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. Welcome to Big Sky Country and the land of the Nez Perce. On the eastern side, sage and pine decorate the gentler Big Belt Mountains. She’s committed to exploring the trails near her home in Butte, Montana, and sharing that knowledge with others. In Montana it crosses Triple Divide Pass The trail is a combination of dedicated trails and small roads and considered 70% complete. Box 180 Hiway 93S  Leadore, ID 83464 (208) 768-2500, P.0. Montana/Idaho Access Points (from North to South). The forest includes the Anaconda-Pintler and Lee Metcalf wilderness areas. Access Points from Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest: *Pipestone Pass: From Butte travel south on Continental Drive to the intersection with MT Highway 2. Nighttime temperatures during the summer routinely dip into the low 30s, so make sure your sleeping bag can handle freezing conditions. Steeped in tradition and history, along the Trail’s northern section you trace the steps of Lewis and Clark and Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. Within the forest are open valleys bisected by isolated high mountain ranges. Glaciations from the last ice age influenced the shape of the land as well as the composition of the soil. The Continental Divide Trail is approximately 800 miles in length in Montana and Idaho. 24 Fort Missoula  Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 329-3750, P.0. Address: Stemple Pass- From US Hwy 287/MT 15 Helena- travel north 22 miles on MT 279 to Wilborn. http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/flathead/. 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, … Since that time, many new sections have been constructed. Recreation opportunities in the Lewis and ClarkNational Forest’s 1.8 million acres are as varied as the landscape and elevation of the forest itself. 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. The Forest also contains Borah Peak, Idaho’s tallest peak, the Wild & Scenic Salmon. The Helena boasts some of the most vivid glimpses into the past of this historically-rich area. Be prepared for snow and freezing cold, even in the height of summer. 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. 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. 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. The Forest also contains Borah Peak, Idaho’s tallest peak, the Wild & Scenic Salmon River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. By providing abundant recreation and a wealth of natural resources, the Flathead is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your National Forests! The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is the 501 (c) (3) national non-profit working in partnership with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management to complete, promote and protect the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Box 3200  Seeley Lake, MT 59868 (406) 677-2233, Rt. Nov 11, 2020: Gifts that Give Twice It navigates dramatically diverse ecosystems through mountain meadows, The C.D.T. Box 200701 
Helena, MT 59620 (406) 444-3750, Canada 

Waterton Lakes Park Superintendent, Waterton Lake, Alberta 
Canada TOK 2MO (403) 859-2224. Within this complex are three wildernesses: Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Great Bear. From Leadore travel East 11 miles on Hwy 29 to BannockPass. To the west, vast canyons and limestone peaks foster a collection of timber and sub-alpine fir, embracing meadows, and blue, blue skies. Hwy 20 is then marked as Hwy 20 or Hwy 18. The CDT is … Good skiing is found along the Continental Divide west of the pass to Lewis and Clark Pass. Big Hole Pass to Schultz Saddle may open by late June, but some passes north of there in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness do not clear until mid-July, and sometimes later. Montana and Idaho are home to the mountain goat, grizzly bear, gray wolf, bald eagle and osprey, as well as, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, aspen, lady-slipper, buttercups, beargrass and glacier lilies. They will not be clear of snow until early to mid-July. Forest Service offices administering the National Forest are in Butte, Dillon, Philipsburg, Deer Lodge, Whitehall, Boulder, Ennis, Sheridan, WiseRiver, Wisdom, and Lima. The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hikers paradise containing 700 miles of maintained trails that lead deep into one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states. (Hunter D’Antuono/Flathead Beacon via AP) The two began hiking together and, other than a … Pristine lakes, gorgeous glaciers, cascading water falls, and impressive mountain peaks. It gets even better once you reach the summit of Mt Ida. The CDNST is the designated trail put in place by the USFS. From Babb travel West on Glacier Route Three 12 miles to Swiftcurrent Campground. 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. Southern terminus: Crazy Cook Monument 2. Glacier and Waterton Lakes have both been designated as Biosphere Reserves and together were recognized, in 1995, as a World Heritage Site. The Forest provides habitat for a full complement of native fauna, including four federally listed threatened species – the grizzly bear, gray wolf, bald eagle, and the Canada lynx. The forest provides timber, minerals, and grazing lands. Dec 14, 2020: A New Approach to Section Hiking: Son Supports Dad from Wyoming to New Mexico. The area is a highly desired destination for hunting, fishing, white-water rafting and many other popular recreational pursuits. http://www.nps.gov/glac/. The CDT, alongside the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail make up the triple crown of hiking. Before reaching Wyoming, the trail passes … You will need an ice axe and the ability to self-arrest if you hike through Glacier National Park in June. So now more people are attempting to hike the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail vs. the Continental Divide Trail. The United Nations has identified the area as a Biosphere Reserve. At the top of the pass turn left onto Vista Point Rd and continue to the parking area. 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. And, in 1932 Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, in Canada, were designated Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. 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. The range, 12 miles wide in places, begins as a series of high rolling ridges that gradually gain in elevation as one moves to the east. The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is the longest and least-traveled of America's trio of long-distance trails.. It also offers breath-taking scenery for a wide variety of recreational pursuits. 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 sections listed here are in the Beaverhead … The Continental Divide Trail leads from the Mexican border to the Canadian Border. 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. The landscape is built from block fault mountain ranges sculpted by glaciers, and covered with a rich thick forest. Parking is somewhat limited at the pass. For the last two summers, MWA has partnered with CDTC to host a stewardship project on the trail. 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. 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. Northern terminus: Waterton Lake Highest Elevation:14,278 ft (Grays Peak CO) Lowest Elevation:4,200 ft The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is a long-distance trail that runs from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. The area continues to gain prominence for its ecological integrity. Nov 23, 2020: Reflections from the Field. Continue on Hwy 20/18 north 47 miles to TargheePass. Continental Divide Trail Access. 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. River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. For those who prefer a more defined trail experience, hiking the CDNST holds a lot of appeal. The summer season of the Continental Divide is a short one, generally lasting from early June to mid-September. Even the valley bottoms are about 4,500 feet in elevation, while many of the peaks exceed 11,000 feet. The Lewis and Clark National Forest lies in central and north central Montana within the upper Missouri River system. For much of this hike you walk along the Continental Divide, so you have panoramic views across the park. Higher elevations produce Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir, subalpine larch and whitebark pine. It was designated for its scenic significance. Box 805 Philipsburg, MT 59858 (406) 859-3211, 1935 Third Ave. W. Kalispell, MT 59901 (406) 758-5200, P.0. 3 day 2 night backpacking trip along the Continental Divide Trail (St. Mary to Two Medicine). 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. 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. 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. 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. This 1.8-million acre Forest spans six mountain ranges and includes two Congressionally-designated Wilderness areas, the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wildernesses. Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2013. From here, at an elevation of 12,899 feet, the entire park stretches out before you. Mid-elevations receive more moisture and are habitat for stands of Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and western larch. 5.0 out of 5 stars Montana & Idaho's Continental Divide Trail: The Official Guide. 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. Box 83720 
Boise, ID 83720-0065 (208) 334-4199, State of Montana 

Dept. Marias Pass- Located on US Hwy 2-travel to the Summit Campground near the Roosevelt Memorial to access the CDT. This multi-day ride consists of dirt roads and steep mountain passes that cover over 200,000 feet in elevation gain. Snow continues to fall in May and June. 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 dramatic and wild backcountry. Benchmark/South Fork T.H.- From Augusta, MT- located on US Hwy 287, travel 17 miles west towards Nilan Reservoir on Ranger Station Road. This designation celebrates the longstanding peace and friendship between our two nations. 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. At the intersection of Road 235, travel southwest 18 miles on Road 235 to South Fork Trailhead. Box 168 
Yellowstone Park, WY 82190 (307) 344-7381, P.0. CDTC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Beautiful grassy parks and mountain meadows are surrounded by forests of Douglas fir and lodgepole pine. Glacier National Park is home to the CDT’s northern terminus along the picturesque shores of Waterton Lake. Landscapes range from broad prairies to rugged ridges and mountain peaks. It is also considered the "King of Trails," more difficult than its sister long distance trails, the Appalachian and Pacific Crest. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. 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. Then, the trail passes through the Collegiate Peaks and then up Grays Peak at 14,270 feet (the highest point on the CDT). Come and explore this marvelous treasure and discover, for yourself, all that it has to offer. Box 180 Hiway 93 N  North Fork, ID 83466 (208) 865-2700, P.0. 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. Its diverse habitats are home to over 70 species of mammals and over 260 species of birds. 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 elevation ranges from 4,500 to 9,362 feet at the top of RockyMountainPeak in the Rocky Mountains. Clark Drive will lead to Park boundary and access to the CDT. Bannock Pass- From Salmon, ID- travel South 47 miles on Hwy 28 to the town of Leadore. http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/helena/. 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. 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. http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/lewisclark/, Stretching along the west side of the continental divide from the US Canadian border south approximately 120 miles lies the 2.3 million acre FlatheadNational Forest. The area is a highly desired destination for hunting, fishing, white-water rafting and many other popular recreational pursuits. The Forest is sprinkled with history from native American inhabitants to early explorers to the booming days of gold mining. The Forest Service monitors the snow pack, so a quick call to the right district can help you plan. Continental Divide Trail to Fifty Mountain Shelter [CLOSED] is a 32 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Siyeh Bend, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. However, in Glacier National Park one can traverse old snowfields in September. 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. Verified Purchase. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (9) is comprised of many trails going through different National Forests. From Wilborn travel west 8.5 miles following VirginiaCreek to StemplePass. 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.. 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. On May 4, Williams started walking north along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), in Lordsburg, New Mexico, about 100 miles north of the Mexican border. 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. Lemhi Pass-  From Salmon, ID –travel South 21 miles on Hwy 28 to the town of Tendoy. Bo x9998 Lima ID 59739-9998, US Post Office: General Delivery Big Springs Road, Macks Inn, ID 83429. 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. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles between Chihuahua and Alberta. The Continental Divide forms the western border of Waterton Lakes National Park, which lies completely on the east side of the divide. About 1,900 miles (3,211 km) of the corridor contains existing trails or primitive routes. Golden, CO 80401. You’ll find snow on trails do not melt until July 4th or later. 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. The biggest share of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail will be 820 miles along Montana's rugged Divide. I would recommend this book to anyone hiking on and near the continental divide. 440 -- glad we did. The Colorado section of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) rolls 800 miles through the Rocky Mountains. The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hikers paradise containing 700 miles of maintained trails that lead deep into one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states. Box 208  St. Anthony, ID 83445 (208) 624-3151, P.0. 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. In Waterton, all drainages flow into the Saskatchewan River Basin, generally a northeast route towards Hudson Bay. Solitude in the backcountry of Glacier National Park. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail goes through BLM managed lands in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming. 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