Two Continental Divide Trail hikers resting on Georgia Pass, which traverses Park and Summit counties in Colorado. The trail runs about 800 miles across Colorado. Backers of the trail say money from the Land and Water Conservation fund is needed to move about 14 miles of trail off of a highway east of Steamboat Springs. The project also would open up open prime elk habitat for sportsmen by providing access to land owned by the Colorado State Land Board. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

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