What's in a Name?

What once was a mining camp in North Routt named for the Slavic people who settled there, now Slavonia is a popular camping area and 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 trailhead. These winds in excess of 100 mph out of the east resulted in a huge tangle of downed timber.