The Continental Divide trail stretches for about 3,100 miles between the Canadian and Mexican borders, passing through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Thru-hikers are understandably rare, typically taking at least six months to traverse the whole thing. The highest point on the trail is 14,270-foot Grays Peak in Colorado. The lowest point, not including the emotional low of running low on water dozens of miles from a source, is roughly 4,000 feet at a few points on the trail.
Needless to say, a whole lot of terrain of varying kinds must be navigated. Also, needless to say, this is a truly spectacular trail.
So please enjoy this incredible video taken by a group of thruhikers, led by a guy named Mac from Halfway Anywhere, composed of one-second or so recordings from every single day of the journey. Get an idea of what you’re in for, then start planning your own trek.