Hikemaster (Room & Board Included!)
YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center

Love outdoors? Join our team in the beautiful High Rockies!

On the stunning eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park


Hikemaster (Room & Board Included!)

YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center
Estes Park Center, Colorado
$220.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 14, 2018)

This position starts in May, 2018.


Position Summary:

The Hikemaster leads guests, members and YMCA staff on hikes and provides interpretation in and around the YMCA grounds, Rocky Mountain National Park and regional national forests. The Hikemaster also provides customer service and administrative support at the hiking desk.


Essential Functions / Requirements:

  • Must have up-to-date certifications in Wilderness First Aid and CPR
  • Must have successfully completed the Hikemaster In Training (HIT) program
  • Must be able to hike 5-20 miles per day in remote areas
  • Must have knowledge of RMNP and surrounding areas
  • Must have a high degree of skill working with people of all ages
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards
  • Must be able to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays


Other Functions / Requirements:

  • Safely lead groups on hikes and nature walks of 2 to 20 miles in a variety of weather conditions
  • Engage in conversation for long periods of time and keep people involved and educated
  • Sign up to lead hikes by the deadline each week
  • Attend and participate in weekly hikemaster staff meetings
  • Know and adhere to hiking policies and procedures set forth by YMCA of the Rockies
  • Answer questions and give guidance and hiking suggestions at hiking desk in Mountain Center
  • Use a computer to assist guests in enrolling for guided hikes and enter data prior to and after hikes
  • Handle cash/credit cards and use a cash register to record deposits for borrowed hiking equipment and merchandise sales
  • Call hikers prior to hikes to confirm attendance and make logistical arrangements
  • All other duties as assigned



This is a seasonal, hourly (based on 40 hours/week) position, paying $220/week, with employee perks including:

  • Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free wifi and no bills!)
  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, trails, roller rink, library, and an art center
  • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
  • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Resident Office
  • Other employee perks and discounts, including:
    • Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and facility)
    • 20% discount at our General Store, Rustic Café, and Jackson Stable horseback rides
    • Discounts at local merchants
    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges


How to Apply

Apply online!


Contact Info