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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
Location. 37° 28.975′ N, 106° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Wolf Creek Pass Summit, South Fork CO 81154, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Divide (here, next to this marker); History of a Road (here, next to this marker); Watchable Wildlife (approx. 15.6 miles away); Rio Grande — A River of Life (approx. 15.6 miles away); A Passport Through Time (approx. 15.6 miles away); Living on the Byway (approx. 15.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. NPS Rocky Mountain National Park website. (Submitted on September 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.