Wildland Trekking is seeking guides to facilitate day hike, multi day backpack, base camp, lodge based, and llama supported trips to start summer 2023 in Southern Utah. Operating areas include: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Paria Slot Canyons, Grand Staircase Escalante, Death Valley and Joshua Tree.
***Full- time, day hike guide positions also available***
The guides’ primary responsibility is to enhance the lives of guests by doing everything in their power to lead and facilitate a safe, fun, positive, unforgettable outdoor adventure experience while fostering a respect and appreciation for the special places we travel in. Multi-day trips with Wildland Trekking range from 3-7 days with mileages that range from 5-12 miles per day.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): guest email correspondence before the trip, gear and food preparation, pre-trip orientation meeting, assisting guests in learning basic skills (backpack adjusting and putting up tents, etc), natural and human history interpretation, risk management, first aid, cooking and clean-up, gear repair in the field, meaningful post trip wrap up with guests, post trip gear de-issue and trip debrief. Some trips require guides to drive groups to and from the trailhead, possibly including pulling a trailer.
In program areas where we offer llama trips, guides are trained as llama wranglers in addition to our guide training, and assume all llama related responsibilities in addition to guide duties described above.
Pay: guide pay varies by state. Wildland pays by the hour in accordance with all state and overtime laws. In addition, gratuities make a significant part of overall compensation. We are happy to discuss this in more detail with anyone who is selected for an interview.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding


21 years old
Pass background, motor vehicle check, and drug test (CA)
Backcountry Food Handlers and LNT Certs
Able to hike 15 miles /day with pack weight up to 55-65 lbs
Able to attend 5-day guide training (paid)
Willingness to get llama-trained (paid 4-day training) and work llama trips for positions in UT.
>50 field days in a professional outdoor guide role or professional experience in outdoor education.
Extensive personal backpacking experience in a variety of conditions.

Required Skills:

-Strong back-country skills (i.e. maps, compass/GPS, route finding, river crossings, water purification, bear country, camp stove use, back-country cooking, etc.).
-Interpretation knowledge for areas applying.
-Ability to work independently and use good judgment for decision making in a variety of situations.
-Efficient and effective organizational skills.
-Strong work ethic .
-Speak and write English fluently, excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
-Strong customer service skills.

Preferred Skills:

1-2+ years of experience in a professional outdoor guide or professional experience in outdoor education.
Background in geology, ecology, biology, native and modern history or expertise in at least one of our program locations.
Excellent outdoor cooking skills and ability to create a fantastic menu factoring food allergies, restrictions and preferences.
Two years of commercial driving experience.
Fluent in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese a plus.

About The Wildland Trekking Company

Wildland Trekking takes adults and families hiking into the world’s most beautiful and wild landscapes, and making sure every detail is carefully orchestrated to make our guest’s experience unforgettable. Guides bring our destinations to life through dialed-in logistics, wonderful meals, fascinating interpretation. Our backcountry and basecamp trips include off the beaten path itineraries, top-of-the-line gear and fantastic backcountry cooking; our inn-based tours feature hand-picked inns, hotels and lodges that put you right in the action; and our stock and porter supported trips offer a rare opportunity to explore the backcountry with light day packs.

Application Instructions

***Please visit our website for more information and to fill out an in depth application: https://wildlandtrekking.com/employment-opportunities/ ***