Ever wanted to hike the Continental Divide Trail but weren’t sure where to start gathering information? Now you have all the details you need at your fingertips thanks to Big Agnes. During a 740-mile staff thru-hike, the brand collected enough intel to introduce a comprehensive online trail guide for the CDT.
In 2018, Big Agnes adopted 75 miles of the Continental Divide Trail near their headquarters in Steamboat Springs, Colo. To celebrate the adoption as well as the 40th anniversary of the CDT and the 50th Anniversary of the National Scenic Trails Act, Big Agnes organized an ambitious plan for its staff to complete the entire Colorado section of the trail. Over three months, 70 employees covered 740 miles by foot and bike.
The CDT Trail Guide is an accumulation of all the planning and experiences of last summer’s thru-hike. The online resource provides each section’s distances, total ascents and descents, highest points, starting and finishing points and water sources, along with other trail information. The guide also shares first-hand accounts of the terrain, personal stories, photos and other insider data that will help anyone looking to spend one or multiple nights on the trail.
“Living in Steamboat, we are incredibly fortunate to have the CDT directly in our backyard,” said Bill Gamber, cofounder and president of Big Agnes. “The trail inspires us in so many ways – from gear we develop to the outdoor activities our staff gets after. Whether for a day hike, an overnight, or a complete thru-hike, we hope this online resource makes the CDT more accessible to more people.”
Find the Continental Divide Trail guide, along with a short film documenting the 740-mile hike, online at Big Agnes.