulf of Mexico and eventually into the Atlantic Ocean. Water draining off the Western slopes travels to the Pacific Ocean.
The Continental Divide Trail travels for 3000 miles through some of the most remote sections of the United States, outside of Alaska. The CDT runs through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Unlike the AT or PCT, the CDT does not have a fully defined footpath. Thru-hikers must select the best route for themselves. The route may vary significantly depending upon weather conditions, hikers' abilities, or a host of factors.
The Continental Divide Trail is also the least hiked trail. Fewer than a dozen people complete it in any given year.
|Continental Divide Trail Society
3704 N. Charles St., #601
Baltimore, MD 21218-2300
Continental Divide Trail Alliance
Phone: (410) 235-9610
(303) 278-3177 phone
(303) 278-4838 fax
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