Continental Divide Trail

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (Continental Divide Trail, for short), runs 3,100 miles from Canada to Mexico, passing through five states: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) estimates that as of December 2015, 85 percent of the trail is completed. Elevation along the Continental Divide Trail ranges from around 4,000 to 14,000 feet.

The Continental Divide Trail is famous for its many hikers and backpackers, some of who, called thru-hikers, attempt to hike it in its entirety in a single season. Many books, memoirs, web sites and fan organizations are dedicated to this pursuit.

The Continental Divide Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail form what is known as the Triple Crown of long distance hiking in the United States.