Ryan Mason

Professional Outdoor Guides & Adventure Experts
Where did you grow up?

Pocono Mountains

Where do you call home now?

Telluride, Colorado

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Meeting & getting to know the adventurous folks who join our trips. And exploring Grand Canyon.

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

Favorite rapid: Hermit. Love the huge wave train! But really it is hard to have a favorite. Every trip is different and that’s really what I love about the canyon/river environment.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

Respect for the river & canyon.

What can you not live without on a trip?

A comfy pad to sleep on. Sunglasses, canyon hat, and dry shoes for camp.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

When not in the Grand Canyon, I ski patrol and serve the sick and injured as a Paramedic.

As for guiding memories I tend to tell those stories as we go down stream, and are below the features in the stories.