Trail and Road Conditions

Trail and road conditions are monitored by the GDTA but much of this information is crowd-sourced and depends on trail user contributions. Please report trail conditions via email.


June 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – June 27, 2018 It’s transition time on the GDT. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from bare and dry to wet and muddy, while many trails at higher elevation are still snow covered. With warmer weather, trail conditions can change quickly so plan for varying conditions –…

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Winter 2017/18 Trail and Road Conditions

Snowy trail

Trail Conditions Update – November 13, 2017 Winter is here. Snow has fallen on all of the GDT and is accumulating so expect wet, icy and slippery trail conditions. Heavy boots, snow cleats or snowshoes are recommended. Temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for winter conditions and short days when travelling…

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October 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 23, 2017 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Snow has fallen on most of the GDT and is accumulating at higher elevations. Expect snow above 1500 metres with wet, icy and slippery trail conditions, and wet and muddy sections at lower elevations…

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September 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 26, 2017 Cool, wet autumn weather has arrived in the Rockies. Expect fresh snowfall above 1700 metres and wet and muddy trail conditions. Be prepared for colder temperatures and shorter days when travelling on the trail this fall. WILDFIRES: With the recent wet and cool…

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August 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – August 22, 2017 WILDFIRES: Fire danger ratings in the Rockies are very high and trail closures and campfire bans are in effect. Wildfire smoke is occurring along much of the GDT and is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility. Read wildfire updates regularly and be cautious out there.…

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July 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

Wildflowers

Trail Conditions Update – July 29, 2017 Summer is in full swing on the Great Divide which means alpine wildflowers are blooming and wildfires are burning in some areas. Trails are mostly bare and dry, with some snow patches at higher elevations. Warm weather means rapid snow and ice melt…

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November 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Snowy trail

Trail Conditions Update – November 1, 2016 Winter is coming! Fresh snow has fallen on most of the GDT. Expect snow at higher elevations with wet, icy and slippery trail conditions, and wet and muddy sections at lower elevations with recent rainfall or snow melt. Nighttime and morning temperatures are below freezing,…

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October 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 14, 2016 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Fresh snow has fallen on most of the GDT. Expect snow above 1500 metres with wet, icy and slippery trail conditions, and wet and muddy sections at lower elevations with recent rainfall or snow melt.…

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September 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 22, 2016 Fall is here and that means shorter days and quickly changing weather conditions in the mountains. Temperatures are dropping below freezing, and fresh snow has fallen and started to accumulate at higher elevations. Most trails have wet and muddy sections in areas with recent…

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August 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Great Divide Trail

Trail Conditions Update – August 29, 2016 Trails are mostly in good condition, bare and dry with some muddy sections in areas with recent rainfall or snowfall (yes, snow has fallen at higher elevations in the north!). BEAR WARNINGS: It’s berry season on the GDT which increases the chances of running into a…

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