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Thank you for your interest in working at one of our all-inclusive Colorado Dude & Guest Ranches!

The dude and guest ranch members of our Association collectively hire 800 to 1,000 employees each summer. Our staff members are an important part of the guest ranch experience. Ranch staff members provide exceptional guest services and Western hospitality that make our ranches some of the best in the West.
Listed below you will find positions that are typically available at each ranch:

  • Cooking and Kitchen Staff
  • Wait Staff, Housekeeping, and Maintenance
  • Horse Care and Wrangling
  • Babysitters, Kids Counselors, Teen Counselors
  • Office and Marketing positions

These ranches offer good jobs, good pay and great places to meet new people, not to mention a wonderful place to spend the summer. Our ranches typically do most of their hiring for summer employment December-March.

So What’s Next?

  1. We encourage you to contact the ranches that interest you directly as soon as possible.  To download a brochure with contact and web information of all 27 of our ranches, please CLICK HERE.
  2. Once you have narrowed down your search, the next step would be to contact the individual ranch and request an application. (Some ranches even have an application you can download online!)
  3. Each ranch has a slightly different application process. So be sure you have all the information necessary to apply with your ranch(s) of choice.

a. What kind of interview would the ranch prefer to do? Phone? In Person?
b. What information needs to be sent back to the ranch along with the application itself?
c. What are the ranches deadlines for seasonal hiring and be sure to ask when you can expect to hear back from them on their final decisions.

We wish you the best in your search for a ranch position that is just the right fit for you!
If you have any additional questions, please email the office at office@coloradoranch.com.

Current Ranch Position Openings:  2017


Rawah Ranch (Updated 10-23-17)

Rawah Guest Ranch in Glendevey, CO is searching for qualified candidates to round out our summer staff starting May 20th, 2018. The positions run until October 1st, 2018. All applicants must be available the entire season.

Positions available: • Kid’s program director/Guest services • Wrangler • Outdoor Activities Director • Sous Chef • Server • Bartender/Server • Kitchen Utility Person/Dishwasher • Housekeeper

The ideal candidates, for all positions, possess a warm, accommodating, professional manner and seek to ensure the highest quality of guest satisfaction. Must be able to manage multiple tasks while maintaining a positive attitude toward guests and working as a team player. Also, must love the outdoors and mountains!

Why Rawah? • Competitive pay with overtime • Room and board included • Partake in ranch activities during your free time • No cell service – get away from it all! • Friendly management and staff • Typically Saturdays off with a half day Sunday; will vary at times with reservation calendar See individual position details on the Rawah Guest Ranch Indeed job listings page here! To Apply: 1. Submit resume with references to: jobs@rawahranch.com, note the position you’re applying for in the subject line. -OR- 2. Apply through Indeed


Sylvan Dale Ranch: Updated 6-29-2017

Chef : Looking for a change? Tired of the urban hustle? Consider our full time Food and Beverage hands-on management opportunity: Year round position, quality reputation, positive work environment, a mountain setting, and easy access to town. The position requires management experience in the areas of beverage services, from scratch, home style culinary preparation and front of the house. Experience in catering; creative menu development with cost management. Mentoring and leading staff with a “can do” attitude and an easy cooperative work style. If you feel you qualify and would like to be considered for this position, we welcome your application. Send your resume to: ranch at sylvandale.com. Compensation package includes salary, health insurance, and share in tip pool. Possible housing option.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food and Beverage Management: 3 years

Please send cover letter and resume to: Ranch at sylvandale.com


Laramie River Ranch: Updated 6-27-17

Two positions available immediately:  Now hiring GUEST SERVICES and KITCHEN STAFF for the remainder of the 2017 season. Laramie River Ranch has a typical occupancy of 20-25 guests. Our small size allows us to give each guest our personal attention as they ride, fish, and hike. We have high expectations for the quality of service our guests receive and therefore have high expectations of our staff. Employment at Laramie River requires an enthusiasm for hard work but offers fun and adventure as crew participate in ranch activities and explore the surrounding Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado. Learn more & download an application at https://www.LRRanch.com/jobs


Sundance Trail Ranch: Updated 8/17/2017

Immediate opening for Wrangler with  Carpenter/Maintenance skills at Sundance Trail. This is a full time year round position as we are just completing some construction. More information in the Employment Section of website www.sundancetrail.com. Thanks!


More info about life here can be found at http://www.sundancetrail.com/dude-ranch-jobs/ If interested, send application (http://www.sundancetrail.com/dude-ranch-jobs/application/). Please no resumes without our application. Questions? E-mail (cowboydan2015@gmail.com) or call/text Ranch at 970-224-1222

Colorado Trails Ranch: (Updated 5/25/2017)

The Kitchen Assistant position includes food preparation as assigned, helping during meal service, storage of leftover food items, keeping the kitchen clean and sanitary, kitchen garbage removal and cleaning the kitchen floor. The Kitchen Assistant is also responsible for the washing and storage of pots, pans, china, flatware and all kitchen utensils. There are two kitchen assistants who rotate these duties.

The Breakfast cook/Baker position would be kind of self-explanatory but this person assists me in cooking breakfast every morning and then also bakes breads and desserts. This person prepares meals on the chef’s day off and generally assists the chef depending on menu requirements.

We only need one person, but can possibly fit them into either position.

The link to our application is www.coloradotrails.com/the-ranch/employment.



4UR Ranch: Updated 3/20/2017

The 4UR Ranch is an exclusive guest ranch nestled int he San Juan Mountain range of Southwest Colorado. 4UR Ranch is looking to finishing our hiring for the 2017 season, running from mid-May through October 5th. We are looking to fill our last few positions as:


We are looking for staff members who are cheerful, enthusiastic and genuinely friendly. Our staff members must have a positive outlook toward the ranch and have the desire to help our guests have a wonderful vacation. Please call (719) 658-2202 if interested in a summer position at the 4UR Ranch or email a resume and cover letter to robin@4urranch.com 

Elk River Ranch (Updated 3/20/2017)

Breakfast Cook
Send a resume and cover letter with what position you are applying for and why you are a good fit to info@elkrivergr.com, and the ranch will send you further details on the application process.
Wind River Ranch (Updated 4/11/2017)
Wind River Ranch and Ministries is seeking a Sous Chef to stack hands with a phenomenal kitchen staff and ranch staff this summer.
Experience:Degree not required but at least 3 years experience is a must. Beginning May 1 and ending tentatively the first week of October. Wind River Ranch and Ministries is a Christian Family Guest Ranch.  As a team, our staff is commited to delivering radical blessings and hospitality to our guests.Our culture make us one of the best places to serve and impact lives for the better. We look for staff who love to serve guests and help their fellow staff become better.All room and board provided.  Excellent living arrangements and phenomenal food. Work in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.  Wind River Ranch and Ministries sits across the valley from Long’s Peak, one of Colorado’s 14k’ mountains.  Hiking, biking, fishing, climbing steps away. The town of Estes Park is minutes away and has been called, “the little Swiss Alps” of Colorado.  We offer competitive compensation depending on experience. Contact Kasandra Rodriguez at 303-918-6961 for more information or go to http://www.windriverranch.com/employment/
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