Near Cascade in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Continental Divide
Location. 38° 50.431′ N, 105° 2.504′ W. Marker is near Cascade, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Pikes Peak Hwy. Touch for map. Located at the summit of Pikes Peak. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade CO 80809, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zebulon Montgomery Pike (here, next to this marker); Pike's Peak (a few steps from this marker); America the Beautiful (within shouting distance of this marker); A Look From The Top (approx. 0.7 miles away); Race to the Clouds (approx. 3 miles away); From Carriages to Corvettes (approx. 3 miles away); Amazing Pikes Peak Feats (approx. 3 miles away); Don’t kill them with kindness (approx. 3 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Continental Divide. A continental divide is a line of elevated terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that water falling on one side of the line eventually travels to one ocean or body of water, and water on the other side travels to another, generally on the opposite side of the continent. (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Continential Divide
The divide runs along the crest of the Rockies, from British Columbia, through the United States, and continues southward into Mexico and Central America. It divides the continent's principal drainage into that flowing eastward (to the Hudson Bay in Canada or to the Mississippi River) and that flowing westward (to the Pacific Ocean).
— Submitted January 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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