Grand Canyon Whitewater guide Jeff Pyle knows the Colorado River and Grand Canyon's myriad of hidden wonders better than many folks might know their own backyards — he has been leading white water rafting trips for more than 25 years! Here's his story, in his own words:
"I first encountered the Colorado River on a commercial river trip as a passenger in 1984. After that trip, I found the owner of the company and begged him for the next few years for a job. He finally had an opening for me in 1986 as a full-time guide. I have been guiding in Grand Canyon since then! I love the outdoors – kayaking, skiing, hiking, you name it. I love to share the geology and interesting factoids of the flora and fauna in Grand Canyon with my passengers. I also really enjoy taking people who have never camped or experienced the outdoors into the Grand Canyon on a raft trip. I love to open their eyes to the natural world and be able to show them the incredible place that it is."