The Route

Great Divide Map

The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is a network comprised mostly of dirt and gravel roads stretching 2,700+ miles from the international border at Antelope Wells, NM to Banff AB, Canada. It was mapped by the Adventure Cycling Association with the continental divide in mind, staying within 50 miles of it whenever possible. This means lots of climbing – over 200,000 feet in total. The route travels through remote backcountry home to mountain lion, bear, and droves of mosquitoes. Services along the route are few and far between. At times, it will be necessary to carry multiple days worth of food and water.

Sounds like fun, right?

Check out the Great Divide Elevation Profiler I created

You can see the climbing statistics and an elevation profile for any section on the route!