Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours

Royal Gorge Rafting
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Our Focus

Royal Gorge Rafting began running river trips in 2004 and since that time we have become the most popular choice for rafting the Royal Gorge. With that, we always keep our focus on quality over quantity and making sure our guests remain our #1 priority in everything we do.

We're located in the upper Arkansas River Basin “An Outdoor Paradise in Central Colorado” Geographically considered a high desert. Offering kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, fishing and much much more.

About Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours

Royal Gorge Rafting began running river trips in 2004 and since that time we have become the most popular choice for rafting the Royal Gorge. With that, we always keep our focus on quality over quantity and making sure our guests remain our #1 priority in everything we do. From their overall safety to our goal of exceeding their expectations. We know that in order to get this right we need to have the best staff we can employ on and off the river.

The Employee Experience

Working with Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours empowers you to be the product, to be the guide that changes attitudes and outlooks. Being a guide allows impact and is an exciting and reflective experience. Our objective is focused on seamless experiences for our guests which helps to create an easy-going atmosphere and overall a fun and positive workplace. 

The Arkansas River is one of amazing excitement and serenity all centrally located to our base location. Opportunites are in multitude between rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, climbing and so much more!

We are proud to have a staff that overwhelmingly returns season after season and is the reason training opportunities with Royal Gorge Rafting are few and far between. 

Immediate questions? Call: 719 924 0594

Ideal Candidate

We are proud to offer professional guide training for new guides. We treat your experience in our guide training program with great detail and care as you literally become a part of our Company.

Guide training in 2018 Begins May 18th and runs up to 3 weeks. (*TRAINING IS STILL OPEN FOR 2018 & WE ARE STILL SEEKING EXPERIENCED GUIDES & KAYAKERS)

Room and Board

There are many available options in our region for habitation. Submit your application via our site or call for the many options available.

Employee Perks

We have rafting and ziplining onsite which you will have access to as well as a strong team of kayakers and guides that value time outdoors.

Getting Here and Getting Around

You can get here by plane train or automobile, bike hike or skateboard. Once here, getting around is pretty straight forward. Call for more info: 719 924 0594

For Fun

There is a ton of activity here. It's bubbling! Hike, bike, climb, raft, ride, photograph, star gaze, dance, attend music festivals, visit cultural attractions and much more. Sky is the limit!

Our Jobs

Training & Hiring - Raft Guides, Zip Line Guides, Customer Service Reps and More...

Guide training in 2018 Begins May 18th and runs up to 3 weeks. (*TRAINING IS STILL OPEN FOR 2018 & WE ARE STILL SEEKING EXPERIENCED GUIDES & KAYAKERS)

Bus Drivers

We will be looking for drivers with a Commercial Drivers License to accommodate our trip shuttles. Must be personable and outgoing to fully fit in with our staff and guests.

Customer Service Representative

We are looking for intelligent individuals that like to be challenged with their work. This position will require you to learn about and experience all of the trips and locations we offer. If you like to interact with people this is a great job for you. 

Royal Gorge Rafting

Raft Guides

Canon City

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our whitewater raft guide training and employment opportunities. Guide training in 2018 Begins May 18th and runs up to 3 weeks. (*TRAINING IS STILL OPEN FOR 2018 & WE ARE STILL SEEKING EXPERIENCED GUIDES & KAYAKERS)

The short summary of a job with Royal Gorge Rafting will be to guide guests safely down the Arkansas River on half day & full day adventures on the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. We require our guides to be capable and entertaining communicators, maintain a professional work ethic, have the ability to perform calmly under pressure, prove common sense and integrity and the ability to keep a positive personable attitude towards your guests & colleagues. We always require our staff to be open-minded in communication with our staff and above all else with our guests. A quintessential guide with Royal Gorge Rafting is as much an entertainer, educator, and communicator as they are a solid boater.

The primary skills you will obtain through training will be:

Communication Skills • Leading & Entertaining Groups • Organizing & Leading Daily Expeditions • Properly Loading & Unloading Gear • Vehicle & Trailer Inspection • Proper Inspection, Fitting, Wearing & Use of PFD's & Associated Gear • Rigging, Maintenance & Inspection of Rafts & Gear • Reading & Understanding River Currents, Eddies & Waves • Reading & Understanding River Hazards • Maneuvering through Currents, Eddies & River Hazards • On River Communication & Importance of Clear Communication • Scouting (Reading) & Running Rapids • Assessing & Safely Approaching River Rescue Scenarios • Carrying Out Emergency & Rescue Procedures • Proper White Water Swimming Techniques • Minimizing & Explaining Resource Impacts • On & Off River Etiquette & Proper Communication with other Peers • Understanding & Communication of Local History & Environment 

The White Water Bar & Grill

Every summer the White Water Bar & Grill employs wait staff, bartenders, kitchen personnel & hostesses. If you would like to join the White Water Bar & Grill this summer contact Ty Seufer:  tyseufer@gmail.com or call 303 419 6782.

Vacation Rental Housekeeping

We rent out 4 Luxury Vacation Rental Houses to our guests through out the year. The busiest season for the Vacation Rentals are From May to September. If you have prior experience in house keeping or have a knack for professionally cleaning houses this position may interest you.

Zip Line Course Manager

Canon City

Zip Line Guides

Canon City

How to Apply

Complete our online application. If you have specific questions that we haven't answered here on our Profile or on our website, give a call - 719 924 0594. My name is Jimmy, and I am happy to answer your questions!

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