Continental Divide Raceways
Continental Divide Raceways was a combined 2.66-mile road course, half-mile oval and
quarter-mile drag strip located 2 miles south of Castle Rock, CO, between Denver
and Colorado Springs. It opened in 1959 and the land was sold for development in
This page was contributed by Guy Watney, Kansas City Region SCCA.
Last Updated: 2005-09-05
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A number of USAC and SCCA professional races, including one Trans-Am race, were
run at CDR. The track closed briefly in 1979 after an accident in which a
driver died after hitting the pit wall, another person in the pit lane also
being killed and several others injured. The track re-opened in 1981 for Club
Racing only, but did not last much longer. Although the site was sold for
real-estate development, little actual construction has taken place in the
intervening years. At some point, the track was plowed up by the owner in order
to remove any possibility of its being re-opened as a racing facility.
A vague outline of the course can still be seen in aerial photographs, but
at ground level the site has reverted to prairie and there is little evidence
that the track ever existed.
The available track maps vary considerably in detail. The following map,
derived from an event flyer and an aerial photograph of the remnants of the
track, is thought to be reasonably accurate:
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