The Columbine Archery Range was established in 1960 when a group of seven people founded the Columbine Bowmen; a non-profit organization, and leased land in the National Forest for an archery range. The range was originally named Columbine Trails after one of the founders, Walt Trail, as well as the profusion of spring columbine blossoms.
The 30-acre forested site boasts two trail courses as well as a practice range. The two trail courses offer 14 targets each on varying topography at ranges from 10 to 80 yards. The central practice range is situated on level ground and offers targets at 5-yard intervals from 10 to 80 yards.
The ranges are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. A pedestrian gate offers constant walk-in access. Vehicle access is available some weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Periodically the Columbine Bowman host competitions and special events at this range; during those events the range will not be available for general use.