Trail Ridge Road, passing through Rocky Mountain National Park between the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake, is one of the best ways to see the Continental Divide as it cuts through Colorado. Splitting North America with a serpentine line, the Continental Divide is quite literally the roof of the continent.
This divide runs from Cape Prince of Wales in western Alaska, through the Rocky Mountains of western Canada and the continental United States, then through the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains in Mexico, through Central America and along the Andes Mountains of South America.
Trail Ridge Road . Trail Ridge Road is one of the most spectacular drives in all of Colorado, and ranks up there as one of the top in the world. Mount Evans Road. Pike’s Peak Highway . The Million Dollar Highway . Top of the Rockies . Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway. Poudre Canyon. Dinosaur Diamond Scenic and Historic Byway.
Most of the divide runs along the crest of the Rocky Mountains , through British Columbia and along the British Columbia – Alberta border in Canada , and through the states of Montana , Wyoming , Colorado , and New Mexico in the United States .
The Continental Divide , also called the Great Divide , and especially in Alaska, the Pacific-Arctic Divide , separates the watersheds of the Pacific Ocean from those of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.
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The Tunnel traverses through the Continental Divide at an average elevation of 11,112 feet. The facility lies entirely within the Arapaho National Forest and is divided by two counties: Clear Creek County at the East Portal and Summit county at the West Portal.
A continental divide is seen as any natural (not man – man ) boundary separating precipitation which in this case includes rivers, rainfall, snowfall, etc that flows into two oceans. In other words this is like a barrier that prevents rivers, etc on one side from flowing into oceans and seas on the other side.
The CDT travels through the Blackfeet Nation for 5.7 miles on the southeast edge of Glacier National Park – see the map below. Glacier National Park – Limited areas of Glacier National Park have begun reopening to day use only, but the CDT remains closed. See more here.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, primitive mountain footpath and equestrian trail in the western United States that, when complete, will extend from north to south some 3,100 miles (5,000 km), from the border of Canada to the border of Mexico, through a 100-mile- (160-km-) wide corridor spanning the
Continental divide spans the USA north to south and it divides the watershed of two great ocean. When we were in Yellowstone national park – we visited the Isa Lake near the Old faithful village which is located exactly on the continental divide at the 8000 ft elevation.