The Continental Divide Trail (“CDT”), along with the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, is one of the triple-crown long-distance hiking trails. It was officially made a National Scenic Trail in 1978. It is 4830km/3000mi long, traversing the length of the Rocky Mountains through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. The trail is relatively high in elevation, starting at 4200ft at Waterton Lake (the northern terminus), and reaching a highpoint of 4350m/14270ft on Grey’s Peak in Colorado. There is a wide range of terrain, including desert, dense boreal forests, farmland, cows, stream hiking, alpine ridges, and roadwalking.
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