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

Owner

 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock climbing, sleeping, and traveling. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Rock Climbing near the Midland Tunnels. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Sugar. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Traveling to Bhutan. 

Ashley Blazer

Owner

  • 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, nerding out about insulation jackets, watching football, reading business books, and spending time in the backcountry, whether that's on a bike, on the river, or in the snow. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Hiking to the top of Midland Hill to see the awesome views of the Mountains and Arkansas Valley; backpacking through the San Isabel National Forest; and long bike rides to explore new areas around BV. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Sunglasses.
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Completing a bike tour and a through hike (unsure where yet!). 

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 the Arkansas River.
  • 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, completing a triathlon, and rafting the Grand Canyon. 

Alex Garrison Hufft

Floor Manager

 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock climbing and skiing!
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Climbing in the Fourmile Area of Buena VIsta. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: My dog, Ollie. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Skiing in Japan and climbing in Fontainebleau, France.

Brad Bosard

Sales Associate & Longest Employee of The Trailhead 

  • 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 & Merchandising Extraordinaire 

  • 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. 

Kevin Gallagher

Sales Associate 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Fly fishing, reading, upland bird hunting, skiing, and exploring new pubs. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Fishing at high alpine lakes! Come to the shop to learn about Kevin's favorites.
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Polarized Sunglasses. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Sail to Australia from the States, fly fish in Tasmania and New Zealand, and hike the Te Araroa in New Zealand. 

Jacob Lewis

Sales Associate 

 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Backpacking, trail running, rock climbing, and skiing. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Climbing Mount Harvard. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Sour Patch Kids!
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. 

Jonathan Dobson

Sales Associate

 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Whitewater rafting, riding my motorcycle, skateboarding, running the foothills of the Collegiate Peaks, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Rafting the Arkansas River and hanging out at the BV Skate Park. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: My Pockett P.P. Science Bodyboard. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Eating my weight in peanut butter. 

Weston Parks

Sales Associate

 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Playing guitar, biking, and fishing. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Rafting the Browns Canyon section of the Arkansas River in Buena Vista. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: A good hat! 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Rafting through the Grand Canyon. 

Jeff Strickland

Sales Associate

 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: UltraRunning, Rock Climbing, and Mountain Biking. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Running to Kroenke Lake. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: My Patagonia Houdini Jacket and Water. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Running the Colorado Trail. 

Wyatt McGuire

Sales Associate

***Wyatt can't be pictured because he's a really cool NCAA college runner and athlete! Soooo....

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Running, mountain biking, and reading. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Mountain Biking on the trails in Buena VIsta and Leadville. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: My watch. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Hiking to Browns Creek Falls.