The Continental Divide is one of the most iconic and important 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 separate the the watersheds that drain into the Pacific Ocean and the river systems that drain in the the Atlantic Ocean. With elevations soaring to up 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, right here in Grand County.
If you are looking to 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 choose is yours!
The Continental Divide is just another natural attraction that makes destination truly Grand.
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