Experienced Royal Gorge raft guide

Royal Gorge Raft Guides.

Royal Gorge – May through Labor Day, 2020

River Runners is seeking to fill Royal Gorge raft guide positions in Cañon City, Colorado for summer, 2020. Experienced raft guides from other rivers must complete training and qualification runs with a River Runners instructor. Successful experienced raft guide applicants will run both Bighorn Sheep Canyon (Class III-IV) and the Royal Gorge (Class IV-V) of the Arkansas River.

Our number one priority is safety and customer service. Successful applicants will be friendly, dependable and knowledgeable about whitewater rafting. A minimum of 750 miles (50 percent commercial and 50 percent training) must be logged to guide the Royal Gorge.

Colorado raft guide requirements

Experienced in-state applicants will be required to provide a training log from an accredited Colorado company. Out-of-state applicants will need to submit a training log from an accredited company and complete the Out-of-State Guide Minimum Qualification Form. All commercial raft guides in Colorado are required to have a current First Aid and CPR certification by an accredited institution (online courses are not accepted). Swift Water Rescue (SWR), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and/or other advanced training is preferred.

To apply
Submit your cover letter, résumé, and three references to
Please designate “Royal Gorge raft guide” in the subject line and in your application.

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