Upon leaving Loveland Pass and looking at the time, my Father and I wanted to check out the Columbines on the West side of the Divide at the Eisenhower Tunnel. Any given year there are tons of Blue Columbines, the state flower of Colorado, located just behind the tunnel entrance. And this year was no different as one can clearly see below. When we first arrived we watched a herd of nimble mountain goats scrambling up the hill. Unlike the friendly ones, almost too much so, on top of Mount Evans these guys chose to watch us from afar. Since the goats were too far away I focused all my attention on the amazing wildflower show at my feet. It it no wonder why the Blue Columbine was designated the state flower of Colorado as it’s breathtaking!