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Continental Divide Trail Snow Conditions

Below you will find detailed and current Continental Divide Trail snow conditions for the entire trail. This is not a 'snow pack' chart. This chart shows 'trail snow'. 'Snow pack' and 'trail snow' can differ significantly. Where the CDT traverses the highest terrain, the CDT snow conditions will almost always exceed snow pack.

Snow pack is not trail snow.

'Snow pack' is determined from relatively few physical snow sensors covering an entire mountain range of which most are not on or near the CDT. For instance, the previous postholer snow page relied on about 2 dozen sensors across thousands of miles of trail. Much of the CDT has no sensors, thus no coverage.

The charts here rely enitrely on remote sensing data from For example, the PCT has 5,300+ data points and the CDT 6,000+. Each trail has a point every half mile/within a half mile of the trail or better. This is a huge improvement in accuracy of CDT snow conditions. These snow graphs allow you to view the CDT in a way no one has before.

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Section detail: Cuba, NM to Twin Lakes, CO.

6/22/2017 - CDT, Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO - 509.7 miles
Covered by snow: 2.3%, No snow: 97.7%, Above average: 2.0%, Below average: 17.7%, About average: 80.4%

CDT Snow Melt: Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO, CDT Snow Cover: Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO

Continental Divide Trail Snow Conditions
Click image for larger version or this Large Full Detail Image - Chart updates every 3 or 4 days from Nov 1 to Jul 28.

April 1st historical links: 2004 :: 2005 :: 2006 :: 2007 :: 2008 :: 2009 :: 2010 :: 2011 :: 2012 :: 2013 :: 2014 :: 2015 :: 2016 :: 2017

Google Trail Map with Snow Overlays: Snow Water Equivalent :: Snow Depth :: Snow Coverage :: 24 Hour Snow Precip :: 24 Hour Non-Snow Precip :: 24 Hour Snow Melt :: 24 Hour Avg Snow Pack Temp :: Snow Density :: 24 Hour SWE Change :: 24 Hour Snow Surface Sublimation :: 24 Hour Blowing Snow Surface Sublimation

For further information visit the Continental Divide Trail Data Book. You may also want to view the CDT Google Map. View our printed Continental Divide Trail Maps, books and/or PDF

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Continental Divide Trail Snow Table, Highest to Lowest Order

This table has locations with SWE ordered from highest to lowest. Only locations with an average SWE greater than 3 inches are shown. Elevations are in feet, other values are inches unless otherwise stated. Click on column heading to sort by that column.

Trail MileJun 22, 2017 - Locations within a mile of measurementSWESWE Avg% SWE AvgElev
2024.9possible water, possible water, possible water40.016.82388308
2010.0Grants Pass29.814.22108022
1809.8cross right, possible water, possible water27.27.03899902
1539.8(no description)21.710.720310531
1964.6WY Seg 19, possible water, cross right19.63.75308184
2834.9possible water17.721.9816252
1474.5Lake/pond, Jackson County, Lake/pond16.29.217610355
1924.7Fremont County, possible water, possible water13.97.21938990
1479.5Usfs Rd Trail 1101, CO Seg 42, Routt County13.515.58710322
1814.8cross right, possible water, cross left13.48.416010153
1799.8possible water, cross right, cross left13.18.814910065
2829.9cross left, Lake/pond12.712.01066895
2799.5possible water, possible water8.015.4527010
1959.6possible water, cross right, cross left6.53.22038680
2314.8Darkhorse Creek, possible water, possible water6.33.71708003
2309.8Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Idaho, MTID Seg 105.610.9519032
2339.8Lake/pond, possible water, Lake/pond5.23.01738723
1934.72012 North Buffalo Fire, 2011 Nowlin Fire, 2011 Nowlin Fire5.06.9728598
2034.9Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Natl Forest Develop Road 078 Trl, cross right4.812.0408191
2039.9follow road, North Fork Split Creek, Natl Forest Develop Road 075 Trl4.35.6778057
1485.0Routt County, Jackson County3.79.73811023
1804.8cross right, possible water, possible water3.53.79510297
1490.0Routt County, Jackson County, cross straight ahead3.37.24611448
2439.6possible water, Deer Lodge County, possible water3.211.2298629
1919.7cross right, possible water, cross straight ahead3.17.1449144
1299.9Grand County, Clear Creek County2.93.87612053
2029.9(no description)2.64.2628510
1544.8possible water, cross road, cross straight ahead2.29.1249926
1914.7Moccasin Basin Rd, possible water, Dubois WY1.74.7368836
1549.8Fs Rd 412, cross left, cross straight ahead1.75.63010628
1434.5CO Seg 40, Grand County0.03.2011420
1834.7possible water0.04.9010372
2794.6possible water, Burnt Creek, Burnt Creek0.017.806606
2424.6Ravalli County, Beaverhead County0.07.408207
2825.0South Fork Lick Creek, possible water0.07.106732
1839.7possible water, cross left0.03.0010828
2079.6Lake/pond, Clark Lake, possible water0.06.309367
2454.6East Fork Rock Creek0.07.007875
2854.9East Fork Strawberry Creek, cross left0.03.605706
2429.6cross right, Ravalli County0.07.908577
1844.7possible water, possible water, Green River Pass0.06.7010368
2804.5cross right, 2013 Rock Creek Fire, possible water0.016.507416
1819.8possible water, possible water, Hat Pass0.05.3010437
2459.5cross left, Lake/pond, possible water0.03.608504
2619.9Jefferson County, Powell County, Tr6620.03.908275
2859.9Strawberry Creek, Pondera County, Strawberry Creek0.04.506238
1794.9(no description)0.04.609921
1874.6possible water, possible water, possible water0.03.109141
1849.7possible water0.05.108491
1929.7cross right, cross right0.05.107640
2464.5possible water, Upper Seymour Lake0.011.508200
2864.9possible water, cross straight ahead, Blue Lake0.03.205923
2839.9Teton County, cross left, Lewis And Clark County0.06.405805
1214.7Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Colorado Trl0.03.0010907
1295.0(no description)0.03.1012804
1854.7(no description)0.04.008018
2414.7Surprise Lake, possible water, possible water0.03.508240
869.8possible water, cross straight ahead, Lake/pond0.06.8011380
2789.6No Name Gulch, Black Bear Creek0.06.705764
2820.0possible water0.03.206064

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