The Continental Divide Coalition is a diverse group of citizens, businesses, sportsmen, and conservation groups dedicated to protecting the spectacular wild lands remaining in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Colorado’s Summit and Eagle counties are home to iconic resorts - Vail, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Breckenridge - attracting visitors from near and far. They are also home to incredible lands and waters that are at risk from over-development that could threaten the area’s clean water, wildlife, and booming outdoor recreation economy.

You can help protect these public lands from development, mining, logging, and unnecessary road building. Help save for future generations the magnificent areas, wildlife habitats, critical watersheds, and recreational resources that sustain those who live in and visit Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Quick Facts:

  • 58,492 Acres in Summit and Eagle Counties within the White River National Forest
  • 3 new Wilderness areas
  • 5 additions to the existing Eagle’s Nest, Holy Cross, and Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Areas
  • 1 Special Management Area
  • 1 Recreation Management Area

Why this Wilderness matters to me:

I live in Florida and always look forward to spending the summer in beautiful Summit County, hiking and being outdoors. Such spectacular and pristine wilderness needs our protection. Protect our beautiful wilderness!
– A. Watts, Sarasota, FL
I’ve been fortunate to live my entire life in the mountains. Now I see them threatened by human pressures. It’s our responsibility to preserve them for future generations, for people and animals!
– M. Chapin, Eagle, Co
I speak for those with no voice: “Please leave us places to live, migrate, raise our young. Wilderness is what we need to survive.”
– E. Kincade, Eagle, CO
“Protecting our public lands, like Colorado’s Continental Divide, is as patriotic as you can get. Veterans depend on places like the Continental Divide to find strength and resiliency.”
– Garett Reppenhagen, Vet Voice, Colorado
“Protecting our mountains and our backyard is essential to Breckenridge’s appeal to tourists, our residents, and our economy,”
– Dr. John Warner, Mayor, Breckenridge, CO
“The proposal has considerations for different user groups and ensures that access and critical corridors remain open for traditional users. This process is a good model for wilderness and public lands protection.”
– Jamie Malin, President, Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association.