Whether photographing remote Ancestral Puebloan sites on the Colorado Plateau, hiking the Lewis and Clark trail in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho, or searching for 19th century mining camps high in the Colorado Rockies, historian Andrew Gulliford has led individuals, families, and group tours into some of the most exciting landscapes in the American West. Based out of Durango, Colorado, Gulliford travels the West as a researcher, writer and photographer.

Dr. Andrew Gulliford is a professor of History and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where he teaches popular courses on national parks, wilderness and environmental history. He also teaches a variety of courses on American history including the American West, museums, public history, and cultural heritage. This is his 14th year at FLC and he enjoys the college’s unique mix of students who come from all over the United States and from a variety of tribal nations, as FLC is one of the few institutions in the country offering free tuition for Native American and Native Alaskan college students.

Dr. Gulliford has served on the National Register Review Board for the State of Colorado and he chairs a local historical commission. He also has a federal appointment to the Southwest Colorado Resources Advisory Council of the Bureau of Land Management.

Andrew has received a Take Pride in America National Award from the secretary of agriculture for “outstanding contributions to America’s natural and cultural resources”; the National Volunteer Award from the chief of the United States Forest Service; the Second Annual James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Award for Historic Preservation; and the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.