Small Performance Tours Logo

Raft Trips
Purchase Photos
Follow Us

Sign up for newsletter

Mon – Sun 8.00 – 7.30

Stu in a kayak


Raft Guide


Performance Tours Family Since


Fun Facts

Stu is a legend on the Arkansas River. He has been guiding in Colorado since 1974.

He is a retired Avalanche Forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

Stu’s favorite part about working for Performance Tours is the adventure, camaraderie among guides, and the beauty and mystery of the river.

What Guests Say About Stu

The is not a better guide on the river than Stu!! He knows everything about that river and where each and every rock is!! He is so knowledgeable and made the whole day an unbelievable experience!! The deli lunch was great as was everything else.


July 2013

What Guests Say About Stu

Stu is an excellent guide plus a real a good guy. He knows so much about the area, the rapids and surrounding mountains, he made our running of the rapids not only exciting but also informative making for a fantastic trip. We met the other guides on the team for the day and each guide was extremely good but Stu made our day.


July 2017

What Guests Say About Stu

Great time! Took my wife, 16 and 12 year old daughters on what was our first rafting trip and could not have had a better time. We were with Arkansas river legend Stu with 30+ years experience. We will be back.


July 2017