Pledge to Protect the CDT!

Every donation helps:
Keep the CDT Wild through education and information
Provide trip planning resources
Honor the natural, cultural, and spiritual histories that have shaped the CDT landscape
Build community on and off the trail

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Other Ways To Give

Support the CDTC through membership, recurring donations, or by giving in honor or memory of someone.

Membership

Members are the core of our organization and its efforts to protect the Continental Divide Trail. By joining or renewing your membership for just $35 a year, you’ll support the protection of the CDT and our work to build a broad-based community of people who love and support the Trail. 

All CDTC members who make an annual donation of $35 or more receive the following: 

  • Tri-annual issues of CDTC’s Passages online magazine
  • CDTC and CDT decals to help you show your support for the Trail
  • Discounts at corporate partners including Osprey, Point6, Backpacker’s Pantry, and Granite Gear
  • Opportunities to sign up for CDTC events and volunteer projects before the general public
  • Knowledge that your membership helps support the important work of the CDTC!

CDTC encourages those unable to give at the $35 level to support our work on a pay-what-you-can scale between $5 and $35 per year. These donors receive Passages magazine as well as opportunities to sign up for CDTC events and volunteer projects before the general public.

Match Your Gift

Make your donation to CDTC go further. See if your employer is one of thousands that offer matching gift programs!

Employer Match

Give Monthly

Starting at just $5 per month, CDT Sustainers help us protect the Trail all year long by giving monthly donations. You’ll receive all the same benefits as CDTC’s annual members, but never have to receive renewal notices, helping us save time and money and ensuring that more of your donation goes directly to the Trail.

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Endowment

CDTC is excited to launch the first CDT Endowment to ensure the long-term sustainability and protection of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. By giving to the CDT Endowment, you create a lasting legacy that helps protect the Trail for future generations, in perpetuity. Contact Director of Development Lauren Murray with any additional questions or inquiries at [email protected].

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Other Endowment Funds:

The Robert J. Weggel CDT Legacy Fund

  • This fund was established by Robert J. Weggel in 2022 to support legacy projects with profound, long-term impact to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

The Winchester Trailblazer Fund

  • This fund was established by the Winchester Family Foundation in 2022 to support ongoing trail signage needs along the CDT.

Memorial and Honoring Gifts

Mountain Range

The CDT is a national treasure that has inspired many people over the past 40 years. Donate to CDTC to honor or remember someone in a special and unique way, and we will print your name and theirs in our member newsletter. Contact our Development Manager to set up your gift.

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Legacies and Planned Giving

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Including the CDTC in your will or trust is a great way to leave a legacy of environmental stewardship and inclusion for the Trail you love. Your gift will help ensure the long term protection of the Continental Divide Trail for future generations to enjoy.

PLANNED GIVING COMMITMENT FORM

Donating through an IRA

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Contact our Development Director at [email protected] to find out more about donations through your IRA.

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Business Membership

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Demonstrate your business’s commitment to preserving the Continental Divide Trail and contribute to the positive feedback loop of trail users visiting and benefiting your community.

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Donate to Vehicle Fund

Help keep CDTC on the road to projects!

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