Corey Ryan

Job Title

Professional River Guide




Grand Canyon, Arizona

With OARS Since


Corey Ryan.


Missoula, MT

Current Location

Missoula, MT

Offseason Gig


About me

When I’m not working, I’m either playing on the rivers or in the mountains!

The Best Part of My Job

Well, there’s too many to list, but I do just love rowing boats! One thing that really makes a trip for me these days is just watching the guests and when they get it, when it clicks, the joy of the place and the adventure, absolutely makes it special!

How I found OARS

Grew up rafting with my family, which I feel so fortunate for! Began guiding at 15 and haven’t grown out of that yet!

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

Oh man! Every trip is different! The rapids, the canyons, and the camps! Different special places every time! But Deer Creek has a very special place in my heart.

My Lucky Charm

Tutus and tights for whitewater! Gotta look good out there!

I Can’t Live Without

See above!

My Fun Fact

My toenails also look pretty good out there!

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