Near South Fork in Mineral County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Continental Divide Trail
Beginning at Mexico’s border in southern New Mexico, the country’s longest National Scenic Trail wanders through Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho, ending in northern Montana at Canada’s border.
The trails follows the Continental Divide at various point about a fifth of the way. It may require six months or longer to completed planned expeditions in bad weather and deep snow.
The 3,102 mile-long trail winds through 25 national forests, three national parks including Yellowstone, and crosses 475 regions of water drainage, known as “watersheds.”
In 1978, the United States Congress designated most of the trail “off limits” to motor vehicles. Nearby roads make parts of the trail accessible for short hikes. From here, you can take a one-hour hike to Lobo Overlook, or a day’s journey following Treasure Mountain Trail.
Location. 37° 28.975′ N, 106° 48.132′ W. Marker is near South Fork, Colorado, in Mineral County. Marker is on U.S. 160 0.2 miles west of County Road 402, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Fork CO 81154, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Great Divide (here, next to this marker); History of a Road (here, next to this marker).
Also see . . . Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Official Bureau of Land Management website. (Submitted on February 10, 2014.)
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