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Hiking, backpacking & llama Guides – Turn great adventures into unforgettable experiences!

Wildland Trekking Hiring Team

Acadia, Maine St. George, Utah Mariposa, California Olympia, Washington Felt, Idaho Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming West Yellowstone, Montana Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Flagstaff, Arizona Estes Park, Colorado Burlington, Vermont

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Job Type

21 Years Old

Minimum Age

1 year

Minimum Experience

Job Description

Wildland Trekking Co is seeking Guides to lead backpacking, hiking and llama trekking trips. Work from May- October OR June through September/October *Location dependent* in one of the following areas: The Greater Yellowstone region, New England, Pacific Northwest, Grand Canyon, Greater Sierras/Yosemite, Southern Utah and Joshua Tree or The Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

We are also hiring full time, 40 hour, 4 day a week, regular schedule day hike positions March - October or June - September in Grand Canyon, Sierras, Yellowstone NP, Rocky Mountain NP, and Southern UT. See our website for more details on all positions above.

Guides manage all aspects of the trip. They prep gear and food, cook meals, teach guests the basics of backpacking and camping, provide interpretive information, manage risk in variable environments, and facilitate social dynamics and guest satisfaction.

Benefits include a fun, supportive work environment with high-quality people, a wage scale that rewards field experience, paid training, post-trip gratuities, and opportunities for professional growth into management positions. Imagine working a job where many of America's premier hiking destinations are your day-to-day lifestyle.

The Wildland Trekking Company offers small group, multi-day backpacking or llama/mule supported trips, day hikes, car-camping basecamp style, and inn-based hiking trips for adults and families looking to experience unforgettable hiking vacations in majestic landscapes. Guests can expect delicious meals and extraordinary guides who have the ability to turn a great get-away into an unforgettable, inspiring adventure. 

21 years of age
Previous guiding experience (2 years preferred)
Hold, or obtain, a valid WFR/WEMT
Hold, or be willing to obtain, a ServSafe of Backcountry Food handlers Certification
Clean Background check and Motor Vehicle Record (minor infraction ok)
Excellent camping/backcountry living skills 
Experience and desire to cook delicious meals in an outdoor setting 
Practiced interpretation and/or teaching skills, strong local knowledge (or willingness to dig in and learn about an area) 
A service-oriented work ethic
High level of fitness
Enthusiasm for being outside in all weather
Superb customer service and people skills

International Applicants Accepted?


Primary Certification

Basic Food Handlers, First Aid / CPR, WFR

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