15 Grand Summer Adventures
As the snow melts and the rivers swell in Grand County, our thoughts turn to the simple pleasures of summer... like these...
The Continental Divide is one of the most iconic and essential mountain ranges in the Americas, dividing the continents in half and extending all the way from the Bering Strait and Strait Magellan. And lucky for us, the Continental Divide cuts right through Grand County, Colorado.
The Continental Divide separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific Ocean and the river systems that drain in the Atlantic Ocean. With elevations soaring to 14,000 ft., the Continental Divide offers beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. Hiking or sightseeing is a great way to explore the Divide, but if you want to experience all the drama and beauty of the mountain range without the work, try a scenic drive on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. This route is the highest continuous auto road in the country and holds the highest byway distinction. It's truly an all-American icon and an unforgettable experience here in Grand County.
If you are looking for a truly exhilarating experience, backpack along The Continental Divide Trail. This trail has multiple access points in the county and you can choose to do a quick loop or spend several days on the trails backpacking miles. The choice is yours!
The Continental Divide is just another natural attraction that makes the destination truly Grand.