Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) Loop

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Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) Loop is a 28.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
28.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,957 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

backpacking
18 days ago

Tons of wildlife and multiple eco-systems. Water is readily available and camp sites (permit only) are very nice. Portions of the loop are very secluded. Wonderful waterfalls and plenty of day hikes if you want to stay extra nights.

29 days ago

A diverse trail that covers three separate ecosystems. Great camping options (by permit only) and plenty of wildlife to see. Completed the whole loop in 5 days with occasional day hikes mixed in.

backpacking
5 months ago

This trail offers some great areas of the park. Some cool hiking above the tree line and we seen a ton of wild life. The trail is nice and easy to follow new scenery every day Great Hike!