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Continental Divide Trail Snow Conditions - Dec 13, 2018

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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 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.

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

12/13/2018 - CDT, Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO - 509.7 miles
Covered by snow: 96.8%, No snow: 3.2%, Above average: 64.6%, Below average: 18.0%, About average: 17.4%

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

Continental Divide Trail Snow Conditions
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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 MileDec 13, 2018 - Locations within a mile of measurementSWESWE Avg% SWE AvgElev
1479.5Usfs Rd Trail 1101, CO Seg 42, Routt County17.011.215210322
1485.0Routt County, Jackson County15.19.515911023
1490.0Routt County, Jackson County, cross straight ahead14.57.918411448
1495.0Lake/pond, possible water, cross left13.57.617810753
1474.5Lake/pond, Jackson County, Lake/pond13.48.915110355
1539.8(no description)12.68.115610531
1544.8possible water, cross road, cross straight ahead12.19.21329926
1469.5possible water, Fishhook Lake, possible water11.97.41619892
1549.8Fs Rd 412, cross left, cross straight ahead11.98.114710628
2339.8Lake/pond, possible water, Lake/pond11.37.11598723
2994.6Flathead County, possible water10.97.11546890
1434.5CO Seg 40, Grand County10.67.114911420
2344.7cross straight ahead, Big Swamp Creek, possible water10.35.12027964
1829.8possible water, possible water, possible water10.25.917310634
1824.8cross right9.96.315710817
2029.9(no description)9.710.8908510
1209.7Corbett Peak, Lake/pond9.45.317712045
1514.9Jackson County9.46.813810053
1834.7possible water9.46.813810372
2309.8Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Idaho, MTID Seg 109.38.81069032
1224.6(no description)9.24.023012288
1954.6possible water, possible water9.28.81059449
2314.8Darkhorse Creek, possible water, possible water9.27.21288003
1839.7possible water, cross left9.16.414210828
2349.7Lake/pond, Montana, possible water9.15.61638996
1374.7Hallett Creek, cross straight ahead, possible water9.13.327610761
1534.8possible water9.16.41429610
1299.9Grand County, Clear Creek County9.15.616312053
1414.6turn left, cross left, cross right9.05.616110918
2834.9possible water9.08.51066252
1464.6leave road right, cross right, follow road8.95.71569579
2989.6cross left, Ahern Creek8.97.01276745
1290.0possible water, possible water, possible water8.85.316611244
2429.6cross right, Ravalli County8.76.11438577
1844.7possible water, possible water, Green River Pass8.77.711310368
1819.8possible water, possible water, Hat Pass8.77.012410437
1399.6cross straight ahead, possible water, Jackson County8.75.515810804
1429.5Grand County, Jackson County, cross left8.75.416111385
1280.0possible water8.63.822612042
1259.5follow road, County Road 60, cross right8.53.425012318
2969.7possible water, possible water8.56.61296185
1919.7cross right, possible water, cross straight ahead8.37.91059144
2799.5possible water, possible water8.38.11027010
1814.8cross right, possible water, cross left8.37.710810153
2829.9cross left, Lake/pond8.37.71086895
2439.6possible water, Deer Lodge County, possible water8.26.51268629
1554.8turn left8.15.115910354
2434.6possible water, cross right, Deer Lodge County8.15.11598182
1119.8(no description)8.03.225012312
1394.6possible water, possible water, possible water8.04.81679585
1304.9Grand County, Stanley Mtn, Clear Creek County7.95.314912441
1500.0possible water, CO Seg 43, possible water7.95.11558493
1529.9cross road, cross left, cross road7.96.61209758
1809.8cross right, possible water, possible water7.87.81009902
1254.6Park County, Glacier Peak7.83.125212319
2034.9Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Natl Forest Develop Road 078 Trl, cross right7.89.9798191
2354.7Lake/pond, possible water7.84.71668571
1959.6possible water, cross right, cross left7.810.0788680
1969.6possible water, possible water7.68.1947829
859.8Alberta Peak, San Juan National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest7.67.410311648
1899.7possible water, possible water, cross right7.65.71339083
1424.5cross straight ahead, Grand County7.64.716210728
1439.5Jackson County7.56.511510985
1509.9Spring, cross left, cross straight ahead7.55.61349166
1804.8cross right, possible water, possible water7.56.910910297
2444.6possible water, possible water, cross left7.55.11477874
1384.7possible water, 2013 Big Meadows Fire, Lower Granite Falls7.44.51649624
2024.9possible water, possible water, possible water7.410.6708308
2424.6Ravalli County, Beaverhead County7.46.01238207
1519.9cross left, cross left, Usfs Rd 5007.45.41379451
1309.9Grand County, Clear Creek County, James Peak Wilderness7.44.416811856
1949.6possible water, possible water7.47.5998392
1524.9cross straight ahead, Jackson County, Colorado7.45.81289263
2039.9follow road, North Fork Split Creek, Natl Forest Develop Road 075 Trl7.410.6708057
2804.5cross right, 2013 Rock Creek Fire, possible water7.37.5977416
1419.6cross left, Jackson County, Grand County7.34.516210595
944.5possible water, cross right, Lake/pond7.36.012212216
1184.7possible water, Lake/pond, Galena Lake7.34.815211329
2414.7Surprise Lake, possible water, possible water7.35.41358240
2794.6possible water, Burnt Creek, Burnt Creek7.38.3886606
1214.7Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Colorado Trl7.25.413310907
949.5Lake/pond, cross right, cairn7.25.612912752
2010.0Grants Pass7.19.6748022
2044.9cross road, cross road, Black Canyon Loop Rd7.19.5758144
1799.8possible water, cross right, cross left7.07.69210065
2419.7Ravalli County, possible water, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest7.04.71497731
2449.6possible water, Deer Lodge County, possible water6.95.51258032
2409.7Ravalli County, Bitterroot National Forest, Beaverhead County6.95.41288590
1189.7Longs Gulch6.95.013810837
954.5cross straight ahead, Rio Grande National Forest, cross right6.95.213312470
934.5possible water, possible water, San Juan County6.85.512412117
1319.9Stewart Rd6.83.121911292
1404.6cross left, Willow Pass Trl, possible water6.84.81429814
1334.8Rd 128u, possible water, Cabin Creek6.73.817610122
1124.6Texas Creek, Lake/pond, Lake/pond6.73.917210714
1794.9(no description)6.76.71009921
864.8cross left, San Juan National Forest, Weminuche Wilderness6.78.18311551
1934.72012 North Buffalo Fire, 2011 Nowlin Fire, 2011 Nowlin Fire6.78.0848598
1914.7Moccasin Basin Rd, possible water, Dubois WY6.76.61028836
810.0cairn, cairn6.65.512011689
2334.8Blmtc4, MTID Seg 11, Miner Creek6.64.91357546
2454.6East Fork Rock Creek6.56.8967875
909.6cross left, Lake/pond, Rio Grande National Forest6.44.514212074
1369.7North Inlet, North Inlet, North Inlet6.43.61789041
2825.0South Fork Lick Creek, possible water6.37.1896732
1174.7cross straight ahead, Lake/pond, North Willow Creek6.34.115410949
2615.0Jefferson County6.33.51807981
1179.7(no description)6.34.215011030
1504.9English Creek, Lost Dog Creek6.34.61378189
2929.8Pitamakan Pass, cross left, cross right6.26.3987383
799.5(no description)6.25.411511175
939.5CO Seg 9, cross left, possible water6.25.611111805
960.0(no description)6.14.314212746
1129.8possible water6.13.616911195
1104.7possible water6.13.219111769
904.6possible water, Rio Grande National Forest, possible water6.04.015011837
2984.7cross right, cross straight ahead, Flathead County6.06.9876886
1924.7Fremont County, possible water, possible water6.07.9768990
2939.7Triple Divide Pass, possible water6.04.91227165
1084.7cross left, turn right, Original Monarch Pass6.03.915411683
1099.7possible water5.94.114411320
1339.8Lake/pond, Dirt Rd, possible water5.93.715910293
1344.8Indian Peaks Wilderness, fence, possible water5.93.91519867
1079.7leave road left, CO Seg 19, turn left5.93.715911385
1559.8cross right, cross right5.95.21138868
914.6Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Rio Grande National Forest5.83.914911733
889.7possible water5.85.510511763
849.8possible water, Rio Grande National Forest5.77.08111458
1889.6possible water, Fremont County, possible water5.74.91169355
854.8Railroad Pass, San Juan National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest5.77.87311016
1094.7Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Lake/pond5.73.317311564
1074.8cross straight ahead, Gunnison County5.73.019011906
1269.5Peru Creek, Warden Gulch, County Road 2605.74.014310528
924.6San Juan National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest5.75.011412454
1219.6fence, cross right, cross straight ahead5.73.51639930
929.6CO Seg 8, possible water, possible water5.65.410411786
2610.0Spring, Spring, possible water5.63.11818033
894.72013 West Fork Complex Fire, Hinsdale County, San Juan National Forest5.65.011211782
874.8San Juan National Forest, San Juan National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest5.65.410412278
1285.0possible water, gate, Bakerville W5.53.41629824
2459.5cross left, Lake/pond, possible water5.55.7968504
1904.7possible water, possible water, possible water5.55.21068700
1939.6possible water5.55.9937467
1249.6Colorado Trl5.43.615010863
2934.7possible water, North Fork Cut Bank Creek5.45.8935427
2464.5possible water, Upper Seymour Lake5.46.6828200
899.7Knife Edge, cross straight ahead, San Juan National Forest5.44.811311991
2079.6Lake/pond, Clark Lake, possible water5.35.31009367
814.9cairn, Archuleta County, cairn5.34.611512101
1564.8possible water, Divide Peak5.34.51188642
1459.5Grizzly Creek5.33.51518566
1089.7turn left, Hunt Lake, leave road left5.24.312111304
984.5Willow Creek, Lake/pond, possible water5.23.415312243
1944.6possible water, possible water, possible water5.26.3837676
1199.7Fiddler Creek, Jones Gulch Way, cross straight ahead5.23.51499973
1789.9possible water, Fs 10302, possible water5.25.4969300
1204.7cross left, Cataract Creek, cross left5.23.116810043
2084.6(no description)5.24.11278245
2619.9Jefferson County, Powell County, Tr6625.23.81378275
1874.6possible water, possible water, possible water5.25.7919141
784.5cross straight ahead, cross right5.25.59510755
2359.7possible water5.23.41538423
2999.6possible water5.26.5805988
974.5leave road left, Grand Mesa5.23.415311793
1774.9possible water, possible water5.23.71419471
869.8possible water, cross straight ahead, Lake/pond5.28.06511380
1139.7South Fork Clear Creek, cross left, South Fork Clear Creek5.23.315810755
2820.0possible water5.25.5956064
794.5possible water, possible water5.25.89010233
2859.9Strawberry Creek, Pondera County, Strawberry Creek5.17.7666238
829.9possible water, Rio Grande National Forest, North Fork Conejos River5.05.68911530
2329.8cross right5.04.81047856
1879.6Lake Of The Woods Rd, cross left, cross right5.04.71069239
879.7San Juan National Forest4.95.68812138
839.9Archuleta County, San Juan National Forest, possible water4.95.88412666
2789.6No Name Gulch, Black Bear Creek4.96.3785764
1194.7Lake County, Eagle County, Leadville CO4.93.215310449
2874.9(no description)4.96.0826896
1894.7Teton County4.85.1949715
805.0cairn, South San Juan Wilderness, possible water4.84.211412056
2964.7possible water, cross right, Siyeh Creek4.86.2776538
2064.9possible water, cross straight ahead, cross straight ahead4.85.1947714
2015.0WY Seg 21, US Hwy 287, Old Faithful Rd4.87.1687603
1929.7cross right, cross right4.76.7707640
2304.8(no description)4.74.8988700
1964.6WY Seg 19, possible water, cross right4.78.3578184
1169.7Mount Massive Wilderness, CO Seg 24, Elbert Creek4.63.313910086
1909.7possible water, cross left4.64.9948496
824.9possible water, possible water, Conejos County4.55.77911529
1974.5possible water, possible water, cross left4.55.9767453
1979.5cross left, 20-153CG, 20-146CG4.55.5827502
1884.6cross left, possible water, possible water4.54.41029267
1229.6Colorado Trl, Colorado Trl, Lake/pond4.43.213810041
884.7Lake/pond, Piedra Pass, cross straight ahead4.45.38311423
2379.7Idaho, Montana4.44.01107143
2119.6Lake/pond, Montana, Lake/pond4.44.11079468
2279.9Idaho, Montana4.44.01109455
2049.9(no description)4.36.1707622
1869.7Gunsight Pass, possible water, possible water4.34.79110042
2299.8cross right, Spr Of Kny Crk, cross straight ahead4.33.71168269
1984.5possible water, possible water, cross right4.35.4807495
2624.9cross left, Jefferson County, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest4.33.31307323
1134.8cross right, Gunnison County4.33.313011407
789.5Dixie Creek, possible water, New Mexico4.35.18410302
1244.6Colorado Trl4.33.213410613
1849.7possible water4.26.3678491
2019.9Little Firehole River, cross left, possible water4.27.5567355
2374.7(no description)4.13.31247563
834.9Adams Fork Conejos River, San Juan National Forest, Adams Fork Conejos River4.15.87111317
919.6cross straight ahead, possible water, Raber Lohr Ditch4.14.98410717
2839.9Teton County, cross left, Lewis And Clark County4.15.6735805
979.5CO Seg 12, Lake City CO4.14.010311151
1784.9cross right, possible water4.03.81059324
2404.7cross straight ahead, cross straight ahead, MTID Seg 134.04.2957737
1779.9cross right4.03.41189212
2854.9East Fork Strawberry Creek, cross left3.95.5715706
2864.9possible water, cross straight ahead, Blue Lake3.96.1645923
2869.9(no description)3.95.8676041
2844.9cross straight ahead, cross left, Bowl Creek3.85.2735756
1409.6possible water, Jackson County, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest3.73.8979715
2294.9(no description)3.73.61038586
780.0Forest Rd 74, cross left, cross left3.73.710010409
2114.6Idaho, Clark County3.75.2718325
2815.02013 Red Shale Fire, Hoxsey Creek3.74.0935684
2389.7Gibbons Pass Rd3.74.5827295
2629.9cross straight ahead, possible water3.73.01237061
819.9Lake/pond, El Rito Azul, possible water3.75.27111510
2109.7cross left, cross left, Montana3.65.2697952
2384.7(no description)3.64.1887293
2069.9Montana, cross left3.64.4827518
769.6Lagunitas Creek, Lake/pond, NM Seg 313.53.410310121
2054.9cross left, Montana, leave road left3.54.6766947
1854.7(no description)3.56.2568018
2684.7(no description)3.53.51007607
759.6gate, Lake/pond3.43.310310026
1004.5Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Lake/pond3.43.111010514
2979.7Lake/pond, Lake/pond, cross straight ahead3.44.9695200
2689.7S Fork, turn right, Gould Creek Rd3.33.21036897
1864.72013 Green Fire, possible water3.25.3608993
2974.7turn right3.23.5914956
2319.8Jahnke Creek, Blind Canyon3.13.7847603
1989.5possible water, possible water3.16.1517952
2124.6Lake/pond, Idaho, Montana3.13.11008225
2399.7(no description)3.04.1737410
754.6cross straight ahead, cross left, turn left3.03.39110097
1314.9James Peak Wilderness, Mill Creek, possible water3.03.39111381
2469.5possible water, Lake/pond, cross straight ahead3.04.1736989
2924.8Dry Fork, cross left3.04.2715483
2899.8possible water3.05.3575822
1994.5(no description)3.05.6547908
2104.7Hell Roaring Creek, Hell Roaring Canyon, cross left2.93.6817130
1445.0Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Lake/pond2.93.4859226
1295.0(no description)2.74.06812804
844.8turn left, CO Seg 3, Elwood Pass2.75.74711675
2889.8Pondera County, cross straight ahead, cross straight ahead2.65.5475857
2094.7Montana, Idaho2.64.3607564
1859.7possible water, cross left, cross straight ahead2.64.7557997
2394.7Fs Rd 1062.63.9676954
2849.9cross straight ahead, Grimsley Creek2.44.0605402
2879.8cross left2.44.0605891
2324.8Berry Creek, turn left, possible water2.34.0587144
2884.8cross straight ahead, Woods Creek, cross left2.23.7595590
2099.7Natl Forest Develop Road 056 Trl, Idaho, Natl Forest Develop Road 056 Trl2.24.4507525
2494.5turn right, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, turn right2.13.2668228
2904.8cross right, Railroad Creek2.04.5445568
2919.8(no description)2.03.3616456
2214.6Spring, cross right, Nicholia Creek1.93.1618204
2769.62012 Elbow Pass Complex Fire1.54.3355717
2784.6possible water, Reef Creek1.54.1375248
2774.6South Fork Sun River, possible water, South Fork Sun River1.44.0355374
3004.6cross right, Camp Creek, possible water1.33.1424440
2744.7cross right1.24.3286437
2944.7Red Eagle Creek1.14.2265066
2759.6cross right, Straight Creek, 2012 Elbow Pass Complex Fire1.13.7306383
2764.6Straight Creek, possible water1.13.4325790
2959.7Saint Mary River, Virginia Creek, cross left1.04.6224595
2734.7Scapegoat Wilderness1.03.1327932
2914.8Fortyone Mile Creek, fence, possible water0.93.4265729
2894.8cross right, cross left0.73.9185493

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