2016 Trail Days

The Annual CDT Kickoff Celebration!

April 15-17, 2016

Silver City New Mexico

Continental Divide Trail Coalition Trail Days & Kick-Off

What: A series of events to celebrate the launch of the 2016 CDT Hiking Season and Silver City as the first CDT Gateway Community!

When: April 15-17, 2016

Where: Various locations in and around downtown Silver City, NM

Schedule of Events:

April 15:

  • 10 AM – 3 PM: Seminars on various topics, including GPS navigation and how to plan for a long distance hike. Location: Seedboat Gallery & Performance Center
  • 5 PM – ??: CDTC Happy Hour at the Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery
    • 5:00: Welcome from Town Officials, Grant County and CDTC
    • 5:30: Book Readings from Philip Connors and M.John Fayhe
    • 6:30: Door Prizes and Gear Giveaway Fundraiser
    • 8:00: Music and Fun

April 16:   

  • 8:30 AM: Town Walk to enjoy Youth Mural Project. Meets at Javalina Coffee House and ends at Murray Ryan Visitor’s Center (partnering with Walk2Connect)
  • 10 AM – 3 PM: “Base Camp” – An outdoor expo in Big Ditch Park with gear companies like Darn Tough, Osprey, and Nemo, and organizations like the American Hiking Society, Southern New Mexico Trails Alliance, and the Gila Backcountry Horsemen.
  • 10 AM – 3 PM: Seminars at the Seedboat Gallery & Performance Center
  • 4 PM: Keynote Presentation at the Seedboat: The Rocky Mountain Women’s Expedition – the story of Jeannie Smith and Lynn Wisehart, the first women to thru-hike the CDT in 1978.

April 17:

  • CDTC Trail Adopter Maintenance day, Gila Hike and Bike ride on the CDT, and Gear Demo Days at Little Walnut-Gomez Peak Day Use Area
  • Grant County Trails Group hike on the CDT at Pinos Altos


For more information or to volunteer: continentaldividetrail.org/2016-trail-days/

Christy Curd, Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Phone: 406-202-4619               Email: ccurd@continentaldividetrail.org