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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Continental Divide Trail

The 3100 mile Continental Divide Trail from Canada to Mexico recently received new funding. US President Bush included $1.2 million for the U.S. Forest Service for 2007. Driving force behind that seems to be Senator Wayne Allard and members of Congress from Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

“Protecting the national trail system is important to both Colorado and our country,” Senator Allard said. “Not only does the trail system provide ample opportunity to explore and experience the beauty of the outdoors, but it also serves as a historical link to the present generation to our old heritage.”

Congress established the Continental Divide Trail as a National Scenic Trail in 1978.

When complete, the “King of Trails” will be the most significant trail system in the world.

Stretching along the backbone of the continent from Canada to Mexico, it accesses some of the wildest and scenic places left in the world while conserving the environment and promoting personal well-being.

Source: Summit Daily News for Breckenridge

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