Tarryall River Ranch

"Remember: There are No Strangers in Our Corner of the West!"


Tarryall River Ranch is a small dude ranch nestled in a sweet little valley in the Pike's National Forest of The Rocky Mountains on the edge of Lost Creek Wilderness at an elevation of 8600 feet. There are 12,000 feet high mountain peaks on one side of the ranch and rolling hills and meadows on the other side with the Tarryall River running right through the middle on our Ranch!


summer jobs at Tarryall River Ranch, Colorado

Our guests come to visit from around the world for an unforgettable western experience and genuine hospitality. Spend your days working in the beautiful Colorado outdoors, meeting new people and making lasting memories. This is the job everyone wishes they had when they were younger!

Our Jobs

We are currently seeking highly social and hard working folks to fill the following positions:

Fly Fishing Guide/Maintenance Person
Housekeeper/Waitstaff
Wrangler

Ideal Candidate

Since all employees at Tarryall River Ranch work and live together, it is imperative that we hire people who are flexible, have good people skills, and who like working as a team towards a common goal. We will never ask our staff to do anything we wouldn't do ourselves, and our staff will never be asked to work more hours than we do ourselves.

Room and Board

Housing is bunk-house style, therefore it is important that our employees respect each others space. Towels, pillow, and bed linens are provided.  Storage space is small so please pack appropriately.  We do supply you with a list of items we feel important for you to pack.

A laundry room is available on the Ranch.

There are three meals a day.  Breakfast is eaten with the Staff in the Staff Dining Room.  Lunch and Dinner are eaten with the Guests in the Main Dining Room.

Employee Perks

Pay is minimum wage plus tips (our guests tip well), and includes room and board.

For the most part all cell phones do work in our location, if not, there is a phone available designated for staff only when you need to make a call; it requires a calling card.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Wrangler jobs at Tarryall River Ranch, ColoradoTransportation to and from the Tarryall River Ranch is primarily the responsibility and at the expense of the employee. You may drive by car or fly or take a bus. If you fly or take a bus we will pick you up at the Colorado Springs, Colorado, Airport and/or Bus Station.

For Fun

You will be able to, and sometimes be expected to, participate in the activities planned for the guests. On your day off you will also be to take part in whatever activities the guests are doing. The entire staff has Saturday evening to Sunday evening off.  There are many places to go sight-seeing near the ranch and in Colorado Springs.  We encourage the staff to go see more of Colorado while here at the ranch for the summer.

How to Apply

Our summer season runs from approximately May 18th - August 31st.

Please email and let us know what position you are interested in. We will send you our full application and answer any questions as well.

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Season: Summer

Housing: Bunkhouse and Dorms

Staff Size: 9-11

Age Requirement: 19 or completion of one year of college

Location: Colorado