Gearhead Outfitters Embarks on Colorado Adventure with Acquisition of Summit Canyon Mountaineering Stores

Gearhead Outfitters is expanding into Colorado

The Arkansas-based outdoor retail chain announces the acquisition of Summit Canyon Mountaineering Stores.

Jonesboro, AR – March 7, 2024 – Gearhead Outfitters, the family-owned outdoor specialty retailer under the leadership of Ted and Amanda Herget, proudly announces the expansion of its community to Colorado with the acquisition of two Summit Canyon Mountaineering stores. This significant expansion elevates GHO's footprint to more than 20 locations spanning Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and now Colorado. The addition of the Summit Canyon Mountaineering stores in Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction signifies a momentous step in the company’s journey.

Summit Canyon Mountaineering ranks among Colorado's most established outdoor specialty brands. GHO eagerly anticipates expanding upon the business's four-decade legacy of success by enriching the product selection and reinvesting in the team. Customers can expect the same level of personalized service they are used to, along with some interior and exterior upgrades as GHO rebrands and reinvents the respective retail spaces over the next few months.

Reflecting on the significance of this expansion, Ted Herget expressed, "This marks a significant milestone for our industry as a whole! GHO was established 27 years ago following my time spent in Colorado, where I was inspired to bring the mountain lifestyle back to my hometown in Arkansas. Now, expanding our brand into two wonderful communities in Colorado feels somewhat serendipitous. Our business ethos revolves around attitude and gratitude, and entering the Colorado market is truly exhilarating for us."

Ashlyn Cornell, the Director of Operations, conveyed excitement about the expansion, remarking, "It's thrilling for our company to venture out west, extending our accessibility to customers. We have many guests across all our existing locations who enjoy vacationing out west, particularly in Colorado. Thus, it's incredibly exciting for our customers to encounter a familiar presence when they're in that region."

As GHO embraces the Summit Canyon Mountaineering stores, the leadership team reasserts their dedication to the principles that have shaped GHO since its inception: a profound appreciation for the outdoors, a commitment to excellence, and a strong sense of community. This expansion underscores their aspiration to engage with additional communities and spread their passion for inspiring people to live an active, fulfilling life. For more information about Summit Canyon Mountaineering visit

About Gearhead Outfitters:

Founded in 1997 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, by Ted Herget, Gearhead Outfitters is a celebration of the outdoor lifestyle. The company has flourished into a beloved national brand, maintaining its status as a family-owned business while serving communities across the United States with the best in outdoor apparel, gear, and expertise.

New Colorado locations added to the GHO family:

- Glenwood Springs: 205 6th St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
- Grand Junction: 461 Main St. Grand Junction, CO 81501