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Great Divide Trail (GDT)
The Great Divide Trail runs for a length of 1130 kilometers through Canada.
The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 57 days to walk the Great Divide Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.
The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!
On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.
You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and on campsites.
Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!
Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.
Facts about Great Divide Trail
- in a tent/tarp
- on campsites
The best time to hike the Great Divide Trail is:
Arrival to the Great Divide Trail
You will arrive via Calgary International Airport.
You can get to Starting point via Taxi / Uber. Duration approx. 3 hours.
Departure from the Great Divide Trail
Departure is via Calgary International Airport.
You can get to the airport per Taxi / Uber / Zu Fuß. Takes about 12 hours.
Useful links to the Great Divide Trail
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
Our recommendation for hiking maps and hiking guides to the Great Divide Trail
Map and elevation profile of the Great Divide Trail
What else you should know about the Great Divide Trail
Here we have summarized some important information for you