Joelle Griffin

Job Title

Professional River Guide



With OARS Since


Joelle Griffin - guide - Meet the Team


Marysville, OH

Current Location

Cimarron, CO

Offseason Gig

Ski Guide & Ski Patrol

About me

Spending time with family and my dog. Also enjoy mountain biking and skiing.

The Best Part of My Job

I get to have fun and share my experiences with our guests and my amazing coworkers!

How I found OARS

Started in West Virginia, then moved West to the mountains. Fell in love with the multi-day rafting experience and was lucky to find OARS in September of 2009.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

I will always love Warm Springs Rapid. I love getting the nerves on the scout and the big smiles at the bottom. Then there's Surprise to really get the giggles going on that fun hit!

My Favorite Trip Memory

Running Warm Springs on its peak in 2011.

Favorite River Tradition

I just ask the River Gods to keep us all safe before running a big rapid.

I Can’t Live Without

My hat and sunglasses.

Meet me on these adventures

Landscape view of the Yampa River in Utah.

Yampa River Rafting

4 or 5 Days 4.92 (53)

Location: Colorado & Utah
Adventure Level: Moderately Challenging
Minimum Age: 7 (10 - 12 during high water)

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