Through working with Next100 partners and allies, CDTC has supported communities and activities to expand who and how people experience the CDT.

This inspired a wide range of outdoor recreation activities to invite diverse communities, stakeholders, and outdoor enthusiasts to explore the CDT.

Faces of the CDT | Elsye Walker

When I hiked the Continental Divide Trail in 2017, I was so pumped about how far I’d come as a “solo” thru-hiker. By hiking the Trail, I was closing in on becoming not only a Triple Crowner, but also the first African-American woman to complete the Triple Crown. Stepping off from Crazy Cook I was carrying something heavier than my pack. The CDT was about to school me. The thing about a thru-hike is you have GO through it. By going through it emotionally, physically, and mentally my perspective changed, and I found what I didn’t know I was looking for. 

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