Zip Line Guides
Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours

Royal Gorge Rafting

Play for Work - Work For Play - Zip Line Guides Wanted! - No Experience Needed

Royal Gorge Region, Canon City, CO

  • summer
Canon City, Colorado
unknown / hour + tips
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 4 months. (May 15, 2023)


We are looking for adventurous souls to join our existing Zipline guide team at Royal Gorge Zipline Tours!

A Day in the life of a Zipline Guide:

We have two different courses, our Classic and our Extreme.  We start running our tours at 8am and our last goes out at 6pm.  Every 30 minutes a tour can typically go out in between those times daily. Though we stay open all year long, our high season falls between Memorial Day and Labor day when guides can run up to 3 tours a day.  Though we stay open all year long, our high season falls between Memorial Day and Labor day. Two guides run together on each tour, on each course with up to 8 guests. A Classic tour has 9 ziplines ending with a dual raceline, ¾ mile of hiking between lines and takes up to 2 hours. An Extreme tour has 11 ziplines, ending with a dual raceline, ¾ mile of more intense hiking and ends on a 70 ft. tower. Extreme guides are responsible for facilitating guests jumping off using an arrest system lowering them to the ground.  Extreme tours usually take about 3 hours.


Guides are paid per tour plus tips.  Guides may also pick up extra hours as ground support, performing daily inspections, course maintenance, and/or being a course photographer.  


We conduct our new guide training in house which consists of both classroom and on course practice.  The training program is a 6 day/ 60 hour course. After successful completion, new guides are required to take two tours with a mentor guide before being able to take tours on their own.  

Canon City:

Canon City has so much to offer if you enjoy any type of outdoor activities. There are lots of local hikes, over 100 miles of mountain biking trails, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and tons of sightseeing.

It's a season filled with fun and exploration within a great outdoorsy community!

Hope to hear from you soon!

How to Apply

Please fill out our online application via our website via the link below. 

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