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Join Grand Lake & Estes Park for a Geocache Challenge on Both Sides of the Continental Divide!

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Across The Divide GeoTour features Rocky Mountain National Park and the mountain towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake. As you geocache from one village to the other, you will cross over the Continental Divide along Trail Ridge Road, reaching an altitude of 12,183 ft, as it passes through RMNP.

This Centennial GeoAdventure first celebrated the 100th anniversary of RMNP. In 2016, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, established in 1916 with the passage of The Organic Act. The National Park System has well over 400 different National Park units today.  Help us celebrate the centennial and Find Your Park here in Rocky Mountain National Park.

You can pick up a new 2017 Passport at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave (N40 22.737, W105 30.869), the Grand Lake Visitor Center (N 40 15.097, W105 50.093) and many local businesses. A list of the caches, coordinates, and EarthCache questions can also be printed here for use in the field, where cell phone service may be limited.

Search for our geocaches with your GPS or smartphone, using the free Geocaching apps for iPhones, and Android devices here. Each traditional cache will have a code to record in your passport. In RMNP, the Virtual Caches and EarthCaches have questions to answer, both on your passport and to log your find online.

The GeoTour will take you to sights around Estes Park, over the continental divide and around the Town of Grand Lake. Be sure to stop at each of the National Park Visitor Centers to stamp your passport with the RMNP Passport stamps, too. We have prizes for 10 caches in both Estes Park and Grand Lake, and for 25 & 47 caches found, subject to availability.

Bring your completed passports to the Estes Park Visitor Center or Grand Lake Visitor Center for verification and awards. The 2016 geocoin for all 47 caches is available at the Estes Park Visitor Center.

Still want more caches to find? There are many more in Estes Park, Grand Lake, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Returning to Estes Park & Grand Lake, and still working on your 2015 GeoTour? We have a limited number of the 2016 geocoins remaining. Bring your completed Passport to the EPVC. Note: Only the 2016 geocoin will be awarded with the 2016 Passport. You will find that several caches overlap between the 2016 and 2017 versions of the Across The Divide GeoTour.

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centennial logoAcross Divide Logo-page-001To learn more about geocaching please view this video here.  You can also download the geocaching app!  Are you ready to get started now?  Download the Across the Divide Geocaching Map and happy caching!  If you want to discover other caches in Grand Lake, visit our Geocache Page.

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                                 Fran Grooters

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970-586-5224   970-443-4537

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Across the Divide, Attn:  Fran Grooters

2148 McGraw Ranch Road, Estes Park, CO  80517

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