[cdt-l] Columbus Route

Bruce Ward bruce at cdtrail.org
Wed Feb 28 14:41:59 CST 2007

Thanks Jim, we are working pretty diligently to make the entire Trail a
"primitive and challenging backcountry expereience."

Bruce Ward
Executive Director
Continental Divide Trail Alliance
PO Box 628 
Pine, CO 80470
Tel.  303  838 3760
Cell: 303 917 1476
Fax: 303 838 3960
Shipping Address:
13700 Highway 285
Pine CO 80470

-----Original Message-----
From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net
[mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Jim Wolf
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:33 PM
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Subject: [cdt-l] Columbus Route

One thing I can say for sure is this.  The Columbus route and Antelope
route are on paved roads.  The CDTA route is not.  I for one prefer
but paved roads on a long distance hike.


The Columbus route is mostly dirt roads. As you leave Deming, you have
14 miles on lightly-traveled paved roads. The next 40 miles are unpaved
(including the recommended scenic bushwhack in the Florida Mountains),
then 3 miles from Columbus to the Mexican border. Several hikers'
accounts report walking the highway straight from Deming to the border,
but they are missing one of the highlights of the entire CDT.

Jim Wolf

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