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Canada: Great Divide Trail

Alberta Wilderness Assoc. Office Address: 455 - 12th St., NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2E1
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The Great Divide Trail, or GDT, is a wilderness hiking trail in the Canadian Rockies. It closely follows the Continental Divide, beginning in Waterton Lakes National Park at the Canada-US border, where it connects with the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), and ends in Kakwa Provincial Park. One estimate gives its length as 745 miles. The GDT isn't officially recognized as a hiking trail and it is often not really a trail but is merely a wilderness route. It tries to follow existing trails, particularly within the provincial parks through which it passes. The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, published in 1971, contained a description of the route. Rocky Mountain Books publishes "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail, which has been found to be an accurate and informative guide to the GDT. The Alberta Wilderness Association champions the GDT.

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