New Great Continental Divide Adventure Route
Adventure Motorcycle or Overland Jeep, you pick the adventure
Mexico, USA, Canada, 8875 miles
About the 
Great Continental Divide Adventure Route
This all new route for 2018 was designed for adventure minded explorers seeking to discover the best and most remote areas of North America.  The route is custom designed for both adventure motorcycles and Overland style 4x4s. The route objective is to follow the Continental Divide  as closely as possible and to cross the DIvide as many times as reasonable.  The route is split into 3 sections one for each of the three countries that it traverses: Mexico, Usa and Canada.  You will find that each country has a very rich and different adventure and personality, sometimes very scenic, sometimes very remote, sometimes challenging, and  always Spectacular.
This adventure qualifies for the "ride of your life" bucket list

About the Continental Divide (You should understand this, it's fun)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_divide#/media/File:NorthAmerica-WaterDivides.png
*Thanks to Wikipedia for this great information, please donate to them using this link: Ways to Give

Sidebar FAQ:  So why is this route great?
A: Well Really, the Great CDR is really the line down the top of the mountains that defines the split in the nations. That Great!

Old or Classic Continental Divide Route
The Original Continental Divide is also a great adventure route. It is based loosely on the mountain bike route for the Divide. The route sections for bicycles only were modified to accommodate motorised vehicles.  The route has become quite popular with Adventure Motorcyclist. This route however minimized the number of times it crossed the mountain peaks and sought to be efficient so that bicycle riders could ride it in one season.  If you are interested on this Original or Classic route you can find information here: Classic Continental Divide Route

Self Guided Adventure
The Great Continental Divide Adventure Route is designed to be a self-guided adventure.This route can be navigated entirely by GPS. As GPS units have become both more powerful and easier to use, it has enabled anyone to be able to easily find their way along the trail.  For many, this allows them to just experience the trail without the burden of getting lost.  Offered below you will find custom GPS cards for your Garmin GPS units and Daily printed Maps.  Along with hotel choices and Gasoline Stations.

Route Options (You Choose)
This adventure can be done all at once or in any part you like.  It can be tackled by spending each evening in a Hotel or one can camp remotely along the trail.  The adventure is up to you. You can make it great.
The main route in shown as a Bold Blue line.  There are often both easier chooses and Harder Choices. The Green Lines are all paved options and Red line are hardest more challenging options.
Support Vehicles should follow the Green Options.

Canada Section
The route length is 2783 miles
Recommended as a 15 days adventure
 Best done in summer or early fall
Route ends in Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean

USA Section
The route length is 3082 miles
 Recommended as a 15 days adventure
 Best done in summer or Fall
Crosses the Divide 67 times

Mexico Section
The route length is 3010 miles
Recommended as a 16 days adventure
 Best done in Spring Fall or Winter
Route ends at the Guatemala Border


Status of this ride 2018
This is not a fully proven ride. Riders are encouraged to report any deviations or issues with the routes.  Some parts are untested and left to the adventure'er to figure alternate solutions if necessary. You are encouraged to report any errors or issues so that following revisions may be continually improved.
Report Issues Here
View the Issue Report

View and study the ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride.  At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool.  If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail.  I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
Legend:  
The Blue lines are MAIN GCDR routes
The Red lines are Harder option routes
The Green lines are Easy options and the best route for support vehicles
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
**And the Yellow Line is the Continental Divide watershed Line

Great Continental Divide Ride


How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own.  You are responsible for your own riding.  You are given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. You are responsible for your own riding and yourself. 
 (see my ride Navigation Video) 

How do we make the GPS stuff so easy?
We develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden.  I take the best from all my rides and make new ones.