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Continental Divide, New Mexico: Continental Divide Trading Post

Classic roadside gift shops straddle the continental divide, as several photo-op signs make clear. Right foot, water flows to Pacific Ocean. Left foot, water flows to Atlantic Ocean.

Route 66, Continental Divide, NM
I-40 exit 47, on the northeast side.
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Continental Divide Trading Post

Little shop just off the highways. There is a historical marker across the street from the shop in addition to the one in front of the shop.

[Heather, 11/01/2021]
Continental Divide Trading Post

Exit currently closed for road work [4-10-16]. Will need to visit from another exit and take frontage roads.

[Melissa, 04/12/2016]

Continental Divide marker.

Continental Divide Trading Post

This sign is across the street from the Continental Divide Trading Post.

[Penny, 01/26/2015]
Continental Divide Trading Post

Not much to see. Three different trading posts. One was closed. The one we went in was mostly cheap souvenirs. There is a beautiful view of the mountains, however.

[Chris, 12/31/2014]

One thing every visitor to the Continental Divide Trading Post should do is to pose straddling the pavement in front of the Continental Divide sign, or at least splash a little liquid on the ground in front of it. See one-half flow toward the Atlantic, the other to the Pacific, we bet.

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