Majestic Dude Ranch

Come work at the Majestic!

Majestic Dude Ranch offers guests a vacation of a lifetime full of bucket list activities and exciting adventures. We pride ourselves in creating memories for guests that will last them a lifetime.

The Majestic Dude Ranch is located in Mancos. Colorado adjacent to the pristine La Plata Mountain Range between Durango and Cortez.

About Majestic Dude Ranch

Majestic Dude Ranch offers guests a vacation of a lifetime full of bucket list activities and exciting adventures.  We are located in Southwest Colorado in the quaint town of Mancos.  We offer guests an amazing horse program with a different trail ride every day, whitewater rafting, clay pigeon shooting, target shooting, archery, mountain biking, mountain climbing, hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing, paintball and so much more!  We also have an excellent kids program. We specialize in accommodating and tailoring the guest’s vacation so they have the best week of their lives.  We pride ourselves in creating a vacation for people that create memories that will last a lifetime.  We genuinely love our guests and want to build bonds and genuine connections with them. We are looking for genuine honest hardworking people to join our team!

The Employee Experience

Working at a guest ranch is fun and fulfilling. The days are very busy and full of hard work. But boy does it pay off!  You will meet the most incredible people. The main goal here at Majestic Dude Ranch is to make the guests feel as welcomed and comfortable as possible.  We want each guest to feel like family when they leave and to leave having had the best vacation of their life.  Each staff member can expect to help in different areas of ranch operations at some time or another such as housekeeping, waiting tables, dishwashing, clearing trails, and grounds keeping.  Everyone that works here must be willing to help in all areas no matter their title.  We all wear many hats!!  You will get to meet some incredible people while working on a dude ranch.  We pride ourselves on really connecting and bonding with our guests.  You will learn valuable life lessons working on a ranch.  You will learn how to connect with people both staff and guests, how to work as a team member, how to work through conflict, and the value of a hard day's work. 

Ideal Candidate

We are extremely selective as to who we hire.  We strive to make a drama free work environment and emphasize the importance of team work.  This starts with the type of people we hire and the environment we create.  The ranch is nothing without an exceptional staff, so we take hiring very seriously.  It is important to understand working on a guest ranch is not a paid vacation, it is a challenging but rewarding work experience.  We are a drug and alcohol free facility - We have a zero tolerance. We expect our staff to have the following qualities:

  • Must have a strong work ethic
  • Hardworking
  • Take job and responsibilities very seriously
  • Respectful to all guests and staff
  • Must have honesty and integrity
  • Must be a team player
  • Have a positive attitude and outlook on life
  • Absolutely no gossip or drama - we have a zero drama policy
  • Attentive to the needs of both the guests and staff
  • Flexible and easy going
  • Easy to get along with and respectful of people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Communicate effectively and tactfully to both staff and guests
  • Enjoy working with people and genuinely care about their well-being and needs
  • Go out of your way for guests to feel special and welcomed
  • Love the outdoors
  • Must have no visible tattoos or facial piercings

Room and Board

We provide free room and board as well as three meals a day.  Staff lives on the property in shared bunkhouses.  There are some private rooms.  There are separate living quarters for male and female staff. Wi-Fi is available in some areas of the ranch due to being remote.  We provide basic furnishings, bed linens, pillows, and towels as well as washer and dryer and detergent. Pets are not allowed.  Staff cabins are rustic.

Employee Perks

We offer competitive compensation with room and board included and three meals a day. Along with the competitive compensation, we also do tip sharing.  Tips are divided between each staff member each pay period (every 2 weeks). 

Getting Here and Getting Around

We highly recommend that staff bring their own vehicle so they can take advantage of all the amazing places close to the ranch on their time off. However, if they cannot bring a vehicle, we will pick them up and take them to the airport on arrival and departure. We are in a remote area, so you cannot really ride your bike into town. You would need your own vehicle to get around to other places. It is not an expectation for other staff to drive you around during your time here and ranch vehicles are not available for personal use. We encourage you to bring your own vehicle if possible.

For Fun

As we are surrounded by Federal Land, there are ample recreation opportunities for our staff to participate in. Lake Mancos State Park is located directly adjacent to the ranch and provides hiking trails, fishing holes, and ample space for water sports. The San Juan National Forest is just 3 miles away and is great for camping, hiking, biking, and 4x4 adventures. Hiking trails lead directly from the ranch onto the surrounding land. World class mountain biking is just minutes away. There are numerous fun mountain towns to take a day trip to as well. As we are so close to the four corners, you can easily head into Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico too. With 8 National Parks within a 4 hour drive, there is never a shortage of activities to enjoy. We are happy to share the best-kept secrets of the southwest with you, and we are sure you will fall in love with the location!

Mesa Verde National Park – 12 mi – One of the nation’s premier parks right in our backyard. The park offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from AD 600 to 1300.

Four Corners Monument – 60 mi – Stand on hallowed ground on the border of four states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico) and the boundary between two Native American governments – the Navajo Nation and Ute Mountain Tribe.

Durango – 23 mi – One of the coolest towns in the west! Lots of restaurants, premier shopping, etc. Also home to the world famous Durango to Silverton steam train ride…

Telluride – 45 miles – one of the premier resort towns in the west – excellent skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and birding.

Grand Canyon – 225 miles – Can’t miss one of the world’s natural seven wonders! 

300 days of sunshine per year, mild temps, super low humidity, very few mosquitoes, bugs, or poisonous snakes.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to and indicate which position(s) you are interested in applying for. Do not hesitate to reach out to our office with questions.

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