Local Club: Continental Divide Trail Coalition. 24 Fort Missoula  Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 329-3750, P.0. Address: Lemhi Pass-  From Salmon, ID –travel South 21 miles on Hwy 28 to the town of Tendoy. Developed by the former CDT organization and Jerry Brown of Bear Creek Survey, these map guides reflect the most current line data for the CDNST available. The 3.3-million-acre Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest stretches from near Missoula to near Yellowstone National Park, and from near Helena to the Idaho border. The Lewis and Clark National Forest lies in central and north central Montana within the upper Missouri River system. So now more people are attempting to hike the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail vs. the Continental Divide Trail. In Waterton, all drainages flow into the Saskatchewan River Basin, generally a northeast route towards Hudson Bay. Dana Spring- From Avon, MT- located 30 miles west of Helena on MT 12, travel north 3 miles on Hwy 141 to Forest Road 136. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Here’s a generalized look at the Montana/Idaho CDT from south to north: From the Island Park area near Yellowstone, through the Henrys Lake Mountains and most of the Centennials, snowfall is heavy. Benchmark/South Fork T.H.- From Augusta, MT- located on US Hwy 287, travel 17 miles west towards Nilan Reservoir on Ranger Station Road. Glacier National Park:  Glacier preserves over 1,000,000 acres of forests, alpine meadows, and lakes. Good skiing is found along the Continental Divide west of the pass to Lewis and Clark Pass. All of the major landforms are structurally controlled with most of the mountain ranges being formed by block faults. Trail: Continental Divide Trail Trip Duration: 29 June 2017 - 29 September 2017 (93 days) Trip Length: 2,559.6 miles Money Spent ON TRAIL: Around … Glacier preserves over 1,000,000 acres of forests, alpine meadows, and lakes. The elevation ranges from 4,500 to 9,362 feet at the top of RockyMountainPeak in the Rocky Mountains. Its remoteness equates with spectacular terrain and scenery. St. Mary Falls- From St. Mary, MT-located 32 miles north of Browning on US Hwy 89, travel west on Glacier Route One/Going-to-the Sun Road  11.5 miles to signs for the St.MaryFalls. While hiking to Mt Ida, you really feel like you are walking on top of the world. Box 83720 
Boise, ID 83720-0065 (208) 334-4199, State of Montana 

Dept. The CDT is … The entire Continental Divide National Scenic Trail corridor is approximately 3,100 miles (4,988 kilometers) long, extending from the Canadian border in Montana to the border of Mexico in New Mexico. The 1.6 million acre Bitterroot National Forest begins above the foothills of the Bitterroot River Valley in two mountain ranges—the Bitterroot Mountains on the west and the Sapphire Mountains on the east side of the valley. Glaciations from the last ice age influenced the shape of the land as well as the composition of the soil. Since that time, many new sections have been constructed. Mount Henry Fire tower- http://www.firetower.org/listings/us346.html, Two Medicine Lakehttp://www.bigskyfishing.com/National_parks/glacier/Glacier_Photo_Gallery2/GlacierNationalParkPhotogr/, Feather Plume Falls- http://www.nps.gov/glac/gallery/082501.htm, Highline Trail-  http://www.bigskyfishing.com/National_parks/glacier/hiking-highline-trail.shtm, Dawn Mist Falls- http://www.nps.gov/glac/video/video.htm. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex is the last holdout habitat south of Canada for the grizzly bear and provides critical habitat to the endangered gray wolves as well. Box 200701 
Helena, MT 59620 (406) 444-3750, Canada 

Waterton Lakes Park Superintendent, Waterton Lake, Alberta 
Canada TOK 2MO (403) 859-2224. Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2013. The Forest lays almost entirely within “the Greater Yellowstone Area” or “the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem,” an area of over 12 million acres and the largest remaining block of relatively undisturbed plant and animal habitat in the contiguous U.S.. Founded in 2012 by a passionate group of volunteers and recreationists, CDTC is a membership organization working to building a strong community of supporters who want to see the CDT … Included within the boundaries of the Forest is 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church– River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest wilderness area in the Continental United States. The forest provides timber, minerals, and grazing lands. Golden, CO 80401. From MacDonald Pass From town take US-12W for 15 miles. The CDT travels through some of Montana and Idaho’s most majestic and historic lands: Waterton Lake and Glacier National Park on the Canadian border, the lofty peaks of the Anaconda, Bitterroot and Beaverhead Mountains, Lemhi Pass where Lewis and Clark first set foot on the Divide, Hell Roaring Canyon, Chief Joseph Pass – named for the most famous of Nez Perce chiefs, ghosts of mining past, the untamed Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and the Chinese Wall – a 1,000 foot escarpment. From Tendoy, travel west 11 miles on the Lewis & Clark National Backcountry Byway towards the Sacajawea Memorial and LemhiPass. The Continental Divide Trail will climb and descend the peaks of the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico, traversing mountainside meadows, granite peaks and high-desert saddles. Landscapes range from broad prairies to rugged ridges and mountain peaks. The Helena National Forest surrounds Montana’s Capital City (Helena) and offers close to one million acres of distinctive landscapes. National Forests are ‘AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS’ here to serve the American people at work and play! From Goldstone Pass to Big Hole Pass the trail receives heavy snowfall and snow lingers until mid-July, and sometimes later. Established in 1899, the Gallatin is part of the Greater Yellowstone Area, the largest intact ecosystem in the continental U.S. The Centennials form both the Continental Divide and the Idaho/Montana border for 62 miles, from Monida Pass at I-15 to Red Rock Pass east of Yellowstone National Park. The Forest also contains Borah Peak, Idaho’s tallest peak, the Wild & Scenic Salmon River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Swiftcurrent Pass TH- From Babb, MT- located 11 miles south of the Canadian border on US Hwy 89. The area is a highly desired destination for hunting, fishing, white-water rafting and many other popular recreational pursuits. The Continental Divide forms the western border of Waterton Lakes National Park, which lies completely on the east side of the divide. You’ll find snow on trails do not melt until July 4th or later. Chief Joseph Pass: Beaverhead Mtns.- From Dillon, MT- travel north 40 miles on Hwy 15 to the town of Divide and intersection of Hwy 43. From Leadore travel East 11 miles on Hwy 29 to BannockPass. After driving over Rogers Pass more times than I can count, we finally made it a point to stop and check out the Continental Divide Trail No. Hikers that would like to take the alternate route, traveling east of the Divide and the Canadian Border at Chief Mountain, can access the Apikuni Trailhead- located 11 miles from Babb on Glacier Route Three near SwiftcurrentFalls. Stemple Pass- From US Hwy 287/MT 15 Helena- travel north 22 miles on MT 279 to Wilborn. From here, at an elevation of 12,899 feet, the entire park stretches out before you. River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Box 219 Lincoln, MT 59639  (406) 362-4265, 1101 15th St. North  Great Falls, MT 59403 (406) 791-7700, 1102 Main Ave. NW  Choteau, MT 59422 (406) 446-5341, Bldg. And, in 1932 Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, in Canada, were designated Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. In the drier valley floor and lower foothills there is an arid-lands mix of grasslands, shrublands, and ponderosa pine that borders cottonwood forest along rivers and streams. Other Map Resources: Bear Creek Survey Maps. Come and explore this marvelous treasure and discover, for yourself, all that it has to offer. The trailhead has a bathroom, picnic tables, fire rings, and informational kiosks. Its diverse habitats are home to over 70 species of mammals and over 260 species of birds. The Helena boasts some of the most vivid glimpses into the past of this historically-rich area. The Continental Divide snakes through the forest and along part of its boundary. Box 238 Wisdom, MT 59761 (406) 689-3243, 5 Forest Service Road Ennis, MT 59729 (406) 682-4253, P.0. http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/flathead/. The biggest share of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail will be 820 miles along Montana's rugged Divide. The Continental Divide Trail is approximately 800 miles in length in Montana and Idaho. North-bound hikers will be entering the southern portion of GlacierNational Park at this point and are required to get multi-day use permits from the Two Medicine Ranger Station off located on US Hwy 25. Whether it’s wilderness trekking in the Anaconda-Pintler or Lee Metcalf wildernesses, driving the Gravelly Range Road or Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway, or camping in one of the 50 small to medium-sized campgrounds in the forest, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge has it all. Roger Pass- Located on US Hwy 200, 64 miles west of Great Falls, MT. At the top of the pass turn left onto Vista Point Rd and continue to the parking area. Montana/Idaho Access Points (from North to South). The area is a highly desired destination for hunting, fishing, white-water rafting and many other popular recreational pursuits. The C.D.T. The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres, and included within the boundaries of the Forest is 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest wilderness area in the Continental U.S. Straddling the Continental Divide in the Anaconda Range, it has it all in terms of mountain grandeur, whether that entails high and rugged peaks, cirques, U-shaped valleys, or glacier moraines. Forests of Douglas fir and lodgepole pine surround beautiful grassy parks and mountain meadows. For the last two summers, MWA has partnered with CDTC to host a stewardship project on the trail. Congress designated the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area as part of the original Wilderness Act of 1964 and it now encompasses over 1.5 million acres. winds through alpine tundra of the South San Juan, Weminuche and La Garita Wilderness Area where the route stays above 11,000 feet for almost 70 miles. Ride the longest off-pavement route in the world. The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) is Adventure Cycling's premier off-pavement cycling route, crisscrossing the Continental Divide in southern Canada and the U.S. Pristine lakes, gorgeous glaciers, cascading water falls, and impressive mountain peaks. Most of the area north of Lowland Campground, in the Boulder Mountains, is clear of snow by late June all the way to Black Mountain below Stemple Pass. It navigates dramatically diverse ecosystems through mountain meadows, Rugged and remote, this country offers adventure, solitude and breathtaking scenery. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (440) and (337) offers outstanding views as it follows the Continental Divide through the Helena National Forest.Area maps available are the Helena National Forest Visitor Map and USGS Map1: Elliston, Township 9N; Range 6W; Section 2. Gentler segments, with good road access, may be traversed with snowshoes or backcountry skis from November to March or April. Bannock Pass- From Salmon, ID- travel South 47 miles on Hwy 28 to the town of Leadore. Usually high or low snowfall will affect trail conditions and the dates that trails melt out. To the west, vast canyons and limestone peaks foster a collection of timber and sub-alpine fir, embracing meadows, and blue, blue skies. Box 9998 Lincoln, MT 59439, US Post Office:  General Delivery  Hwy 12 West Elliston, MT 59728, US Post Office: General Delivery  700 Peat St  Lima, MT 59739, US Post Office: General Delivery 2300 N. Harris St Helena, MT 59601, US Post Office: General Delivery 701 Dewey Blvd Butte, MT 59701, US Post Office: General Delivery Hwy 43 Wise River, MT 59762, US Post Office: General Delivery Anaconda, MT 59711, US Post Office: General Delivery Hwy 43 Wisdom, MT 59761, US Post Office: General Delivery 1 Jardine St. Jackson, MT 59739, US Post Office: General Delivery 209 Grizzly Bear Loop, West Yellowstone, MT 59758, US Post Office: General Delivery  Salmon, ID 83467, US Post Office: General Delivery Hwy 28 Tendoy, ID 83468, US Post Office: General Delivery Hwy 28 Leadore, ID 83464, US Post Office: General Delivery P.O. Even the valley bottoms are about 4,500 feet in elevation, while many of the peaks exceed 11,000 feet. Mid-elevations receive more moisture and are habitat for stands of Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and western larch. Solitude in the backcountry of Glacier National Park. 5.0 out of 5 stars Montana & Idaho's Continental Divide Trail: The Official Guide. Most trails are clear by mid-July. Box 168 
Yellowstone Park, WY 82190 (307) 344-7381, P.0. For those who prefer a more defined trail experience, hiking the CDNST holds a lot of appeal. Under a giant blue sky, Montana and Idaho boast a diverse and beautiful landscape of timber-covered mountains, flowing trout streams, open prairies, rocky bluffs and canyon-carved lakes. Trail Information, Outreach and Education, http://www.firetower.org/listings/us346.html, http://www.bigskyfishing.com/National_parks/glacier/Glacier_Photo_Gallery2/GlacierNationalParkPhotogr/, http://www.nps.gov/glac/gallery/082501.htm, http://www.bigskyfishing.com/National_parks/glacier/hiking-highline-trail.shtm, Bob Marshall, Great Bear and Scapegoat Wildernesses, US Post Office: General Delivery  PO Box 9998 ; 34 Dawson Ave East Glacier, MT 59434-9998, Benchmark Wilderness Ranch: Benchmark Rd# 1 Augusta, MT 59410  or C/O Benchmark Wilderness Ranch PO Box 190 Augusta, MT 59410, US Post Office: General Delivery  129 Main St. Augusta, MT 59410, US Post Office: General Delivery 237 Main Street ; P.O. Avalanche dangers are extreme along most of the CDT, so winter enthusiasts may want to limit their excursions to officially designated cross-country ski trails. It connects Mexico to Canada via a 3,100 mile / 4,898 km footpath following the Continental Divide across the United States.. Thru-hikers, those hiking the entire trail, pass through five states: New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. MacDonald Pass- From Hwy 12 in Helena, travel west 15.5 miles to MacDonaldPass. Box 520 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 (406) 823-6961, 2880 – Skyway Drive  Helena, MT 59601 (406) 449-5201, P.0. The natural beauty of the HelenaNational Forest is complemented by outstanding opportunities for fishing the Blackfoot and MissouriRivers, hiking along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, and viewing magnificent big game in the 129,000-acre Elkhorn Wildlife Management Unit. For much of this hike you walk along the Continental Divide, so you have panoramic views across the park. CDTC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Box 3200  Seeley Lake, MT 59868 (406) 677-2233, Rt. This designation celebrates the longstanding peace and friendship between our two nations. Here is one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world, the kind of Wilderness most people can only imagine: rugged peaks, alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, grassy meadows embellished with shimmering streams, a towering coniferous forest, and big river valleys. Located in west central Montana. Hikers can also access RaynoldsPass at the junction of  Hwy 20/18 and Hwy 87, travel north on Hwy 87, 11 miles to RaynoldsPass. http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/bdnf/, Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest CDT Site    http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/bdnf/cdnst.htm, Salmon-Challis National Forest: The Salmon-ChallisNational Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. Nighttime temperatures during the summer routinely dip into the low 30s, so make sure your sleeping bag can handle freezing conditions. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail goes through BLM managed lands in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming. The Forest is sprinkled with history from native American inhabitants to early explorers to the booming days of gold mining. In Montana it crosses Triple Divide Pass The trail is a combination of dedicated trails and small roads and considered 70% complete. The Colorado section of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) rolls 800 miles through the Rocky Mountains. Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest: This largest of the national forests in Montana covers 3.32 million acres, and lies in eight southwest Montana counties (Granite, Powell, Jefferson, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Madison, Gallatin and Beaverhead). From Swiftcurrent hikers can access the western route of the CDT heading North towards WatertonLake and the Canadian Border. Travel West on Hwy 43, 75 miles to Chief Joseph Pass. 33.4 miles with 5,257 ft of elevation up and 4,560 ft of elevation down. Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
Bob Marshall, Great Bear and Scapegoat Wildernesses. United States Congress designated the 158,600 acre Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness in 1964. Parking is somewhat limited at the pass. It gets even better once you reach the summit of Mt Ida. It was designated for its scenic significance. Bike the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, an off-pavement route that crisscrosses the Continental Divide for 2,768 miles from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. This is Montana’s untamed country. The Continental Divide Trail leads from the Mexican border to the Canadian Border. On its eastern end, the range climbs abruptly out of the forested Island Park Caldera to form a high rugged crest that reaches its highest elevation at 10,203 feet on Mount Jefferson. Hwy 20 is then marked as Hwy 20 or Hwy 18. This 1.8-million acre Forest spans six mountain ranges and includes two Congressionally-designated Wilderness areas, the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wildernesses. About 1,900 miles (3,211 km) of the corridor contains existing trails or primitive routes. of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, P.0. The Continental Divide Trail was designated by Congress as a National Scenic Trail in 1978, and the Forest Service was given the responsibility to manage the trail. The CDT travels through some of Montana and Idaho’s most majestic and historic lands: Waterton Lake and Glacier National Park on the Canadian border, the lofty peaks of the Anaconda, Bitterroot and Beaverhead Mountains, Lemhi Pass where Lewis and Clark first set foot on the Divide, Hell Roaring Canyon, Chief Joseph Pass – named for the most famous of Nez Perce chiefs, ghosts of mining past, … Snow continues to fall in May and June. From Black Mountain northward, including Rogers Pass, the Scapegoat Wilderness, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and Glacier National Park, you can encounter snow any time of the year. Then, the trail passes through the Collegiate Peaks and then up Grays Peak at 14,270 feet (the highest point on the CDT). http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sc/, BLM Salmon Field Office http://www.id.blm.gov/offices/salmon/, Homestake Pass- From Butte, MT travel East 7.2 miles to HomestakePass. East of the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, the CDT curves like a scythe as it goes around Butte, Montana, mostly through lower elevation mountain ranges. From Monida Pass to Goldstone Pass you’ll find lesser amounts of snow, so this section can be accessed by mid-June. At the intersection of Road 235, travel southwest 18 miles on Road 235 to South Fork Trailhead. Box 46  Dubois, ID 83423 (208) 374-5422, HC66 P.O. The biggest share of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail will be 820 miles along Montana's rugged Divide. The Forest Service, in consultation with the Society and other interested parties, completed its initial route selection process and dedicated the first official segment of the CDT in 1989. The trail crawls along a section of the Centennial Mountains from Red Rock Pass to near Monida, passing through some of the most scenic country in southwest Montana. Nov 11, 2020: Gifts that Give Twice The sections listed here are in the Beaverhead … The CDT extends for 800 miles through Big Sky Country and steps over the border into Idaho for 180 miles. A scenic component of the National … Continue on Hwy 20/18 north 47 miles to TargheePass. Forest landscapes range from broad prairies to rugged ridges and mountain peaks. The Forest Service monitors the snow pack, so a quick call to the right district can help you plan. We combined it with another part of the Nevada With its snow-covered mountain peaks and internationally known “blue ribbon” trout streams, the Gallatin National Forest is a popular recreation area in Montana. Although this was one of the first areas settled by pioneers in Montana, it remains wild, remote and undiscovered by tourists. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles between Chihuahua and Alberta. Box 805 Philipsburg, MT 59858 (406) 859-3211, 1935 Third Ave. W. Kalispell, MT 59901 (406) 758-5200, P.0. of Parks and Recreation, Statehouse Mail 
P.O. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest, situated next to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, is home to a diverse number of wildlife and fish, including Threatened and Endangered species, wilderness, scenic panoramas and intensively managed forestlands. Before reaching Wyoming, the trail passes … http://www.nps.gov/glac/. By providing abundant recreation and a wealth of natural resources, the Flathead is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your National Forests! (Hunter D’Antuono/Flathead Beacon via AP) The two began hiking together and, other than a … The highest slopes are often bare talus with vegetation limited to lichens. Southern terminus: Crazy Cook Monument 2. Nov 23, 2020: Reflections from the Field. East Glacier Park- From East Glacier, MT- located at the intersection of US Hwy 2 & US Hwy 49, from US 49 travel west on Midvale Creek Road to Clark Drive. This section can be hiked by mid-June if you don’t mind crossing infrequent snowfields. Box 208  St. Anthony, ID 83445 (208) 624-3151, P.0. Higher elevations produce Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir, subalpine larch and whitebark pine. Within this complex are three wildernesses: Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Great Bear. Black bears, moose, elk, deer, and mountain goats call this area home. 440 -- glad we did. Both races are point to point and take place predominantly on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) and the Continental Divider, between Idaho and Montana. Living in Montana allows me regular access to the beautiful hiking, boating and other attractions this great state offers and this week end I had the opportunity to hike 15 miles of the Continental Divide Trail outside of Helena. Elk, whitetail and mule deer, Canadian lynx, bobcats, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, black bears, wolverines and cougars also make their home in the Bob, along with smaller animals such as beaver, river otters, snowshoe hares and marten. Through five states, 25 National Forests, 20 Wilderness areas, 3 National Parks, 1 National Monument and 8 Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas- the Continental Divide Trail travels 3,100 miles through America's most … The route traverses majestic peaks, lush aspen forests and some broad meadows. Beaverhead-Deerlondge National Forest Supervisors Office, 420 Barrett St.  Dillon, MT 59725-3572 (406) 683-3900, 1820 Meadowlark Lane  Butte, MT 59701 (406)494-2147, Box 100 Wise River, MT 59762 (406) 832-3178, P.0. Within the forest are open valleys bisected by isolated high mountain ranges. Box 3388 
Butte, MT 59702 (406) 494-5059, Route 2 Box 610 
Salmon, ID 83467 (208) 756-5400, Dillon Resource Area 
Selway Drive 
Dillon, MT 59725 (406) 683-2337, State of Idaho 

Dept. The summer season of the Continental Divide is a short one, generally lasting from early June to mid-September. The area continues to gain prominence for its ecological integrity. Bob Marshall Wilderness, Scapegoat Wilderness, Great Bear Wilderness: The Lewis and ClarkNational Forest is one of ten national forests in Northern Region lies in central and north central Montana within the upper Missouri River system. I was extremely satisfied with the book, its condition and the timeliness of its arrival. The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is a national organization focused on stewardship of the CDT, as well as raising awareness and building community for the trail. http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/helena/. 2 Box 600  Salmon, ID 83467 (208) 756-5100, P.0. Sparkling lakes and tumbling streams fed by icy water running off snowfields above the timberline enhance the beauty and offer excellent fishing for species of trout, three of char, mountain whitefish, and artic grayling. 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