Christian Dean



Where did you grow up?

Moab, Utah & California

Where do you call home now?

Moab, Utah

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Meeting new people and letting them enjoy places they have never seen.

Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike or camp and what makes it special

Camp: Monument creek.  It’s special because if people look around there is so much to see. Rapid: Big Drop 2. Most changing rapid in Cataract Canyon.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

I don’t let anyone wash my plate.

What can you not live without on a trip?

The on-river library.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

Fun fact: I’ve been working for OARS. since it was OARS. Moab.
Memory: Seeing mama and baby Mountain Lions in Meander Canyon.