Trail of the WeekThe Continental Divide Trail |

Trail of the WeekThe Continental Divide Trail

Courtesy of the Continental Divide Coalition
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The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is a 3,100 mile long National Scenic Trail that runs along the “spine” of the United States from Canada to Mexico. It is the highest and most remote of the National Scenic Trails.

The CDT was officially designated as a National Scenic Trail by Congress in 1978, 10 years after the National Trails Act was passed. The CDT’s elevations range from 4,200 to 14,270 feet. From the dry deserts in New Mexico to the high mountains in Colorado, this trail has so much to offer no matter what your outdoor interests may be.

Come join the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, and Headwaters Trails Alliance on Saturday, July 11, for a chance to step foot on a part of this vast trail system and help make a difference! We will be hiking along a section of the trail discussing trail maintenance standards of the CDT, and making trail improvements and repairs along the way. We will be meeting at the Devil’s Thumb Trail trailhead at 9 a.m. and working until 3:30 p.m.(weather depending). Bring plenty of water and lunch. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required. HTA will provide tools. RSVP if you are interested in volunteering by calling HTA at 970-726-1013 or emailing

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