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19th-century fur trapper Denis Julien traveled against the current

Above the white sand beaches in Whirlpool Canyon lies a 19th-century secret lightly etched in ancient stone. Two initials and the date 1838 tell of a lost world and one man’s singular perseverance....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

FLC students ascend Fourteeners to raise mental health awareness

I have nothing but respect for Fort Lewis College students. We take young minds and hope to inspire and prepare students for a lifetime of learning and diverse careers, yet often our students...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Couple restores mining-era boardinghouse outside Silverton

Dr. Bob Brokering always wanted a little log cabin in the woods, so when his wife was in Europe, he bought one. Only it wasn’t little. It was the historic miners’ boardinghouse adjacent to the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

New life for a Boulevard original

For years, I’ve led downtown Durango walking tours by starting at the train depot, walking north on Main Avenue to El Rancho Tavern, then east to East Third Avenue and south to College Drive. I...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Art in the aspens

Thousands of domestic sheep once grazed in the mountains of the San Juan National Forest near Pagosa Springs. Now there are none. High country sheep grazing allotments are vacant, and the only...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

A century old, Dinosaur National Monument deserves additional protections

We launched our rafts on the Yampa River at Deer Lodge Park, lunched at Stubs Cabin, stayed at Ponderosa Camp and ran Little Joe and Big Joe rapids. On our second afternoon, we pulled into...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Where pioneers are buried: La Plata County’s historic cemeteries

She was dying as she took her place on the wooden wagon. Wrapped in quilts and an oil cloth against the cold pelting rain, her relatives spoke urgently, encouraging the team of horses. But it was...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Where rocks have names: Running rapids on Western rivers

A rock is a rock is a rock, unless it is in the middle of a fast flowing river and you are about to smash into it with the front of your boat. In which case, you’re apt to give it a name. River...

DATE: May 9, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

The murals at Mama D’s: In Salida, wall art tells story of an era

SALIDA – Traveling around the West, when it’s mealtime I’ll eat anything – and I have. Friends tell me that I am blessed with an iron stomach and a tasteless palate. Perhaps. I was in historic...

DATE: April 11, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Canyon country controversy

President Barack Obama has a few more choices than us. He can set aside thousands of acres in Utah as a new Bureau of Land Management national monument, while we can only hike there and hope our...

DATE: March 7, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Some like it hot: Soaking at New Mexico's Ojo Caliente

On frigid winter days with long winter nights, there's nothing like a soak in a natural hot springs and one of the most historic in the Southwest is at Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. Pioneering...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Stone messengers

When the Canadian government created the First Nations province of Nunavut above the Arctic Circle, the first postage stamps the new province issued were photos of inuksuit, or stone cairns. ...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

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