The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is the premier off-pavement route, crisscrossing the Continental Divide north to south. This route is defined by the word "remote." Its remoteness equates with spectacular terrain and scenery. The entire route is basically dirt-road and mountain-pass riding every day. In total, it has over 200,000 feet of elevation gain. Surfaces range from pavement, good gravel roads, four-wheel-drive roads, singletrack, or old railroad beds. There is an excellent opportunity to view wildlife. Temperatures tend to be chilly at night and cool to warm in the days as you are in mountainous regions most of the way. Snow, hail, and afternoon thundershowers can be a factor.
The Great Divide Mountain Biking Route is an extremely challenging route. Previous bike touring experience is required. Training and thorough preparation is absolutely necessary. This
route is only for people with the confidence and ability to deal with adverse situations, in remote territory, for weeks at a time. Because of the history and nature of this route, there are no support vehicles or route leaders. It is a rewarding experience for those willing to take on the challenge. For more information on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, please contact us.