Sidebar FAQ: So why is this route great?
A: Well really, the International CDR is really the line down the top of the mountains that defines the split in the nations. That's Great!
Original Continental Divide Route or International Continental Divide Adventure 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 motorized vehicles. The route has become quite popular with Adventure Motorcyclists. 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 in this Original or Classic route you can find information here: Original Continental Divide Route
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. This adventure belongs to you and it's up to you. You can make it great.
The main route in shown as a bold Blue line. There are often both easier choices and harder choices. The Green lines are paved or easy options and Red lines are the hardest, more challenging options.
Support vehicles should follow the Green Options.