About The Trailhead

We're a locally owned and operated outdoor specialty retailer in Buena Vista, Colorado. Since 1972, The Trailhead has been a leading expert in outdoor knowledge and gear expertise. 

Our staff is equipped to help you find the gear you need and offer knowledge of the backcountry; we’ll explain route directions and offer tips for local hiking, camping, rock climbing, running, snowshoeing and skiing.

So stop on in our shop and say hey! We can't wait to suit you up with some new gear and help you find some cool routes for your next outdoor adventure. #GoThereStartHere

Meet our Staff

Chances are, one of these people will ring you up for your dehydrated noodles:


Dave Blazer


  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock climbing, sleeping, and traveling. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Climbing or paddleboarding. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: A teddy bear. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Traveling to Bhutan. 


Ashley Blazer


  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing, biking, guitar playing, and adventuring outside with my family.
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Biking with friends on the Midland Trail.
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Sunshine and a good book! 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Multi-day horse packing trip (summer) and cross country ski trip (winter) in the mountains with my favorite people.

John Williams

General Manager

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Biking, skiing, and spending time in the mountains or on rivers
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Backpacking through the San Isabel National Forest. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Sunglasses. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Completing a bike tour. 

Susan Wood

Marketing Manager

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Hiking, running, backpacking, whitewater rafting, writing, and reading.
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Running on the Midland Hill trails, hiking to local alpine lakes like Lake Ann, and rafting Browns Canyon.
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Coffee and Chapstick! 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Backpacking across Europe, visiting Ireland, and completing a triathlon.

Alex Garrison Hufft

Ski Tech & Warranty Manager

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Skiing, rock climbing, and mountain biking
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Toothpicks. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Skiing in Japan and climbing in Fontainebleau, France.

Brad Bosard

Sales Associate


  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Moto touring throughout North America (Alaska into Mexico) on my BMW 800 GS, fat biking, mountain biking, road biking, bike packing, trail running, back country skiing, cross country skiing,  challenging my hang board, reading, cooking, baking, watching season 6 of Game of Thrones, visiting the New Mexico hot springs, trail building, and eating pie!
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Backpacking or trail running in the Fourmile area.
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Visit to Alaska on GS 800 to ride to Invec, Canada (way above Canadain Artic Circle, moto to Cobo San Lucas, Mexico - Baja) and riding my mountain bike to Antalope Wells (Mexican Border on Divide route), New Mexico.

Maddie Anzovino

Sales Associate

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing mountains, running trails, and shooting photos along the way. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Chasing the sunrise up a new 14er. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Tough tie between my camera and a nice jar of cinnamon applesauce. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Backcountry snowboarding, living in Iceland, and learning to surf in Kauai. 

Tommy Gram

Ski Tech & Sales Associate

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Whitewater kayaking and backcountry skiing. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: An after work kayak lap on the Numbers section of the Arkansas River or a ski tour on Independence Pass. Never gets old!
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Voile Straps. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Wapta Traverse, a backcountry ski trip in the Canadian Rockies, and a kayaking trip to British Columbia.