Our Guides

2024 Guides and Staff

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Carl Dec

Owner | Guide

Originally from New Jersey, Carl quit “Wall Street” and NYC and moved to Salt Lake City in September 1997 to, as his wife puts it, ski. After the first 100-ski-day winter, he discovered the many other outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. Climbing and kayaking quickly became passions, and in 2003, he started Red River Adventures and began rafting operations. Red River added climbing and canyoneering trips to the mix in 2005, followed by skiing trips in 2016. Carl climbs rock, ice, mixed, and alpine, ski tours, and rafts with equal vigor.

Certifications: Licensed Utah and Idaho River Guide, AMGA Rock Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA SPI provider, AMGA Apprentice Ski & Alpine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Pro 1

Jason Thiemann

Manager | Co-owner

Born and raised in Nebraska, Jason moved to Moab in 2005 after graduating college. Since then he’s spent much of his time exploring the deserts and mountains of the West. He’s climbed hundreds of mountains and scrambled through countless canyons, from Death Valley to the high peaks of Colorado and California. He spends his winters chasing the sun and avoiding cold and snow, usually in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.

Certifications: History nerd, political junkie, literature snob

Utah River Guide Adam Morrisett

Adam Morrisett

Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Adam has been part of the Red River Adventures crew since April 2010. Right from the start, Adam showed the initiative it takes to be a great guide and trip leader by hiring and adding himself to our roster of guides.

A canyoneer and river junkie, addicted to good music and great friends, we are lucky he hired himself. In the winter, his days are spent riding Wasatch Powder, with nights in the cab of a groomer building features at Brighton.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, ACA Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Brian Johnson

Raft Guide Trainer | Guide: Rafting, Climbing, Canyoneering, Ice

Straight out of Cazenovia, New York, Brian has a chipper old soul. Since he was a kid, he’s enjoyed spending all of his time scrambling rocks around New York. Since moving to Moab, he has developed a passion for climbing big sandstone rocks. Although a rock enthusiast, Brian fell in love with the water when he took his first trip down the Arkansas River in Colorado.

Brian is an all-around outdoor junkie and is always up for new adventures!

Certifications: AMGA Rock Guide, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Charbo

Boatyard Manager | Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Born in the suburban oasis of Long Island, New York, Charbo has called Utah home for five years now. To quote his horoscope in the local paper, Charbo is an “Original Idea Machine” that will keep you laughing on rock, rivers, and canyons.

Charbo’s passion for rediscovering familiar places keeps bringing him back to Moab year after year.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

June Rust

Guide: Rafting

June was born in Talkeetna, Alaska, and transplanted to Salt Lake City as a nursing student. Her biggest love is alpine climbing, and she grew up on the confluence of three rivers. She’s loved her time on the Colorado River, and while she’s drawn to the sandstone climbing of the Southwest, she’s always down to get rowdy on the waves anytime.

Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, First Aid, CPR, Certified Nursing Assistant, NOLS Rock Climbing Graduate

Kira Langell

Guide: Rafting

Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Kira spent her time running wild in the expansive redwood forests and catching waves on the Santa Cruz coastline. Kira migrated to Utah five years ago, and has since spent every free moment skiing, hiking, climbing, and rafting. Perpetually in pursuit of adventure, Kira is looking forward to spending her days exploring the Moab desert.

Kira has an affinity for ecology and evolution, and knows just about everything about Moab’s desert biome. If there’s anything Kira is good for, it’s strange and obscure animal facts.

Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, First Aid, CPR

Makayla Hunick

Guide: Rafting

Makayla was born in American Fork, Utah. She has spent many years traveling overseas and across the United States. With much curiosity and excitement for the outdoors, she continues to explore the world. A lot of her free time is spent snowboarding, hiking, camping, climbing or anything water-based.

She’s in for any outdoor adventure, taking photographs any chance she gets. Adventure is in her blood and passion for nature is in her soul.

Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Mary Eden

Guide: Climbing | Indian Creek Crack Camps | Owner, Big Beauty Pitches Productions

Mary Catherine Eden, a Kentucky transplant, moved to Moab and fell in love with the rocks, canyons, and desert life. Originally an endurance horse trainer, she turned into a rock climbing fanatic! Mary is currently an AMGA Rock Guide Apprentice training for her Advanced Rock Guide course. Her favorite kind of climbing involves long days with scenic summits, unique Indian Creek splitters, and crazy wide cracks. If she isn’t in a canyon or climbing a route then you’ll most likely find her delving into climbing photography. After volunteering for the National Park Service for six months, Mary discovered her love of guided walks and entered the guiding industry. She is stoked and excited for every new season!

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Molly Older

Guide: Rafting

Hailing from beautiful upstate New York, Molly landed in Moab to chase the desert sun. A lover of candy and crazy ideas, you can find her doing almost anything, as long as it’s outdoors. She enjoys new experiences and learning as much as she can!

Her biggest goals are to one day land a kickflip and to laugh as much as possible. She is always stoked to get on the river and lives to share her passion of the outdoors with others.

Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Aid, CPR

Noah McKelvin

Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Originally from Colorado, Noah could be described as an even-keeled old soul. As a kid, Noah fell in love with all facets of the outdoors, from getting to the summit of over 100 desert towers to alpine climbing in some of the bigger mountain ranges of the world.

Although he enjoys the high adventure in climbing, he also enjoys time spent on the river and canyoneering. Noah has lived and breathed the outdoors for his whole life. Previously a first responder, he made the transition into guiding due to the burning desire to share his passion of the outdoors with others.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, EMT, CPR

Ryan Clarke

Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Ryan grew up in southeast Idaho and spent his summers playing in the Tetons. He now attends Utah Valley University, where he is studying Outdoor Recreation. His hobbies include rock climbing, rafting, skiing and generally being out under the sun.

Ryan has a natural affinity for story-telling and thinking up jokes so ridiculous they’ll make anyone’s eyes roll.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

2024 Rock Guides and Instructors

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Carl Dec

Owner | Guide

Originally from New Jersey, Carl quit “Wall Street” and NYC and moved to Salt Lake City in September 1997 to, as his wife puts it, ski. After the first 100-ski-day winter, he discovered the many other outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. Climbing and kayaking quickly became passions, and in 2003, he started Red River Adventures and began rafting operations. Red River added climbing and canyoneering trips to the mix in 2005, followed by skiing trips in 2016. Carl climbs rock, ice, mixed, and alpine, ski tours, and rafts with equal vigor.

Certifications: Licensed Utah and Idaho River Guide, AMGA Rock Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA SPI provider, AMGA Apprentice Ski & Alpine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, AAIRE Pro 1

Brian Johnson

Raft Guide Trainer | Guide: Rafting, Climbing, Canyoneering, Ice

Straight out of Cazenovia, New York, Brian has a chipper old soul. Since he was a kid, he’s enjoyed spending all of his time scrambling rocks around New York. Since moving to Moab, he has developed a passion for climbing big sandstone rocks. Although a rock enthusiast, Brian fell in love with the water when he took his first trip down the Arkansas River in Colorado.

Brian is an all-around outdoor junkie and is always up for new adventures!

Certifications: AMGA Rock Guide, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Charbo

Boatyard Manager | Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Born in the suburban oasis of Long Island, New York, Charbo has called Utah home for five years now. To quote his horoscope in the local paper, Charbo is an “Original Idea Machine” that will keep you laughing on rock, rivers, and canyons.

Charbo’s passion for rediscovering familiar places keeps bringing him back to Moab year after year.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Mary Eden

Guide: Climbing | Indian Creek Crack Camps | Owner, Big Beauty Pitches Productions

Mary Catherine Eden, a Kentucky transplant, moved to Moab and fell in love with the rocks, canyons, and desert life. Originally an endurance horse trainer, she turned into a rock climbing fanatic! Mary is currently an AMGA Rock Guide Apprentice training for her Advanced Rock Guide course. Her favorite kind of climbing involves long days with scenic summits, unique Indian Creek splitters, and crazy wide cracks. If she isn’t in a canyon or climbing a route then you’ll most likely find her delving into climbing photography. After volunteering for the National Park Service for six months, Mary discovered her love of guided walks and entered the guiding industry. She is stoked and excited for every new season!

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Noah McKelvin

Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Originally from Colorado, Noah could be described as an even-keeled old soul. As a kid, Noah fell in love with all facets of the outdoors, from getting to the summit of over 100 desert towers to alpine climbing in some of the bigger mountain ranges of the world.

Although he enjoys the high adventure in climbing, he also enjoys time spent on the river and canyoneering. Noah has lived and breathed the outdoors for his whole life. Previously a first responder, he made the transition into guiding due to the burning desire to share his passion of the outdoors with others.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, EMT, CPR

Ryan Clarke

Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Ryan grew up in southeast Idaho and spent his summers playing in the Tetons. He now attends Utah Valley University, where he is studying Outdoor Recreation. His hobbies include rock climbing, rafting, skiing and generally being out under the sun.

Ryan has a natural affinity for story-telling and thinking up jokes so ridiculous they’ll make anyone’s eyes roll.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

John Lemnotis

Guide: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Split Board, Ski

John began his life in the outdoors on the East Coast, learning to ski and snowboard on a small hometown hill, and eventually ditching class whenever possible to escape to the grey bird slopes of Vermont’s resorts. Despite the call of the mountains, John finished college with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and moved to Utah for the beautiful mountains and unrivaled snow quality. By 2015, John realized that Pharmacy wasn’t for him, and he began pursuing a full AMGA certification. In August 2022 John passed his last exam and became the 179th American to gain IFMGA certification.

Certifications: IFMGA Mountain Guide, Pharm.D., Wilderness First Responder

John Kear

Guide and Instructor: AMGA SPI courses and exams
Owner, Suntoucher Mountain Guides | IFMGA Mountain Guide 

John is a full-time mountain guide and AMGA Instructor pool member. John’s climbing, skiing and guiding encompasses nearly three decades of experience. After many years of professional guiding throughout North and South America as well as Europe, he set out on a new path: graduate school. John received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 and currently practices in Taos, New Mexico. He continues to share his experience, knowledge, and mastery of the mountains, both as an instructor team-member for the American Mountain Guides Association, and as the owner and head guide for Suntoucher Mountain Guides.

Certifications: IFMGA, Wilderness First Responder

2024 Canyoneering Guides

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Carl Dec

Owner | Guide

Originally from New Jersey, Carl quit “Wall Street” and NYC and moved to Salt Lake City in September 1997 to, as his wife puts it, ski. After the first 100-ski-day winter, he discovered the many other outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. Climbing and kayaking quickly became passions, and in 2003, he started Red River Adventures and began rafting operations. Red River added climbing and canyoneering trips to the mix in 2005, followed by skiing trips in 2016. Carl climbs rock, ice, mixed, and alpine, ski tours, and rafts with equal vigor.

Certifications: Licensed Utah and Idaho River Guide, AMGA Rock Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA SPI provider, AMGA Apprentice Ski & Alpine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, AAIRE Pro 1

Utah River Guide Adam Morrisett

Adam Morrisett

Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Adam has been part of the Red River Adventures crew since April 2010. Right from the start, Adam showed the initiative it takes to be a great guide and trip leader by hiring and adding himself to our roster of guides.

A canyoneer and river junkie, addicted to good music and great friends, we are lucky he hired himself. In the winter, his days are spent riding Wasatch Powder, with nights in the cab of a groomer building features at Brighton.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, ACA Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Brian Johnson

Raft Guide Trainer | Guide: Rafting, Climbing, Canyoneering, Ice

Straight out of Cazenovia, New York, Brian has a chipper old soul. Since he was a kid, he’s enjoyed spending all of his time scrambling rocks around New York. Since moving to Moab, he has developed a passion for climbing big sandstone rocks. Although a rock enthusiast, Brian fell in love with the water when he took his first trip down the Arkansas River in Colorado.

Brian is an all-around outdoor junkie and is always up for new adventures!

Certifications: AMGA Rock Guide, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Charbo

Boatyard Manager | Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Born in the suburban oasis of Long Island, New York, Charbo has called Utah home for five years now. To quote his horoscope in the local paper, Charbo is an “Original Idea Machine” that will keep you laughing on rock, rivers, and canyons.

Charbo’s passion for rediscovering familiar places keeps bringing him back to Moab year after year.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Mary Eden

Guide: Climbing | Indian Creek Crack Camps | Owner, Big Beauty Pitches Productions

Mary Catherine Eden, a Kentucky transplant, moved to Moab and fell in love with the rocks, canyons, and desert life. Originally an endurance horse trainer, she turned into a rock climbing fanatic! Mary is currently an AMGA Rock Guide Apprentice training for her Advanced Rock Guide course. Her favorite kind of climbing involves long days with scenic summits, unique Indian Creek splitters, and crazy wide cracks. If she isn’t in a canyon or climbing a route then you’ll most likely find her delving into climbing photography. After volunteering for the National Park Service for six months, Mary discovered her love of guided walks and entered the guiding industry. She is stoked and excited for every new season!

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Noah McKelvin

Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Originally from Colorado, Noah could be described as an even-keeled old soul. As a kid, Noah fell in love with all facets of the outdoors, from getting to the summit of over 100 desert towers to alpine climbing in some of the bigger mountain ranges of the world.

Although he enjoys the high adventure in climbing, he also enjoys time spent on the river and canyoneering. Noah has lived and breathed the outdoors for his whole life. Previously a first responder, he made the transition into guiding due to the burning desire to share his passion of the outdoors with others.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, EMT, CPR

Ryan Clarke

Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Ryan grew up in southeast Idaho and spent his summers playing in the Tetons. He now attends Utah Valley University, where he is studying Outdoor Recreation. His hobbies include rock climbing, rafting, skiing and generally being out under the sun.

Ryan has a natural affinity for story-telling and thinking up jokes so ridiculous they’ll make anyone’s eyes roll.

Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Ice Guides

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Carl Dec

Owner | Guide

Originally from New Jersey, Carl quit “Wall Street” and NYC and moved to Salt Lake City in September 1997 to, as his wife puts it, ski. After the first 100-ski-day winter, he discovered the many other outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. Climbing and kayaking quickly became passions, and in 2003, he started Red River Adventures and began rafting operations. Red River added climbing and canyoneering trips to the mix in 2005, followed by skiing trips in 2016. Carl climbs rock, ice, mixed, and alpine, ski tours, and rafts with equal vigor.

Certifications: Licensed Utah and Idaho River Guide, AMGA Rock Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA SPI provider, AMGA Apprentice Ski & Alpine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, AAIRE Pro 1

John Lemnotis

Guide: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Split Board, Ski

John began his life in the outdoors on the East Coast, learning to ski and snowboard on a small hometown hill, and eventually ditching class whenever possible to escape to the grey bird slopes of Vermont’s resorts. Despite the call of the mountains, John finished college with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and moved to Utah for the beautiful mountains and unrivaled snow quality. By 2015, John realized that Pharmacy wasn’t for him, and he began pursuing a full AMGA certification. In August 2022 John passed his last exam and became the 179th American to gain IFMGA certification.

Certifications: IFMGA Mountain Guide, Pharm.D., Wilderness First Responder

Brian Johnson

Raft Guide Trainer | Guide: Rafting, Climbing, Canyoneering, Ice

Straight out of Cazenovia, New York, Brian has a chipper old soul. Since he was a kid, he’s enjoyed spending all of his time scrambling rocks around New York. Since moving to Moab, he has developed a passion for climbing big sandstone rocks. Although a rock enthusiast, Brian fell in love with the water when he took his first trip down the Arkansas River in Colorado.

Brian is an all-around outdoor junkie and is always up for new adventures!

Certifications: AMGA Rock Guide, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Ski Guides and Instructors

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Carl Dec

Owner | Guide

Originally from New Jersey, Carl quit “Wall Street” and NYC and moved to Salt Lake City in September 1997 to, as his wife puts it, ski. After the first 100-ski-day winter, he discovered the many other outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. Climbing and kayaking quickly became passions, and in 2003, he started Red River Adventures and began rafting operations. Red River added climbing and canyoneering trips to the mix in 2005, followed by skiing trips in 2016. Carl climbs rock, ice, mixed, and alpine, ski tours, and rafts with equal vigor.

Certifications: Licensed Utah and Idaho River Guide, AMGA Rock Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA SPI provider, AMGA Apprentice Ski & Alpine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, AAIRE Pro 1

John Lemnotis

Guide: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Split Board, Ski

John began his life in the outdoors on the East Coast, learning to ski and snowboard on a small hometown hill, and eventually ditching class whenever possible to escape to the grey bird slopes of Vermont’s resorts. Despite the call of the mountains, John finished college with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and moved to Utah for the beautiful mountains and unrivaled snow quality. By 2015, John realized that Pharmacy wasn’t for him, and he began pursuing a full AMGA certification. In August 2022 John passed his last exam and became the 179th American to gain IFMGA certification.

Certifications: IFMGA Mountain Guide, Pharm.D., Wilderness First Responder

John Kear

Guide and Instructor: AMGA SPI courses and exams
Owner, Suntoucher Mountain Guides | IFMGA Mountain Guide 

John is a full-time mountain guide and AMGA Instructor pool member. John’s climbing, skiing and guiding encompasses nearly three decades of experience. After many years of professional guiding throughout North and South America as well as Europe, he set out on a new path: graduate school. John received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 and currently practices in Taos, New Mexico. He continues to share his experience, knowledge, and mastery of the mountains, both as an instructor team member for the American Mountain Guides Association and as the owner and head guide for Suntoucher Mountain Guides.

Certifications: IFMGA, Wilderness First Responder

River Rafting Reviews and Red River Adventure Testimonials!

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Aaron Baker
April 14, 2024

We did the Rock of Ages Canyoneering tour with 5 teenage boys and ABSOLUTELY loved it. Our tour guide, Brian, connected with the boys and walked them through each repel and helped them get comfortable. This was an epic adventure for our group. Thanks!

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Marc Thomas Collier
March 30, 2024

Incredible experience splitboard touring for my wifes birthday. Very professional. Highly recommend.

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Mark Popelka
March 5, 2024

John, an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide led a backcountry tour for me today. It was a full on mountain adventure with extreme weather. My kind of day in the mountains. John is the epitome of what a guide should be. He is extremely personable, patient, fit, and a master of his profession. A Guide full of experience and knowledge. I learned an incredible amount of information today on mountain travel and avalanche related topics. He took the time to explain and ensure I understood the topics. He also shared tips and techniques that made my experience a 10 out of 10. I plan to hire John in the future. You can’t go wrong asking for John. He’s amazing!

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mark gregg
March 1, 2024

Carl is a consummate professional backcountry ski guide. I always learn a ton and have fun in the process. I'll be back!

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Anna Rust
February 28, 2024

Honestly one of the best classes I’ve take, Jake and Vic are both through educators and great guides. If you’re looking to take a AIARE course these guys are great! I left feeling more prepared to deal with avalanche problems and identifying risks in the backcountry.

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Steve Sherwood
February 12, 2024

I had a great time with John at Red River Adventures doing a ski tour yesterday. We skied around Cardiff Fork in the Wasatch, he’s a tremendous guide, such attention to detail, I’ve gone on nearly a dozen trips with him. He and Carl at Red River make a dynamic team. They do rock climbing, skiing, alpine climbing, river guiding, you name it they do it. Keep it up folks!

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Susan Sims
February 10, 2024

Victoria was fun and was able to adapt for what suited our time for the day. Appreciated the rescue sled tips.

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George Diver
February 2, 2024

Jake and Ben were professional, informative and extremely helpful. Would recommend to anyone who feels apprehensive about taking an avalanche safety course.

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Mike Martula
February 1, 2024

Amazing experience with Sam on my first back country experience

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Liam Doyle
January 29, 2024

Jake and Garth were both excellent instructors, and just a blast to hang out with for a weekend. It is super obvious they both care a ton about providing an impactful educational experience - but they also made the entire weekend very fun. Highly recommend.

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Lukasz Sewera
January 25, 2024

Great experience during our rescue course.

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Derek Wang
January 24, 2024

It was a blast. Brain was really skilled and thoughtful.

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Candice Bithell
January 20, 2024

Spent a day ice climbing with Red River. Excellent instruction, fun guide (ask for Brian!), all in all a great time. Will go again for sure! Thanks Red River!

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Lawler Kang
January 19, 2024

Out of random coincidence, Sam had led me up a trail last year and strongly suggested I take this course, which was AWESOME! The experience and passion she and Jake bring to getting humans back safely and stoked is unparalleled. And the resources they walk you through and make available are profound. Can’t recommend Red River and these two strongly enough. If you’re serious about backcountry, this is an absolute must. I also really liked the small class size. Made a big difference. Looking forward to practicing my beacon finding at the resort.

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Jonas Clem
January 9, 2024

Great day with Jake at Provo Canyon. Very skilled guides that go above and beyond. Highly recommend….

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Ryan Kelly
January 9, 2024

Alex was an awesome instructor. We had a great day going over all of the different avalanche rescue techniques.

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Anthony Torma
January 1, 2024

Amazing guides who are knowledgeable and charismatic. Took an AIARE 1 class through them and it was an amazing time. I learned so much!

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Mark Sims
December 18, 2023

Amazing experience with John and Garth in our Avi 1 class. They were great teachers and I feel confident in the skills I acquired through their instruction.

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David Johnson
December 11, 2023

Sam was a fantastic guide and instructor. Very skilled at building our skills in the backcountry!

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Daniel Mills-Thysen
December 11, 2023

John, Jeremy, and Garth are all awesome and taught a great course in a beautiful area. If you are taking AIRIE 1 and don't have skis/board or beacon/probe/shovel they will help you out and loan you what you need for the course!

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Rochelle Erskine
December 11, 2023

Sam delivered an awesome rescue course!

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christy mallak
September 4, 2023

I went on August 31st, Leaky was our guide. He was awesome and was very pleased with our white water rafting. Thanks so much

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Richard Cox
August 11, 2023

We did the full day with lunch and was extremely pleased! Our guide was outstanding, the trip was great and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.

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Kyle Drenckhahn
August 8, 2023

No need to waste time reading this review when you could already be on their website signing up, but I suppose it's your time to waste, so here's the deal. A couple weeks ago, my friend suggested we go rafting in Moab together. She had previously done a trip with Red River Adventures a while back and loved it, so it seemed like a safe bet for my inaugural float. Simple sign up, fair prices, and knowledgeable guides. Pretty much a no-brainer. It totally held up. We had a blast with our guide, the absolutely incredible Molly. Her witty humor and kindness were only matched by her knowledge of the area and of the river itself. Between the named rapids, of which she had complete and utter control over, she kept the group entertained with fun little facts about the local geography, wildlife, and surrounding community. It was an even better experience than I had hoped for. One and only one complaint: On our way back to our vehicles after the trip, Molly gave our group some recommendations for restaurants in the area, including burgers at Milt's. It sounded like the perfect place for my friend and I to grab a quick bite on our way out of town since we were running short on time, so we stopped by. They were "temporarily closed." Molly, burgers are on you next time I see ya. ;)

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Roland Ducomble
August 6, 2023

We had a great day of rafting. Very well organized. Thanks to our guide Kira, she very professional and entertaining. Lunch was very good thanks to Leaky. Overall a perfect day.

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Sam Mckellar
August 5, 2023

Best rafting trip we've been on, and certainly not our first. Highly recommend

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Liu Qian
August 3, 2023

Definitely a Great day on the River. Leaky kept us entertained the whole journey and there can be some swimming. We did the full day which lasts much longer on the River and had a free lunch.

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Elizabeth S
August 1, 2023

Had an awesome time rock climbing in Moab with Red River Adventures. Our guide, Ryan, was super cool and also professional and had safety as his #1 importance the whole time. Great temperatures and we were in the shade the whole time (did this approx 7:30am-12pm). Would definitely come again!

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Michael Myers
August 1, 2023

I had a blast!

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Gummi Bear
August 1, 2023

We enjoyed the rafting very much. We had a great time, and I especially enjoyed the swimming on the side of the boat portion. I loved the trip and highly recommend it.

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James Wojcik
July 31, 2023

Very relaxing and fun float. Class 1 and 2 rapids were obviously pretty easy but Molly, our guide, was great and the view was spectacular.

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Jacob Nizri
July 30, 2023

Great experience!!!

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Austin Adams
July 30, 2023

We had the best morning on the water with Red River! We did the half day rafting trip on the Colorado through the canyon. The scenery was amazing, our guide Ryan (and all the guides) was great, we had lots of time for swimming, and it was a great intro into whitewater for my younger son. Top notch organization!

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Dustin Farris
July 29, 2023

It was a lot of fun. I was not to sure what to expect but it was the best part of our trip. I would do the full day (I think its called 1/2 day). The information said it would be a bbq lunch but it was better than that. The lunch they provided was my favorite meal of our entire trip. Ryan was our guide and he did great and made it interesting and fun. 19/10 stars

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MK
July 27, 2023

We loved our experience at Red River Adventures! The guides were great - funny and provided lots of interesting facts along the way! Our kids age 12,10, 7 loved their first time white water rafting! Breathtaking views.

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Megan Kremser
July 26, 2023

My two kids (9 and 11 years old) did the full day white water rafting and morning Bow and Arrow canyoneering adventures. We had an awesome time and they are already to visit Moab again!

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Mckenna Evans
July 24, 2023

Very fun! The ride is a tad shorter than anticipated. I would go for the full day trip. Lots of chances to swim and generally goof around.

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Kristin Mathew
July 24, 2023

Dan was an amazing guide! Very down to earth and made us feel safe and comfortable at every step of the way.

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Erika Anderson
July 23, 2023

Had a great time!

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Alison Scott
July 22, 2023

Red River adventures did a great job with our large group of adults and teenagers! We’d definitely go with them again! And if you can, make sure you get Brendan as your guide, he’s the best!

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Ava Cox
July 22, 2023

My husband and I had a great time! Our guide, Kinsley, was amazing! She explained everything and make us feel safe and comfortable. The hike wasn't too strenuous and the views were spectacular! I'll definitely want to do this again next time we're in Moab.

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Emily Hatch
July 21, 2023

Awesome trip. The guides were so friendly and fun and also focused on safety. The lunch was incredible (chickpea curry!) and in addition to the gorgeous canyon red rock scenery we saw river otters and mountain goats. The length of the full trip was perfect and we wish we could do it again tomorrow.

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Brooke Casselberry
July 20, 2023

It was a great day on the river!

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Suzette Henschell
July 18, 2023

Shout out to Ryan who did a fantastic job leading our morning white water adventure. We had a great time. Highly recommend. Thanks again Ryan!

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Amy Miller
July 18, 2023

My husband and I decided to do the full day white water rafting trip at the end of June. The experience was fun and enjoyable. The entire team was kind, friendly and really seemed to care about everyone having a good experience. Things were very well organized but the highlight for us was our guide Olivia. She was awesome. She was very nice, funny and extremely knowledgeable of the area and the environment. Great experience and I would recommend this company and if you are lucky to have her, Olivia, as your guide.

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Bruce T
July 18, 2023

Competent guides, incredible scenery- just an awesome experience all around. The full guided trip seems like a bargain in retrospect. Our guide was Jonas and he did a hell of a job navigating us through some gnarly class 2-3 rapids during highwater (15-20k cfs).

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Cyndi Diaz
July 18, 2023

This was so amazing!! We loved the experience. Perfect for a family and you just can’t beat the scenery 🙌🏻

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bert ballet
July 17, 2023

We had a great trip! Mackenzie was a great guide, she was very pleasant and we felt very safe with her!

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Riley Heaton
July 15, 2023

Canyoneering was great! Ryan was the best. 2nd most handsome guide... I think... I didn't meet the other guides. But fr, he's pretty great

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lauren cooper
July 14, 2023

We had an amazing time on our first climb of the trip. We climbed at the Ice Cream Parlor with Kenzie, who was super cool and amazing. She was able to answer all of our questions about the area and provided a very positive experience for us