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Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

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The 3,100-mile long Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) runs from Canada to Mexico through the states of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Crossing the spine of the North American continent numerous times, it traverses some of America's most spectacular and isolated scenery, offering views unlike any other trail in the world.

In Wyoming, the trail passes through Yellowstone National Park; the Bridger/Teton, Shoshone, and Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests; and public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This page provides information on the trail route through BLM-administered public lands in Wyoming.

Allowable uses of the BLM-portion of the CDNST include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and limited motor vehicle use. The BLM portion of the trail is 95% primitive two-track roads, 4% is improved roads, and 1% requires cross-country travel. Cross-country segments are closed to motorized vehicles. Information on off-highway vehicle use on public lands in Wyoming is available at




Water Sources 




Fire Restrictions

Leave No Trace


PSA:  One of the Best Kept Secrets

Information on the CDNST is available from the Continental Divide Trail Alliance and the Continental Divide Trail Society. Both organizations sell guides to the CDNST.

For current information on the trail, contact the BLM Lander Field Office, P.O. Box 589, Lander, WY 82520, 307-332-8400, or email: We would also like to hear from trail users about their experiences on the BLM Wyoming-managed CDNST.

Please Tread Lightly on public and private lands and Leave No Trace.

Rawlins Field Office

Lander Field Office

1300 North Third | PO Box 2407 | Rawlins, WY 82301

1335 Main | Lander, WY 82520

Phone: 307-328-4200 | Fax: 307-328-4224

Phone: 307-332-8400 | Fax: 307-332-8447