Continental Divide Trail

Continental Divide Trail

By Guthook Hikes, LLC

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2014-04-21
  • Current Version: 6.3.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 16.05 MB
  • Developer: Guthook Hikes, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 5
From 68 Ratings


Continental Divide Trail is the official smartphone navigational guide of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition for your hike on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. This app was formerly known as "CDT Hiker: Guthook's Guide." This is a detailed, map-based navigational guide that uses your device's built-in GPS to guide you along the trail. NO MOBILE PHONE OR INTERNET SERVICE IS REQUIRED to use this app. There are more than 20 alternate routes plus 3,800+ waypoints, including comprehensive water source information. The free section includes portions of the two routes from the Mexico-U.S. border: the Crazy Cook route to Lordsburg, and the Columbus Gila route to Deming. The remainder of the trail is available for purchase by state: New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho/S. Montana (to Johnson Lake) and N. Montana. Each of the 3,800 waypoints includes a detail page, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint's mileage point and elevation, photographs of many of the waypoints, distance to the next water source, a Comments section where you may post comments and read other users' comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike. The types of waypoints include: -->Water sources -->Junctions to towns and services -->Trail junctions -->Parking areas along the trail -->Roads, railroad tracks, power lines, fences, gates -->Other Landmarks Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Guthooks CDT app

    By Continental Drifter
    I've found this app to be remarkably accurate in finding the elusive CDT over paper maps.
  • Great map

    By tstorm05
    Awesome App and map. Cannot wait to use it. CDT 2020!!!
  • Awesome app

    By plonk5
    Uses Bear Creek data with the most accurate waypoints out there. A must for anyone spending more than a day on the trail! Uhaul
  • CDT Guthooks app

    By Kookiemoose
    I have not hiked with app. I will next spring. A CDT thru hike. However this app has been instrumental in planning my CDT thru hike. I almost feel like I'm cheating by using this app. It's that informative. I won't have a cell carrier when thru hiking. But this app will still work. That's pretty cool. I hope it works. I will carry paper maps. I'll even have a GPS preloaded with bearcreek. But something tells me this app will be a very special attribute to navigation and information on my CDT thru. I'm really hoping that will be the case. I'll let you know. Nonetheless this app has been extremely helpful so far. And I haven't even hit the trail yet. Heald Appalachian Trail 19,000 miler
  • Incredibly helpful

    By Pokemon247
    Great app. The CDT can be very hard to follow and this app helps you find the trail again. A little more information on side trails and alternate routes would be helpful.
  • Great

    By Paul aka DNA
    And absolutely great app. This truly changes the way people navigate on our national scenic trails
  • Primo app

    By Hidsrtbkr
    Everything about this app is helpful. Keeps me on track and gets me back onto it when I start to wander. The details are wonderful.
  • Stellar

    By djwieland
    Good info. Easy to use. Gps on my phone works great. I trust this app.
  • Great app for any CDT hiker

    By PatJDixon
    I will be starting my thru hike in April, but whether you are a day/section/thru hiker this app is great! I have used it on sections and it really helped keep me on trail. Of course you need a way to charge it, and there are solar units that can serve that purpose. The guidance for town services, water sources, alternate routes, and elevation are really helpful too. I have downloaded all sections and will use this app along with printed maps. We'll see how it goes when I get to the Canadian border.
  • A great tool for CDT thru-hikers

    By The Reverend - CDT 2015
    I successfully completed the CDT from April 28th to August 24th 2015 using the CDT Hiker App and Bear Creek Maps to navigate the trail. Overall the App did an outstanding job keeping me on the trail. The CDT is currently about 76% complete. At times the trail can be challenging to find or is nonexistent. With this App I was always able to quickly locate my location and get me back on track if I became misplaced. As with all Apps, none are perfect. I discovered that there are errors with the base GPS track that is provided by Bear Creek Survey. In some cases the trail was missed being survived. In other cases new tread has been created since the original survey was taken (I believe this was in 2012). You will still be able to navigate the CDT with the app but you could miss some of the new trail along the way. I also found issues with the data book with incorrect descriptions of water sources in Idaho/Montana. It would also had been nice on the 40+ mile waterless stretches in Idaho and Montana that the app list the closest off trail water sources. That said, the app is a HUGE step up from the resources that where previously availability and I would highly recommend that all future CDT hikers purchase this app for their hike on the CDT.