Colorado, Continental Divide Trail
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Hike the length of the Rockies from tundra to desert on the Continental Divide Trail.

Considered by many to be the most remote and challenging of the Triple Crown trails, the Continental Divide Trail is a 3100 mile (4980 km) adventure from Mexico to Canada, traveling through five western states. It passes through many ecosystems, 25 National Forests, 21 Wilderness Areas, 3 National Parks, and 1 National Monument. The CDT offers an incredible experience to all who visit, including thru-hikers, section-hikers, and day-hikers. Our data for the Continental Divide Trail guide was collected in partnership with Bear Creek Survey Service, LLC and is updated by the Continental Divide Trail Collation. For more information about Bear Creek's work, visit their website at bearcreeksurvey.com!

3100 mi (4980 km)       $39.99 full guide       5 sections ($9.99 each)       Official App

3100 mi (4980 km)

$39.99 full guide

5 sections ($9.99 each)

Official App

A map of the Continental Divide Trail.
A map of the Continental Divide Trail.

CDT Water Report

Never hike thirsty again!

The CDT Water Report is a data set that is kept up-to-date by hikers and for hikers to help all hikers find reliable and trustworthy water sources. It is brought to you by The Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Atlas Guides, and Sawyer.

Want to contribute to the water report? Email reports to cdtwater@gmail.com

Check out the CDT Water Report

CDT Water Report

Never hike thirsty again!

The CDT Water Report is a data set that is kept up-to-date by hikers and for hikers to help all hikers find reliable and trustworthy water sources. It is brought to you by The Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Atlas Guides, and Sawyer.

Want to contribute to the water report? Email reports to cdtwater@gmail.com

Check out the CDT Water Report

Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Trust in Accurate Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Built for Community

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Offline Maps

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Detailed Waypoints

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Tailored to You

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Trust in Accurate Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Built for Community, Tailored to You

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

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Cheers to giving back! Part of your purchase of the Continental Divide Trail goes to support the Continental Divide Trail Coalition’s work to preserve and maintain the trail. Learn about the Continental Divide Trail Coalition.

How can I buy it?

Available as an in-app purchase in our Guthook Guides app, a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Our iOS and Android apps do differ slightly in their appearance. However, the majority of their features remain the same, and they access the same trail guide data.

The Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hiker Special includes all 5 sections of the 3,050-mile/4,900-km CDT and 21 alternate routes through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. The Thru-Hiker Special provides a 20% savings over purchasing the 5 sections separately.

$39.99

789.5 miles from the Mexico Border to Colorado. Includes 1,200+ waypoints (including water sources) and these 9 alternate routes: Columbus Gila (alternate from the Mexico border), Walnut Creek, Gila River, Gila River High Route, Pietown Road Walk, Cebolla, Bonita-Zuni, Mount Taylor, and Ghost Ranch.

$9.99

CDT mile 789.5 to mile 1529.5 (736 miles through Colorado + 4 miles into Wyoming), from the New Mexico/Colorado border to the Colorado/Wyoming border. Includes 1,100+ waypoints and these 7 alternate routes: Great Divide Alternate, Elwood Pass, Creede Cutoff, Mirror Lake Alternate, Silverthorne, Argentine Spine, and Rocky Mountain National Park Alternate.

$9.99

CDT mile 1525.5 to mile 2035.5 (507 miles through Wyoming + 3 miles into Idaho), from the Colorado/Wyoming border to the Wyoming/Idaho border. Includes 670+ waypoints and these 3 alternate routes: Cirque of the Towers, Knapsack Col, and Leeds Creek.

$9.99

CDT mile 2032.5 to mile 2439.1 (406.6 miles) from the Idaho/Wyoming border, along the Idaho/Montana border, then to Johnson Lake, Montana. Includes 360+ waypoints and the Macks Inn alternate route.

$9.99

CDT mile 2439.1 to mile 3014.6 (575.5 miles) from Johnson Lake, Montana to the USA/Canada border in northern Montana. Includes 590+ waypoints and these alternate routes and side trails: Anaconda Route, Spotted Bear Pass, Chief Mountain (alternate to international border), and 4-mile track to the town of Waterton, Alberta.

$9.99

Big Agnes CDT Trail Guide

Want to learn more about hiking the CDT in Colorado?

In 2018, Big Agnes adopted 75 miles of the Continental Divide Trail near Steamboat Springs as part of their support of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. They maintain the designated portion of trail, mark the trail as needed, keep it free of trash, and recreate on the trail. This trail guide is the story of 70 employees hiking the entire Colorado section of the trail over the course of the summer.

While on trail, they gathered up stories, photos, and a few tips that they’re excited to share!

Check out the Big Agnes CDT Trail Guide

Big Agnes CDT Trail Guide

Want to learn more about hiking the CDT in Colorado?

In 2018, Big Agnes adopted 75 miles of the Continental Divide Trail near Steamboat Springs as part of their support of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. They maintain the designated portion of trail, mark the trail as needed, keep it free of trash, and recreate on the trail. This trail guide is the story of 70 employees hiking the entire Colorado section of the trail over the course of the summer.

While on trail, they gathered up stories, photos, and a few tips that they’re excited to share!

Check out the Big Agnes CDT Trail Guide

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About our partner

Continental Divide Trail Coalition

The mission of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition is to complete, promote, and protect the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The CDTC accomplishes this by building a strong and diverse trail community, providing up-to-date information to the public, and encouraging conservation and stewardship of the trail and its surrounding landscapes. The CDTC works to make sure that the Continental Divide Trail is a renowned and revered natural resource for people to connect with friends and family, draw inspiration, and create outstanding personal experiences.

Atlas Guides works with the CDTC to create and maintain the Continental Divide Trail Coalition’s smartphone navigation app.

Learn more about the CDTC