What's in a Name?

What was once a mining camp in North Routt named for the Slavic people who settled there is now known as Slavonia and is a popular camping area that is a centrally located trailhead with easy access to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. In October 1997, a downslope windstorm blew down over 20,000 acres of old-growth forest near the Slavonia trail head. These winds in excess of 100 mph out of the east resulted in a huge tangle of downed timber, known today as "The Blowdown".