Alaska to ArgentinaArizonaCaliforniaNew MexicoUSA
February 6, 2017

West: Hachita – San Diego

With our ride south along the Great Divide route now finished, it was time to head west towards San Diego. From there we planned to join the Baja Divide mountain bike route south through the deserts of the Baja Peninsula. We had a ride of just over 800 kilometres ahead…
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December 15, 2016

Great Divide CO: Salida to Platoro

Colorado's theme of long – but generally moderately graded – climbs continued as we passed through the centre of the state towards its border with New Mexico. Our route along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains remained arid; piñon pine and juniper covered the lower ranges, while higher elevations…
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November 28, 2016

Great Divide WY: Pinedale – Ladder Ranch

A much anticipated section of the Great Divide awaited us as we left Pinedale to head south towards the Colorado Border: the Great Divide Basin. This seemingly endless expanse of dry, windswept sagebrush and dusty grasslands is the most notable geographical feature of Wyoming's Red Desert. It's truly a basin too;…
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November 17, 2016

Great Divide MT: Elkhorn – Macks Inn

Beyond the mountain hot springs of Elkhorn we left the intimate environment of Montana’s forests behind as the landscape of the Continental Divide took on a different character. The valleys and ranges broadened to create wide alpine valleys, basins and long rolling ridges. It’s a landscape characterised by tan grasslands,…
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November 11, 2016

Great Divide MT: Helena – Elkhorn

Lying mostly east of the Continental Divide, this section of the Great Divide mountain bike route was our first introduction to the big sage brush basins and more arid, open forest of the divide highlands; a different world to the more verdant and varied forest of the west. From here…
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October 30, 2016

Great Divide Montana: Eureka – Helena

We left the wilderness corridor of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route at Eureka, MT in late August after a fantastic first week biking the trail down from Banff. Late summer weather had made the days comfortable – if not downright hot – and the early morning and evening air held…
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