550 miles
Distance
107,583 ft
Climb
-104,550 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

The purely Montana section of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) runs 710 through mountains, alpine meadows and craggy peaks.

For the portion of the CDT shared with Idaho see CDT Idaho/Montana linked on this page.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    XC
More Stats for Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Montana mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    3,032 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,208 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,238 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,271 ft
  • Grade
    0.105%
  • Grade max
    -82.515%
  • Grade min
    82.012%
  • Distance climb
    275 miles
  • Distance down
    269 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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