Guides at Zion Adventures are canyoneers, climbers, hikers, and/or mountain bikers, we are also educators and leaders. We thrive on sharing our passion for the outdoors with others and by giving them the skills and autonomy to do so on their own. A Zion Adventures guide is a powerful mixture of character, empathy, integrity, curiosity, and humility. You will be joining a diverse group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds all united by a common mission and a passion for experiential learning, education, and the outdoors. We are in a constant pursuit to better ourselves and the organization. Many of those who have moved here to be guides with us have found this chapter of their lives to be much longer than they expected, and are happy for it. If working with and being challenged by these types of people excites and inspires you, we encourage you to apply. All qualified candidates will be given thorough consideration and evaluation.

Job Description
-Facilitate half- and full-day hiking trips.
-Create a safe, fun, and educational atmosphere for clients
-Wash, repair, and maintain guide equipment
-Build a comprehensive knowledge base of the roads, hikes, canyons, and hidden secrets of Zion National Park and the surrounding areas

Dates of Employment
-July 15th, 2024 – October 31, 2024
-Schedule is determined by client demand and trip bookings. As a result, you may work 3 days during some weeks and 5 days other weeks. Our aim is to create a regular work schedule for you where you have the same 2 consecutive days off.
-There is year-round guiding available for a few staff members. Guides who have stayed throughout the winter months (slower season) have found most work through completing projects around the shop.

Staff housing is available. Single rooms available in a 3 bedroom duplex.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding


-Minimum of 23 years of age
-Wilderness First Responder Certification
-Clean driving record

Required Skills:

-An enduring commitment to learning, and the ability to do so quickly
-Ability to work well with all types of people, especially children
-An appreciation for working with beginners and experts alike
-Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively
-Sound judgment​ and risk management
-Leadership Presence
-A high level of social grace
-The ability to form meaningful connections with others quickly

Preferred Skills:

-Previous guiding or leadership experience (Strongly preferred)
-Skills and knowledge within the realm of your guide specialty (Hiking, canyoneering, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking)

About Zion Adventure Company

Since 1996 Zion Adventure Company has been the premier outfitter and guide company serving Zion National Park and Southern Utah. We offer equipment and bike rentals, trailhead shuttle services, and guiding in canyoneering, rock climbing, biking, and hiking.

Application Instructions

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]