Since January 2006, the state has required anyone using the Mount Evans or Bergen Peak state wildlife areas to obtain a Habitat Stamp, amounting to a $10.25 fee to hike or camp on the land.
But don’t expect to purchase an actual stamp when you buy the Habitat Stamp. The Habitat Stamp is merely a series of characters printed out on a plain blue piece of paper, with all the glamour of a receipt from a gas pump.
Also, be aware that the picture of a stamp on the sign in the accompanying photo does not represent the state-mandated Habitat Stamp.
Confused? Read on.