Gudy Gaskill, the Mother of the Colorado Trail

Gudy is credited with being the Mother of The Colorado Trail, now 567 miles between Denver and Durango.

by American Trails Staff

 

The idea for the Trail gained its footing in 1974, when Gudy, the chair of the Colorado Mountain Club's Huts and Trails Committee, was asked to lead the organizing effort.

Read more about Gudy's legacy on the Colorado Trail website

Published July 14, 2016

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