The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail goes through BLM lands in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming. It was designated for its scenic significance. It is also considered the "King of Trails," more difficult than its counterpart long distance trails, the Appalachian and Pacific Crest. It navigates dramatically diverse ecosystems through mountain meadows, granite peaks and high-desert surroundings. Upon its designation in 1978, Congress identified a corridor for this trail, straddling along the backbone of the North American continent—the Divide—for the future placement of the trail. When complete, the trail will climb and descend the peaks and cross the high-deserts of the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico for 3,100 miles.

Any public use of New Mexico State Trust Lands on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is strictly under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico State Land Office and requires a recreational access permit. For more information, visit