The Flood of 2013
Great Divide Trail Conditions Update (August 19): Unfortunately due to road and trail damage from the severe flooding in June, our 2013 GDT Trail Maintenance trip was cancelled. Since then, we have heard from some folks hiking on the GDT this summer. They report that overall the route is still intact and hikeable. There are some damaged and missing bridges, fallen trees and water erosion on the trail. Several creek and river channels have changed course, resulting in water flowing on the Trail in some areas. As a result of damage to the trail and bridges it is recommended that hikers on the GDT exercise additional caution and allow adequate time to route-find and safely navigate unforeseen obstacles.
Former 'High-Level' Bridge over Baril Creek
We are continuing to gather information and assess the amount of flood damage to the Trail, access routes and roads. If you are hiking on or near the GDT this summer/fall, please share any information that could be useful in determining the extent of flood damage that has occurred on the GDT to help us plan for upcoming trail maintenance trips.