Ryan “Fish” Cole

Vehicle Maintenance Manager/River Guide

Hometown

Liberal, Kansas

AVA Employee Since

2005

Favorite Trips

The Numbers Wyldride, The Numbers Half Day, The Numbers / Narrows Full Day

ABOUT Ryan

Ryan "Fish" Cole has been guiding professionally since 2003 after accepting a mountain bike guiding position with AVA.  Throughout the years, he's played on great whitewater in Colorado, West Virginia, Africa, Costa Rica, and the Grand Canyon.  Off the river, you can find Fish playing in the woods on a mountain unicycle, or potentially playing with fire. And to answer the question many of us have been asking for years: no, his nickname does not come from the river but instead something that happened to him in elementary school that has stuck around. We'll leave it at that.

REVIEWS FOR RYAN'S TRIPS

INTENSE

The Gauntlet is intense and 'Fish' was a totally rad dude!

EPIC ADVENTURE

We had an Epic adventure!!!! It was an absolute ball and we will be returning for more Colorado white water rafting adventures!