Arizona River Stories: Laura Fallon
August 12, 2016
Laura Fallon
Laura Fallon was pursuing a theater career in New York before being convinced to become a river guide while on vacation.

In the dog days of summer in Arizona, many people escape the heat for a float down the river. Most return home with a good story. In Flagstaff, river guides often take great pride in the craft of weaving a good yarn.

In our series, "Arizona River Stories," we'll hear tales from five of these storytellers.


Laura Fallon had a theater career in New York when she went on a river trip in the Grand Canyon more than 15 years ago. Guides on the trip convinced her she should work with them. So she came back and has been guiding ever since.

Fallon shares her experience "going big" with well-known political columnist Molly Ivins, who had gathered a group of friends to raft down the Canyon as a final hurrah to celebrate her final session of chemotherapy.

Read more from this series:

Part 1: David Edwards
Part 2: Christa Sadler
Part 3: Brad Dimock
Part 4: Betsy Harter