What's in a Name?

Columbine, named after Colorado's state flower, started as a camp in 1880 as result of gold finds in the area (north Routt County, near Hahns Peak). In 1897 it was laid out as a townsite with a general store/saloon, post office, and a school. Today, you can rent a cabin for the weekend as a great base camp for ski touring, snowmobile adventures, fishing, and hiking around the area. But the saloon is gone, FYI.