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What is the Continental Divide Trail?

A Continental Divide is a physical land formation that parts the main waterways of a continent. The North American Continental Divide begins in Northern Alaska continuing south through the Canadian Rockies. In the United States the Divide follows the Rocky Mountains through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. The southern portion of the Divide peaks along Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental. In South America, the Continental Divide lies along the Andes.In the United States the Divide parts all precipitation and waterways to the west of the Divide into the Pacific Ocean and eastwardly to the Mississippi River drainage and Atlantic Ocean.

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