• Views from the Continental Divide Trail on the Montana and Idaho border near Monida Pass. Photo by Meg Killen

Stewarding the CDT

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Photo by Meg Killen

CDT Montana

Volunteer Trail Stewardship Program

Click on the arrow in the photo above to watch short feature clip about CDT Montana.

COLLABORATION: The Trail Unites Us

Since 1978, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail was designated to provide for high quality, scenic, primitive hiking, horseback riding, and non-motorized recreational experiences, and to conserve natural, historical and cultural resources along the divide. With 3100 miles snaking from Canada to Mexico, the CDNST is only 78% complete. And did you know that the largest unfinished section is the Montana/Idaho section at only 58% complete. 

With dedicated volunteers and agency partners, the Montana Wilderness Association is working to complete the CDNST and we need YOUR help to get the job done. Please check out the volunteer opportunities we have each summer or make a contribution to support our volunteers in the field. Together we can complete the CDT! 

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT: The 2015 Field Season is a wrap!

What a fantastic year for CDT Montana! We've just capped another great field season with 17 projects in the books. Thanks so much to all of our volunteers who sacraficed their own time to put some sweat equity back into our great trail! All of our trail crew volunteers, packers, camp cooks, Artists in Residence and sesonal workers- you are the coolest of the cool. Looking forward to another great season in 2016!

Check back in March to join the party and register for one of 2016's exciting trail projects.

Volunteer on the CDT

From 8 to 80 years old - we work with all kinds of volunteers throughout Montana and Idaho on the CDT. Volunteer with us this summer! 

Support CDT Montana

Donate and shop to keep the CDT momentum going.

CDT Montana Photos

If a picture is worth a thousand words then you'll have lots to talk about after you check out CDT Montana volunteers in action. 

CDT Trail Partners

Help us thank our partner groups, local community clubs and agency partners like the USFS, BLM and NPS.

CDT Montana Project FAQs

What should I pack? Where are we meeting? What about grizzly bears? Can I bring my dog? Check out the project FAQs for answers. 

CDT Gear Lists: Car-Camping & Backcountry

Car-Camping vs Backcountry

About the CDT

Learn some history and background about the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and national scenic trails. Get your learn on! 

CDT Artist in Residence Program

ARTside on the Divide is a new Artist in Residence Program launched in 2014 in partnership with the Montana Wilderness Association and…