General information

About the Continental Divide Trail

The CDT is one of the world’s premiere long-distance trails, stretching 3,100 miles from Mexico to Canada along the Continental Divide. Designated by Congress in 1978, the CDT is the highest, most challenging and most remote of the 11 National Scenic Trails. It provides recreational opportunities ranging from hiking to horseback riding to hunting for thousands of visitors each year. While 95% of the CDT is located on public land, approximately 150 miles are still in need of protection.

About the Continental Divide Trail Coalition

The CDTC was founded in 2012 by volunteers and recreationists hoping to provide a unified voice for the Trail. Working hand-in-hand with the U.S. Forest Service and other federal land management agencies, the CDTC is a non-profit partner supporting stewardship of the CDT. The mission of the CDTC is to complete, promote and protect the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, a world-class national resource. 


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Please direct media inquiries to Audra Labert, Communications Manager at [email protected] or at (406) 207-5934. Recent news and press releases about the CDT can be found on our News page. State-by-state information can be found on our Gateway Communities page. 

Passages ads and sponsors info

For those contributing advertisements for our Passages magazine, please find the following ad sizes. For any questions or concerns, please contact Director of Development Lauren Murray at [email protected].

Full Page – 8.5″W x 11″H

1/2 Page – 8.5″W x 5.5″H

1/4 Page –  4.25″W x 5.5″H

1/8 Page – 4.25″W x 2.75″H