Kurtis Colter

Day Tours Guide

Guiding since:


At REI since:



Tempe, AZ

What type of tours do you guide?

Single-day tours


My favorite forms of outdoor recreation are hiking and kayaking. Additionally, I’m a huge music junkie and history nerd.

What do you love most about guiding?

There is a lot to love when working in adventure travel. But, my favorite aspect of guiding is getting to provide historical and cultural context for the tours that we operate.

A memorable moments from your job:

We had an early morning kayaking tour after a night of rain, where the fog hung on the water for the duration of the tour. It was a beautiful float and a really unique way to see the Sonoran Desert.