America's Ultimate Adventure
Perhaps you have heard of the Great Divide, as the name implies it is a "dividing line" within the USA that runs
north to south from Canada to Mexico more or less along the center of the Rocky Mountains. The reason its called
the "Great Divide" is because rainfall diverts from this line in either a westerly or easterly direction thus
forming the tributaries of the Mississippi river to the east and the Columbia, Colorado etc to the west.
Background: In the summer of 2009 we spent 12 days exploring the "divide" with a diverse group of riders. Our party was comprised of 13 guys and 3 ladies. We rode just over 2500 miles through the back country of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. In those 2500 miles we witnessed the incredible vastness and unspoiled beauty of the USA in a way that very few motorcyclists ever see. It is hard to fathom that you can ride such distances and yet stay in remote & pristine wilderness areas while doing it, but its possible. Our start point was Douglas, Arizona (on the Mexican border) and we wrapped it up at Roosville, Montana (on the Canadian border).
We rode among the Saguaro cactus of the Arizona desert, we scaled the 14,000 foot peaks of Colorado & in Wyoming we thundered over the western edge of the Great Plains on narrow dirt tracks with cattle grazing in the distance & we negotiated tight single tracks high in the Montana wilderness. The American back country at its finest; an incredible journey through an amazing tapestry of landscapes; the harsh deserts of Arizona to the lush alpine settings of Colorado. The "hundred mile views" over the plains in eastern Wyoming and the "Big Sky" of Montana.
We are calling this experience "America's Ultimate Adventure!" Why? There are three reasons that stand out.
First is diversity of terrain and trails. The western U.S. is an utterly amazing place to go Adventure Riding; from the flat & arid vastness of the deserts with its wide graded roads, to the rugged passes of the Rocky Mountains & the magnificence of the Grand Prairie and the single tracks of Montana. Honestly - where else in the world can you find such rapid changes in geography in such short distances?
The Second reason is the awesome lack of population along this route. There is very little sign of civilization. You almost feel that your are riding somewhere other than the United States.
And Third (and most exciting) is the unpredictably of the route. You can only ride the divide in summer time because of snow in the northern sections. However, that is when the Monsoon storms are prevalent in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Each afternoon the storm clouds built and unleash torrents of water for an hour or two. Flash floods can erase the road... we know... we found out the hard way!
Its really hard to adequately describe this journey! Incredible, Awesome, Stupendous and words like that just don't seem to do it justice. Perhaps you should just see for yourself?
2013 Trip Details: You can join us for three very special trips through the heart of the Great Divide.
Although our original trip was 12 days in length, we know that few folks can dedicate that much time to a motorcycle adventure. So our trip is somewhat shorter and shows you only the best, most adventurous and scenic section of the Great Divide. We call it the "Heart of the Divide". The trip will run between Helena Montana and Albuquerque New Mexico; passing through Colorado and Wyoming to. You'll get the chance to ride all the really cool parts of the Divide.
We are operating three tours; the First Tour will begin in New Mexico and run to the north and the Second Tour will leave from Helena Montana and run in a southern direction. We recently added a new date and the Third Tour will run from New Mexico back to Helena, Montana. Each trip will be 10 nights and 9 days in length. Accommodations will be a mix of hotel nights and camping nights, and except for gas for the bikes & alcohol at dinner on restaurant nights the trip will be "all inclusive." These trips are heavily supported by two 4 wheel drive trucks, luggage trailer, chuck wagon and at least two guides per trip.
note: The third trip has been canceled.
Call for more details - (661) 993-9942
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For the Continental Divide Ride.