Welcome to the Continental Divide Trail Society!
We have been working for over 30 years to create and improve the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail -- 3000 miles through the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico. We invite you to become a member of the Society, lend us your assistance, and enjoy the Trail.
The mission of the Continental Divide Trail Society is to help in the planning, development, and maintenance of the CDNST as a silent trail and to assist users plan and enjoy their experiences along the route.
The Society is a grassroots organization, with about 250 members in nearly every State and several foreign countries. An independent advocate and resource for the hikers of today and tomorrow, we are funded entirely by membership support and sales of books and maps. Since CDTS was established in 1978, its director has been Jim Wolf, who is also the author of the Society's trail guides. CDTS is a charter member of the Partnership for the National Trails System.
See the sample copy of our newsletter, DIVIDEnds, for an indication of the Society's efforts on behalf of the Trail.
About this Site. In these pages, we outline the location of the trail, offer information that will help in the planning of trips, list books (including Guide to the Continental Divide Trail) and other materials available from the Society, and invite your additional support for the CDT through donations and volunteer activities.
This updates and replaces the site that served us for the past ten years. We appreciate the helpful suggestions of our members, especially Chris Sanderson (Freefall), who provided valuable advice on design. Please send comments and corrections to the Web Master.
We will use this space to highlight selected items of interest, primarily:
Current topics (see What's New):