Mike Schmidt

Captain / Senior Guide

Mike grew up in Illinois and enjoyed many vacations with his family hiking and backpacking. He attended Western State Colorado University in 2010 and fell in love with the outdoors. Mike initially learned to love rafting when he participated in a water-based course through Western State on the Yampa River which was affiliated with Adrift. He spent five seasons raft guiding with Scenic River Tours on the Taylor and Gunnison rivers. He was a head boatman for the last two seasons. He was also a Chef De Garde Manger at Uley’s Cabin on Mt. Crested Butte. He joined Adrift Dinosaur in 2017 to further his love multi-day rafting and cooking. In the off-season, Mike leads climbing and canyoneering trips in Arizona. He’s looking forward to joining you on the river!