Continental Divide Trail: Colorado

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The Continental Divide Trail is 3,100 miles long, stretching from Mexico to Canada and roughly following the continental divide. It is a part of the Triple Crown of long distance hiking trails in the US, along with the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail. It is still under construction, so sections of it are constantly changing. The information posted here on Tripleblaze is the most up-to-date available, but these trail descriptions and GPS locations may become obsolete at some point in the future. If you notice any obsolete information, always feel free to post a review with the new info!

Whenever possible, the Google Maps location given for each section of trail will be for the most southern point. All sections are numbered in a south-to-north fashion.

The Colorado section runs for approximately 650 miles from the New Mexico border to the Wyoming border, traveling the high-altitude mountains through the wilds of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

To follow the trail to the south, click on over to the New Mexico section. To follow the trail to the North, click on over to the Wyoming section.
Trail length: 734 miles
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  • Posted by Greg Heil on July 30, 2012


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    Trails in System

    CDT CO18: Marshall Pass to Monarch Pass (Monarch Crest Trail)
    CDT CO01: New Mexico Border to Blue Lake AP
    CDT CO02: Blue Lake AP to Elwood Pass Trailhead
    CDT CO03: Elwood Pass to Wolf Creek Pass
    CDT CO04: Wolf Creek Pass to South River Peak
    CDT CO05: South River Peak to Squaw Pass
    CDT CO06: Squaw Pass to Weminuche Pass
    CDT CO07: Weminuche Pass to Twin Lakes
    CDT CO08: Twin Lakes to Beartown Trailhead
    CDT CO09: Beartown Trailhead to Stony Pass Trailhead
    CDT CO10: Stony Pass Trailhead to Carson Saddle Trailhead
    CDT CO11: Carson Saddle Trailhead to Spring Creek Pass Trailhead
    CDT CO12: Spring Creek Pass Trailhead to San Luis Pass
    CDT CO13: San Luis Pass to Eddiesville Trailhead
    CDT CO14: Eddiesville Trailhead to Saguache Park Road
    CDT CO15: Saguache Park Road to CO Hwy 114 Trailhead
    CDT CO16: CO Hwy 114 to Sargents Mesa
    CDT CO17: Sargents Mesa to Marshall Pass
    CDT CO19: Monarch Pass to Hancock Trailhead
    CDT CO20: Hancock to Garden Basin
    CDT CO21: Garden Basin to Cottonwood Pass Road
    CDT CO22: Cottonwood Pass Road to South Clear Creek
    CDT CO23: South Clear Creek to Halfmoon Creek
    CDT CO24: Halfmoon Creek to Timberline Lake
    CDT CO25: Timberline Lake to Tennessee Pass
    CDT CO26: Tennessee Pass to Copper Mountain
    CDT CO27: Copper Mountain to Gold Hill
    CDT CO28: Gold Hill to Georgia Pass
    CDT CO29: Georgia Pass to Argentine Pass
    CDT CO30: Argentine Pass to Herman Gulch
    CDT CO31: Herman Gulch to Berthoud Pass
    CDT CO32: Berthoud Pass to Rainbow Road
    CDT CO33: Rainbow Road to Rollins Pass
    CDT CO34: Rollins Pass to Monarch Lake
    CDT CO35: Monarch Lake to Grand Lake
    CDT CO36: Grand Lake to Bowen Gulch
    CDT CO37: Bowen Gulch to Willow Creek Pass
    CDT CO38: Willow Creek Pass to Troublesome Pass
    CDT CO39: Troublesome Pass to FR104
    CDT CO40: FR104 to Rabbit Ears Pass
    CDT CO41: Rabbit Ears Pass to Buffalo Pass
    CDT CO42: Buffalo Pass to North Lake
    CDT CO43: North Lake to Wyoming Border

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