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Continental Divide Trail Special Event Hike

  • 925 Weiss Drive, steamboat springs, 80487
  • Overview

    Steamboat Springs is positioned right near an approximately 3,100 trail posed on a major geologic watershed separation- The Continental Divide and the rightly named Continental Divide Trail.

    Explore with a Continental Divide Trail Coalition member and Yampatika a hub for thru-hikers and users of the CDT- learn about local projects in the area, and why it is so popular with thru-hikers, and the geology of the Divide as it relates to Steamboat Springs.

    Bonus, July is peak wildflower season in this area and your Naturalist can teach you identification/edible and medicinal uses of local plants.

    One of the largest conservation efforts in the history of the United States, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) is much more than just a line on a map: it is a living museum of the American West, a place to reconnect with nature, and a unifying force bringing people of all walks of life together.

    Important details: AGES 16+

    Meeting Location: 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

    Meeting Time: Please arrive at 8:45 AM at our meeting location to check-in, we will then see if folks want to carpool or drive up in their own vehicle leaving at 9 AM sharp. We will caravan up to the trailhead together which is about a 15-20 minute drive.

    Location: Near Dumont Lake at the Rabbit Ears Peak Trailhead; here is a link to google maps   We aren't going to Rabbit Ears Peak! but this trailhead makes a handy starting point right on the Continental Divide Trail.

    What to wear: Dress for the weather (current and future) and dress in layers! Many people like to wear long pants/sleeves to protect themselves from the sun, dirt, and things that might make you itchy (mosquitos, etc.). Avoid cotton when you’re able and go with a synthetic material or wool. Also remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes, good socks, a cool sun hat, and sunscreen!

    What to bring in your day pack: 2 Water bottles, snacks, sunscreen, extra layers (long sleeve shirt, fleece) and also bring your waterproof jacket- weather changes quickly, make sure to come for cooler/wet weather

    If you have additional questions or need more information, please email lexi@yampatika.org or call the office at (970) 871-9151

     

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