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Separ, New Mexico: Continental Divide Store and Teepee

We'll take its word on its location. The teepee stands to one side of the store, is big, and made of wood.

Bowlin's Continental Divide Historical Trading Post

Frontage Rd, Separ, NM
Bowlin's Continental Divide Historical Trading Post. I-10 exit 42, southwest side.
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Continental Divide Store and Teepee

The teepee is at the far end of parking lot. Also has two old cars out front. Freeway exit looks like it used to have quite a bit going on, but is now mostly deserted; the trading post is all that's left. They sell the standard souvenirs, snacks, and fireworks (including the good stuff). Decent bathrooms.

[Cloi, 10/12/2023]


Continental Divide Store and Teepee

The teepee has been completely repaired and repainted. It's now bright blue with a yellow Zia sun symbol, and what seems to be a large white paw print.

[Abby, 11/23/2021]


Continental Divide Store and Teepee

The trading post is about 9.2 miles west of the Continental Divide on Interstate 10. The teepee is still standing. The trading post is filled with the same things you will find at the other stops off of I-10 in that area: lots of fireworks, handmade Native American items, pottery (mostly from Mexico, I believe), etc. Drinks and snacks, but no gas at this stop.

[David, 12/04/2018]
Continental Divide Trading Post and Teepee

Unless you want some souvenirs, I honestly wouldn't bother stopping. The store isn't even on the Continental Divide any more (it's been moved 7-10 miles north) and the Teepee is so worn you can see more plaster than anything else. It's really sad because I remember this place when I was a kid and it was so lively. Had high hopes of sharing it with my son.

[Tamara Sabo, 07/05/2018]

We give the Continental Divide Trading Post a pass for proximity; it's probably closer to the Continental Divide than most other Trading Posts.

It's a dry heat...

Continental Divide Store and Teepee

Great place to stop and buy things that go boom. I also learned that the legal age to buy fireworks in New Mexico is 16, so teenagers go buy some mortars and have a blast!

[LouieLandAdventures, 06/20/2018]

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