The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is one of three major thru-hiking trails (along with the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail) in the United States, that make up what hiking enthusiasts call the Triple Crown. The trail is approximately 3,100 miles, runs from Mexico to Canada, and goes through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The southern terminus is approximately 160 miles from Silver City, NM. Silver City is typically deemed the second stop (with Lordsburg, NM being the first) on the CDT if hiking northbound. The trail takes between 4-6 months to complete, and is considered the most difficult trail out of the three long trails. This is due to terrain, severe weather, lack of water in some areas, limited access to resupply, and multiple routes. The unofficial motto of the CDT is "embrace the brutality."
Silver City is also on several Cycling routes (GDMBR and the Southern Tier).
As former thru-hikers, we know what thru-hikers need. We have a small resupply and gear store, accept resupply packages, have loaner clothes, loaner bicycles, foot baths, hot showers, 24-hour pizza, sodas, and snacks available, and a hiker-friendly environment. We offer free shuttles from Saddlebrook Road/180 Junction, and from trail heads on Alabama and Little Walnut roads. If you have any special needs or requests to help with your thru-hike, don't be afraid to ask!
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Triple Crown hostel
611 W Market Street
Silver City, NM 88061