Continental Divide Trail – Trail #74

The Continental Divide Trail is a 3,100 mile trail that runs from Mexico to Canada, crossing through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. It cuts through the Gila National Forest including portions of the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wildernesses.

Trail Condition: Moderate

May 2018

Fisherman’s Canyon to Diamond Creek:

Traveling south from the junction with the Fisherman’s Canyon Trail – Trail #48, the CDT cuts through an area that burned in 1989. The aspen forest has come back well and is extremely dense in certain areas.

The trail contours close to the top of the ridge, descending into a few saddles along the 3.5 to 4 miles back to the junction with Diamond Creek Trail – Trail #40. In parts it was slightly overgrown and contained some deadfall, but was easy to follow.


To read more about the Continental Divide Trail – Trail #74, see my trip report from Diamond Creek and Diamond Peak.