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 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 entirely on data from SNODAS modeling from NOHRSC/NSIDC. 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.
11/13/2018 - CDT, Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO - 509.7 miles
Covered by snow: 99.1%, No snow: 0.9%, Above average: 98.5%, Below average: 0.5%, About average: 1.0%
CDT Snow SWE: Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO, CDT Snow Cover: Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO
Click image for larger version or this Large Full Detail Image - Chart updates every 3 or 4 days from Nov 1 to Jul 28.
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
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 Mile||Nov 13, 2018 - Locations within a mile of measurement||SWE||SWE Avg||% SWE Avg||Elev|
|1485.0||Routt County, Jackson County||8.3||3.1||268||11023|
|1479.5||Usfs Rd Trail 1101, CO Seg 42, Routt County||7.0||3.6||194||10322|
|1829.8||possible water, possible water, possible water||5.5||3.0||183||10634|
|1544.8||possible water, cross road, cross straight ahead||5.3||3.1||171||9926|
|1839.7||possible water, cross left||5.0||3.3||152||10828|
|1549.8||Fs Rd 412, cross left, cross straight ahead||4.8||3.0||160||10628|
|1844.7||possible water, possible water, Green River Pass||4.6||3.8||121||10368|
|1819.8||possible water, possible water, Hat Pass||4.5||3.3||136||10437|
|1814.8||cross right, possible water, cross left||4.3||3.6||119||10153|
|1954.6||possible water, possible water||4.2||3.1||135||9449|
|1809.8||cross right, possible water, possible water||3.9||3.5||111||9902|
|1804.8||cross right, possible water, possible water||3.5||3.1||113||10297|
|1919.7||cross right, possible water, cross straight ahead||3.2||3.3||97||9144|
|1799.8||possible water, cross right, cross left||3.1||3.4||91||10065|
|1959.6||possible water, cross right, cross left||3.0||3.2||94||8680|
|1924.7||Fremont County, possible water, possible water||2.8||3.1||90||8990|
|1934.7||2012 North Buffalo Fire, 2011 Nowlin Fire, 2011 Nowlin Fire||2.5||3.0||83||8598|
|2005.0||21-135CG, possible water, possible water||2.2||100.0||2||7798|
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