Continental Divide

December 2007 Feature Viewed 731 time(s)

There's a string of mountains that rise gradually from Wyoming's barren Great Divide Basin in the southcentral part of the state and head northwest up into Grand Teton National Park and then Yellowstone National Park.

For much of the way, the Continental Divide is the spine of this range of mountains, where you'll find towering peaks, gnarly cliffs, rugged rock faces, forested hillsides and deep canyons with rushing waters.

This is the Wind River Mountains. Waters from the east side of the Wind Rivers flows to the Mississippi River while waters from the west flow to the Columbia and Colorado rivers.

It's also home to one of the most ambitious groomed trail systems in the United States-the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail.

And its one heckuva place to ride.

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