Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Continental Divide Trail

The construction of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is one of the most significant conservation initiatives ever undertaken. Designated by Congress in 1978, a focused effort to complete the trail by 2008 is underway. The course will run 3,100 miles from Mexico to Canada, following the landmark divide through five states: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Today, the CDT is almost 60% complete. Thru-hiking is made possible by routes shared with motorized vehicles where the backcountry trail is unfinished.

Corporate and individual donors have collaborated with government land managers to progress thus far. The completion of the project will heavily rely on continued philanthropic aid and the contributions of thousands of volunteers. Once finished, the CDT will be the highest and wildest trail in the world. To become part of this historic project and help complete the trail, please contact the Continental Divide Trail Alliance (CDTA) at (888) 909-CDTA or visit www.cdtrail.org.