Andrew Gulliford

Position: Gulliford's Travels

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The sublime Yampa: Quiet canoe miles on a wild river

Imagine being on a Colorado river in the heart of the summer and seeing no one else on the water for 32 miles, three days and two nights. I couldn’t believe it, but there we were in June on a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Sheep wagons: Old West function, New West fashion

Across the Old West, what was once function is now fashion. Well-worn cowboy boots, spurs, saddles and Stetsons all have a new cachet as collectibles. One man’s junk is another man’s buffed up...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Walls of wonders: Dominguez and Escalante canyons

As the snow piles up, I think of warm desert hikes. One of my favorites is a place in Colorado that looks and feels like Utah, except rocks are gone. Dominguez Creek has some of the oldest rocks in...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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A search for truth: Albert Pfeiffer, Kit Carson and the Long Walk

Just west of Pagosa Springs is a small roadside park north of the highway. A bronze plaque set in granite says that more than a century ago Capt. Albert Pfeiffer stripped naked on behalf of Utes in...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Putting Ruess to rest: An end to a desert mystery?

One of the great mysteries of the Four Corners and the Southwest has been the 1934 disappearance of young artist Everett Ruess. He left the Utah village of Escalante alone, descended Davis Gulch...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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American artifacts: Collectors build museums to benefit local economies

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill said. Now, two Colorado native sons are practicing that wisdom by giving back to their hometowns. Both men...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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American artifacts: Two Colorado collectors build museums to benefit local economies

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill said. Now, two Colorado native sons are practicing that wisdom by giving back to their hometowns. Both men...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Marie Ogden's search for truth in the Utah desert

In 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression, 49-year-old Marie Ogden, a spiritualist and millennial Christian, moved to Dry Valley in San Juan County, Utah, to establish a religious colony and...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Phantom Ranch: Mary Colter’s oasis in the Grand Canyon

Anyone who has hiked the Bright Angel Trail off the Grand Canyon’s South Rim knows the pleasure 9 miles below of finding Phantom Ranch. How the ranch got there, who planted the first trees and who...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Grand visions in the New Mexico desert

Historians love birthdays and anniversaries, and southern New Mexico is celebrating a big one. It’s been a century since the Bureau of Reclamation constructed the Elephant Butte Dam under terms of...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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La Plata Pioneers: Aspass family settled in 1870s

At the beginning of La Plata County history, even before Colorado statehood in 1876, the Hans Aspaas family was here. Over the next 140 years, family members moved across the county. One son...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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‘On the Wild Edge’ chronicles writer’s evolution

The scattered remnants of the 1960s generation have mostly grown older, softer and lost their cutting edge. Not so for writer, conservationist and bow-hunter David Petersen, who moved with his...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels