Thank you for your interest in Utah rafting employment with High Country Adventure. If you love the great outdoors and want to help us make great memories for our guests, we hope that you’ll apply for a position on our team.
High Country Adventure is the largest Northern Utah rafting company that serves the Ogden, Salt Lake, Park City and Provo areas. We employ approximately three year-round positions at our company and 40 summer seasonal staff. Seasonal work and guide training starts in May and ends around Labor Day – Weekends are busy and we are flexible with summer schedules. At HCA we pride ourselves on professionalism and excellent customer service. It is our goal to provide the best guides with the best equipment and to always go the extra mile to make sure we take care of all of our customers’ needs.
We are always looking for quality individuals to join our staff. Whether you have years of guiding experience or this is your first attempt at becoming an outdoor professional, we have a position for you. If you are an experienced rafter or want to be one or are interested in joining our team as a Guest Services Representative, Guest Services Manager, or CDL Bus Driver, Shuttle Driver or River Take-Out Coordinator please fill out an application online. Company parties and extended river trips included!
Guest Services Representative – $15+ Check-In Guests , Monitor Online Chat, Make Reservations by Phone or Online, Coordinate Parking
Guest Services Manager – $22+ Help office(s) staff, Data integration and email campaigns, Office Inventory, Guide/Guest coordination, occasional shuttle service, google review management
CDL Bus Driver – $20+ Safely Transport guests to river put-in – load tubes – Commercial Drivers License with prior bus driving experience recommended – We can provide CDL training and certification for approved candidates
Shuttle Driver – $17+ Minimum Age 18 with safe driving record – Drive Vans and trucks with trailers and gear to river put-in, Load gear and help with maintenance
River Take-Out Coordinator – $10+ Fourteen years or older – Help guests and equipment out of the river or portage the train bridge
River Guide – $15-$25 is average range for guides 18 years and older (17 turning 18 during summer is acceptable) Responsibilities include safe driving of vehicles, loading gear, guiding different size rafts and kayaks, and storing and maintaining equipment.
If you are not a certified rafting guide but wish to become one, please read the information below about our guide training program, completion of which is required for anyone without previous guiding experience.
Our training will give candidates the skills and know-how to perform the job of a river rafting professional. However, proper attitude and an outstanding work ethic are traits that must already be possessed. If this is your first year seeking employment as a river guide, you will need to attend our guide training. The cost is free and it begins annually early May and is approximately four weeks. We offer a flexible training program for both the Provo and Weber Rivers. Minimum age is 17. We also provide CPR and First Aid certifications for those that successfully perform during the rafting training sessions.
Please note that acceptance into our training program does not guarantee employment. The successful completion of the training program along with your attitude and work ethic will determine your employment with HCA. If hired, training will continue on the Provo and Weber Rivers until you are ready to guide commercially (usually one to two weeks). Once you have completed the training and your ‘Check-Out Run,’ a first year guide can gross between $3,000 and $5,000 plus $900-2000 in tips.
High Country Adventures is licensed by the Department of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, and managed by the Deer Creek State Park.
All trainees are required to have a minimum of Red Cross Basic First Aid and CPR certifications before their first commercial trip for HCA. These certifications are included for those who finish guide training. Advanced certifications and CDL Drivers License are not only taken into consideration during the application process, but they will also result in pay increases.