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!
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.
The Road to Wilderness: The CDT in Colorado
2018 was a storybook year for Big Agnes and the Continental Divide Trail. As a company–along with our sister company Honey Stinger–we hiked, biked, moto’d and horse-packed all 740 miles of the Colorado portion of the trail...Read More
#BorderToBackyard’s Bonding on Bikes
We were coming in hot on our busy season at Big Agnes. We’re a busy little company and from May through April, we’re rarely able to come up for air! The ownership team called a companies-wide meeting: Big Agnes, Honey Stinger...Read More