Sleep In The Dirt

Welcome to the Big Agnes CDT Trail Guide

Rugged, scenic and iconic.

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!

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Get inspired! The CDT is full of magic, find a route and get out there.

This site and routes described within contain general information about Big Agnes staff adventures in the backcountry, summer 2018. While we have made an effort to provide you with a valuable trip-planning tool, we cannot offer any assurance that this information is current, complete or even accurate – if you choose to travel these routes, do so at your own risk. Prior to setting out check local weather, trail conditions, closures, legal access points, Forest Service, BLM, or National Park rules and regulations, and other risks involved. We hope to inspire responsible backcountry and public land use, but by using our website you agree to use this information at your own risk.

How you can support the CDT.

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. Founded in 2012 by a passionate group of volunteers and recreationists, CDTC is a membership organization working to building a strong community of supporters who want to see the CDT protected not just for today’s users, but for generations to come.

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