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Great Divide

Updated 2020-02-26
  • Continental Divide at Rabbit Ears Pass

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    The Continental Divide is a geologic crest running through Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Rivers on the west slope of the divide drain into the Pacific Ocean, and water on the east slope drains into the Atlantic.
    Continental Divide at Rabbit Ears Pass
  • North American Continental Divides

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    The Great Divide, shown here in red, is one of many Continental Divides in North America. Divides are geologic formations that separate watersheds. On the east side of the Great Divide, water flows to the Atlantic Ocean; on the west side, it flows to the Pacific.
    North American Continental Divides
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