Trail Adopters

Adopting a section of the CDT helps protect the steward the CDT, today, tomorrow and for future generations.

2017 Adopter Training

Gila National Forest – Silver City, NM

Saturday May 20, 2017

Join CDTC and the Silver City Ranger District in a 1 day Trail Maintenance workshop for the CDT Segment Adopters and Maintainers. Participants will learn basic trail assessment, maintenance and construction techniques in a combined classroom and field setting. New and experienced volunteers are encouraged to attend, learn new skills and share ideas with other maintainers. This workshop is open to all current and prospective CDT Volunteers and is a required training for CDT Adopters in the Gila National Forest.

Location TBD and will be communicated with those who register

Visit here to Register:


The Adopt a Trail Program aims to meet the ongoing monitoring and maintenance needs of the CDT, while continuing to develop our community of engaged supporters. It is our hope that the Adopt program can continue to build on our established Gateway Community Program and our existing volunteer base as well as engage new volunteers, so we are truly building connections from both within and outside the Trail Community.

As segments become available for adoption they will be listed here: Adoptable CDT Trail Segments

If you are interested in adopting a segment of the CDT, please complete and submit the Adopter Interest Form and we will contact you with further information. We are working with multiple forests at this time to get Adopter Agreements in place. It may be possible that your preferred segment isn’t available just yet, but rest assured that we continue to focus on developing Adopter programs in areas of volunteer interest. Please contact us at with any Adopter questions.

Existing Maintainers: Are you doing work on the CDT already? Are you interested in adopting the segment you work on? We’d love to hear what you’re doing and how we can support you!

Adopter Forms:

CDTC Adopter Report: Please submit 1 per visit

Trail Adopter Handbook: Learn even more about what’s involved in being a CDTC Adopter

Current CDT Trail Adopters:

Trail Adopter Reporting

Trail Adopter Interest Form