Alex Frank

River Guide


Arvada, Colorado

AVA Employee Since


Favorite Trips

Browns Canyon Sizzler


Alex is a native Coloradoan who grew up exploring the rivers, forests, and cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. He knew his life’s passions would include whitewater among all the activities the mountains have to offer. He's stood atop many 14ers and floated down several majestic rivers.   After receiving his Associate’s degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Colorado Mountain College and Bachelor’s in Industrial design from the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver, he set out to take on the river for the summers each year. Aside from his black lab-mutt puppy, he loves food.


What a BLAST! Too much Fun!

We took the level 3 white water rafting adventure on the Arkansas River. It was me, my husband and three teenage boys. (our son and two friends). Mind you, I'm no spring chicken and Im not on the skinny side. It took the guide and two boys to get me into the raft but we did it! What an adventure! I fell half way out at one point and Alex grabbed my life jacket and hauled my fat ass back into the raft. I thought it was a hoot but I about gave my husband a heart attack. Alex was a wonderful guide. He knows his job , very experienced.....I felt safe with him. Quite a gentleman....he did his momma proud. This excursion was the highlight of our vacation. To Alex and all the guides who do this job daily, I pray for your safety and well being. Keep on keeping on. Thank you for the great memories. We had a BLAST!!!! Oh and lastly, whenever I see a picture of a Leprechaun, I will surely think of Alex.