Laura Beutelman

Professional Guide
Where did you grow up?


Where do you call home now?

Grand Canyon

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

The stars above and the dirt below. There is nothing like spending a night in the expansiveness that is the Grand Canyon.

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

I can’t say I have a favorite hike in the Canyon. My favorite trip is our Rim to Rim. The North Rim offers a beautiful oasis from the hub-bub of the South Rim and spending two nights at Phantom Ranch, makes you feel like there is nothing else more important in the world other than those moments.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

If I had any lucky charm, it would be my multi-tool. I don’t travel anywhere without it.

What can you not live without on a trip?


Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

Favorite memory: watching the moon set below the canyon walls, realizing just how fast we are moving.