Travis Crawford

Job Title

Professional River Guide




Grand Canyon, Arizona

With OARS Since


Travis Crawford.


Klein, TX

Current Location

Flagstaff, AZ

Offseason Gig

Teacher & Coach

About me

I work at an elementary school and coach basketball at a middle school in the off-season. In my free time, I’m a huge movie guy. Love reading history books and enjoy portrait photography.

The Best Part of My Job

Seeing one of the most spectacular Wonders of the World, and it feeling humbling and empowering all at once.

How I found OARS

First, I came on a trip as a guest. The next two seasons I spent as an assistant. Finally, they were crazy enough to let me row a baggage boat.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

I love Blacktail for the epic naps.

My Favorite Trip Memory

I can’t even begin with the memories.

Favorite River Tradition

I guess a tradition I have is I take a picture in the same spot at Deer Creek every trip I can, to compare my looks over the years.

I Can’t Live Without

Bubbly waters.

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