CDT Map Set

Version 3.0 is available! Download for updated 2020 CDT alignment, and more.

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition CDT Map Set represents the entirety of the official Continental Divide National Scenic Trail route at a scale of 1 inch = 1/2 mile. Each page displays topographic information, an elevation chart, water sources, and waypoint data. The maps are available for download as state or section bundles in three distinct file types to serve travelers with a variety of navigation technology and planning trips of any distance on the CDT.

While we’ve worked hard to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information in these maps, the user issolely responsible for their own safety and planning while on the CDT. CDTC, the U.S. Forest Service, Atlas Guides, Hiiker, and any other parties are not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies with the maps or data. All information is subject to change. Please read all product information included with map downloads and refer to multiple sources, including local land managers, when preparing to travel on the CDT.

The CDT Map Set is a free resource for the public thanks to generous donations and support from the CDT community. If you find this resource useful, consider donating at checkout to support the continued maintenance and production of these maps.

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Geospatial PDFs

For high-quality prints and interactive digital use. Vector-based PDFs with georeferencing information included.

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Reduced Size PDFs

For variable internet connections and easy desktop printing. Image-based PDFs without georeferencing.

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App Map Downloads

For offline smartphone or tablet use with the Avenza Maps app. Links to download via the Avenza Map store.

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Other Map Resources

CDTC works with FarOut to provide updates on trail closures, fire activity, and more.

CDT Planning Guide

The CDT Planning Guide is a one-stop resource for starting to plan a long-distance trip along the CDT. From which direction to travel, navigation and safety resources, and a comprehensive resupply chart, this guide provides a solid foundation for planning a CDT trip.

CDT Planning Guide – Digital Version

Produced by CDTC, the planning guide is available for free – we only ask for your contact information at checkout. We’ll send you updates about CDTC (no junk, we promise!) and you may opt out at any time.

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CDT Planning Guide – Print Version

Click below to purchase the physical printed version of the CDTC planning guide. Your purchase directly helps support the CDTC!

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Thruhiking Resources

Whether you have a few months to spend on the CDT or just an afternoon, the following resources can help you prepare.

Water report SNOTEL info Closures and Notices
Book Spread

Purchase the Atlas of the CDT in Hard Copy

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CDTC Official List of 3,000 milers

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) recognizes anyone who reports completion of the entire Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

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