Big Agnes put together this great video guide to the 740 miles of the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado. The video is great, but be sure to check out their full write up and visual guide at Big Agnes as well.
Here’s the story: in 2018, Big Agnes adopted 75 miles of the Continental Divide Trail near Steamboat Springs as part of our support of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. As an adopter we agreed to do our part to maintain the designated portion of trail, mark the trail as needed, keep it free of trash, and be good stewards of the trail whenever we found ourselves recreating on it. Which turns out, with its proximity to our office, is quite often. So to celebrate our adoption, the CDT’s 40th Anniversary, and the 50th Anniversary of the National Scenic Trails Act that all happened to fall in 2018, we decided to hike the entire Colorado section of the trail over the course of the summer. Yup. 740 miles! Three months, 70 employees, 146,000 vertical feet up and down. Topping out at 14,000 feet on Grays Peak summit. While on trail, we gathered up stories, photos, and a few tips that we want to share with you in hopes you’ll be inspired to spend a day, a night, or maybe even a few out exploring this beautiful trail through our home state of Colorado. Happy trails!