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Towns and counties that self-select to be designated as official CDT Gateway Communities are friendly to trail users and dedicated to the completion and protection of the trail. CDTC partners with Gateway Communities to give visitors a great experience and to continue our work completing, promoting, and protecting the Continental Divide Trail. These communities then receive help and resources from CDTC to showcase all that their town has to offer visitors! From the high desert of New Mexico to the snowcapped mountains of Montana and everywhere in between, CDT Gateway Communities span the length of the trail. There’s always a new adventure just around the corner!

Find out What’s Happening This Month in CDT Gateway Communities

Curious to see what events are taking place this month? Use the link below to find our events calendar.

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Is your Community Interested in Being Designated?

The CDTC promotes Gateway Communities as welcoming destinations for people from around the world looking to experience the CDT; in turn, Gateway Communities provide resources and outdoor recreation access for visitors and locals alike.

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Looking to Connect with the CDT?

Become an Ambassador

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Our Gateway Community Ambassador program empowers Ambassadors to become outdoor leaders in their communities.

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Adopt a Section of the CDT

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CDTC Adopters help us meet the ongoing monitoring and maintenance needs of the CDT by taking responsibility for their own “adopted” section of the trail. No trail maintenance experience is necessary.

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Become a Volunteer at Events

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We are always looking for volunteers. Whether you’re a master of the McLeod or have never done a day of trailwork in your life, we hope you’ll join us in building and protecting the CDT!