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Hiring: Experienced raft guides to run the Royal Gorge

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 2024

River Runners is seeking experienced raft guides to run the Royal Gorge in Colorado. Peak season is from mid-June through August 15, but work is available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Guides from other rivers must complete training and qualification runs with a River Runners instructor. Successful applicants will run both Bighorn Sheep Canyon (Class III-IV) and the Royal Gorge (Class IV-V) of the Arkansas River. 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 need to provide a training log from a Colorado River Outfitter. Out-of-state applicants will need to submit a training log 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 (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 “Experienced Raft Guide – Royal Gorge” in the subject line and in your application.

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