Continental Divide Trail

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (otherwise know as the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)) is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles between Mexico and Canada. It follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five U.S. states — Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. In Colorado, the CDT is co-located with the Colorado Trail for some 200 miles and is supported by the Colorado Trail Foundation (CTF) and its volunteers.

Currently, a 32 mile reroute of the Colorado Trail and CDT – moving it from dirt road to singletrack – is proposed in southern Colorado near Lujan Pass. COMBA, in partnership with IMBA, the CTF and the local communities, is working to protect this cherished backcountry route for all trail users, including mountain bikers. News regarding how you may help with this effort can be found below.

Riding A Fixed Gear Bike the Entire Continental Divide Trail w/ Fixie Dave Nice, August 1, 2013

What: Riding A Fixed Gear Bike the Entire Continental Divide Trail When: Thursday August 1st, 7 PM Where: Neptune Mountaineering, 633 South Broadway St. Unit A, Boulder, CO 80305 Fixie Dave Nice, from Pedal Pushers Cyclery , is an underground legend in the biking world, and deservedly so. In 2012, after five failed attempts and almost a decade of frustration, Fixie Dave became the first person...Read more

Forest Service Issues Favorable Recommendation for Bike Access on Continental Divide Trail in Colorado, June 18, 2013

For Immediate Release 6-18-2013 Contact: Mark Eller IMBA Communications Director 303-545-9011 ext. 115 Last winter, IMBA issued an Action Alert urging mountain bikers to file comments on a proposed reroute of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) in southern Colorado. In a draft decision, the Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) and Rio Grande (RGNF) Forest Service offices...Read more

Follow-up: Support Bike Access on the Continental Divide Trail, February 2013

The USFS received over 900 comments, including strong comments from the cycling community in regard to this issue. They are currently making substantial revisions to the plan in response to those comments, but have not indicated what those revisions will be. The revisions will be forthcoming, but there is no firm date and they will likely take time before being published.Read more
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