Remote Colorado Zip Line Seeking Summer Zip Line Guides, Ecology Naturalists, Cooks, Office Staff, and More!
Soaring Treetop Adventures is the world’s largest zip line adventure of its kind. If you seek adventure while living in a pristine mountain and forest environment, then Soaring Treetop Adventures is the place for you! Now hiring Zipline Guides, Ecology Guides, Cooks, Office staff, and Dishwasher/Laundry staff for the upcoming summer season.
Soaring is remotely located in the San Juan mountains north of Durango, Colorado. There is NO road access to our zip line property, and our guests and staff access our beautiful property via the historic Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
About Soaring Treetop Adventures
Our team seeks friendly, fun, outgoing, professional individuals who are interested in working in a unique environment for the summer season! Seeking candidates for full season (May-October) and peak season (May-mid-August).
Soaring is all about providing the best full-day zip line adventure that guests could ever experience. Our zipline course is remotely located on 180 private acres of the former five-star Tall Timber Resort, in the heart of the San Juan National Forest. Soaring is a zip line experience delivered with five-star service, and working at Soaring provides individuals with a chance to experience the untouched beauty of the Southwest while gaining valuable guest service experience.
Our guests range in age from 4-94 and are seeking the best of the best. YOU are a big part of the day--not only providing safety and knowledge but by spending the better part of each day with the guests, your outgoing, friendly, personable demeanor shines through. Since Soaring was born out of a Five Star resort, we are seeking mature-minded extroverts with a professional attitude.
Guests arrive by historic steam train to our remote property and are greeted by our entire Soaring staff. From there, they spend the day in the trees with our Sky Rangers (zip line guides) and Eco Rangers (naturalists). Halfway through the day, our kitchen staff serves a gourmet lunch in a suspended platform overlooking the Animas River. The guest day ends when the train picks them up in the late afternoon. Each day is a day of fun and adventure!
The Employee Experience
Employees will find they are in for a really rewarding summer experience at Soaring. The fresh mountain air and the pristine forest environment are without comparison. Living on 180 private acres of land surrounded by the San Juan National Forest is unique as you are immersed in nature and the beauty of the mountains as you live and work in the same place. Staff does not need to worry about driving a car to get to work - everyone lives and works on the property together.
Staff members not only enjoy this amazing property, but also the college town of Durango and greater southwest Colorado on their two days off a week. There is much to explore and experience in this part of the country. Hiking, waterfalls, aspen forests, fishing, rafting, and lots and lots of nature abound.
The best part of Soaring is the incredible life-long friendships that are made by living and working together outside of the "real world" and then spending time together on days off.
Living and working in a remote, wilderness environment can be a rewarding and life-changing experience. Because of our being a seasonal summer business, we attract many similarly-aged, extroverted, adventuresome individuals who are eager to make the most of their summer. With spotty cell service and no TV, staff members actually spend the majority of their free time with each other hiking, exploring, camping, and adventuring together.
The conservative family that runs Soaring previously ran a Five Star resort on the property, and the expectations for amazing customer service is high. It is a work hard, play hard environment. The owners expect clean-cut, articulate, personable staff who are able to think on their feet and to conduct themselves in a Five Star manner. Each position on the team requires leadership skills and the ability to work well as a team and to think and work independently. Smoking and drugs (including marijuana) are NOT permitted on the property by staff or guests.
Those who understand this philosophy and who are able to commit to being their best usually return to work with us year after year. The job is rewarding and staff who have come and gone remain tightly bonded with the family and each other. They communicate with the family on how their season(s) at Soaring have shaped them into better doctors, managers, engineers, etc. because of the learned customer service skills.
Room and Board
The Soaring property is remotely located on 180 private acres surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and is not road-accessible. Staff housing and meals are provided on-site and free staff parking is available off property.
Meals and Housing are included as part of your employment with us!
Housing is cabin-style, with most cabins having 1-2 bedrooms (2 staff per room), a living room, and a bathroom. It is about a 20-minute walk between the zip line property and housing.
Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and are served at set times during the day. Our chefs prepare amazing meals for our staff as well as our guests.
Meals and housing are included in your monthly salary. Free parking is provided at our private lot in Rockwood. Train passes are available. The Animas River runs through our 180-acre property and is some of the best fly fishing around. Hiking trails and plunging waterfalls abound around the property.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Durango has an airport served by United, American, Delta, and Frontier. A car is handy to get around to explore the area, and staff parking is provided. However, with no road access, guests and staff alike take the historic Durango railroad to and from our property. For new staff arrivals, we are happy to pick you up at the airport in Durango, or meet you in our parking area if you bring a vehicle. From there we will take you and your gear up to the property in our private vehicle that operates on the train tracks!
There is so much to explore in Southwest Colorado that it is helpful to have a car but not necessary. Many staff with the same days off will get together for camping or hiking or just going to town.
Our staff works a five-day on, two-day off work week, which allows time to explore the amazing mountains and towns of the Southwest. Enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, and exploring the beauty of the Colorado mountains on your days off. Visit old mining towns like Silverton, Ouray, and Telluride and partake in the many local summer festivals, or explore old abandoned gold mines in the area. Durango is a dynamic college town, and many of our staff occasionally head into town to enjoy white water rafting, mountain biking, cafes, restaurants, and the ambiance and history of historic Durango.
How to Apply
If you’d like to be a part of our professional team, please email us a cover letter highlighting your relevant job experience, along with your resume, and three professional references.
We hire candidates that present themselves professionally – in a clean-cut manner. The property is entirely non-smoking for guests as well as staff.
Email your submission with your name and desired position in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit our website and watch our homepage video at www.SoaringColorado.com!