Living the dream

Work at Echo Canyon

A rafting company by trade and Memory Makers at heart, we believe in sharing the best of Colorado with everyone we meet.

Not your average summer job.

Powering epic adventures

Echo Canyon River Expeditions calls Cañon City and the Royal Gorge Region home—with over 250 days of bluebird skies each year. Sharing colorful Colorado with our visitors is a team effort—so we’re hiring for a range of positions at Echo Canyon, 8 Mile Bar & Grill and Royal Gorge Cabins.

Work hard, play harder

This is rafting, after all. We're serious about safety—but not much else. Having fun is kind of mandatory here.

Embrace adventure

No two days at Echo Canyon are alike, and that's part of the joy. We think on our feet and lend a helping hand.

Make someone's day

Whatever it takes. We're in the business of creating unforgettable memories—so consider yourself Chief Experience Officer.

Join the team

We’re in the business of making memories. If sharing your love of Colorado for a living sounds too good to be true—you may have just found your dream job.

Apply Now Work and Play in the Mountains at 8 Mile Bar & Grill We offer:
  • Hourly pay $14.50 to $18 per hour based on experience and positions
  • Free rafting trip opportunities
  • Shift meals and family meals
  • Discounts on local attractions and merchandise
  • Summer camp like atmosphere
  • Commitment to work life balance
Job Requirements:
  • Previous restaurant experience not required
  • Good teamwork and positive attitude
  • Ability to stand, bend, and stretch for extended periods
  • Good communication skills
  • Goal oriented
Well qualified candidates will have:
  • Experience with commercial cooking equipment
  • Knowledge of standard food handling practice
  • Ability to follow standardized recipes, as well as verbal instruction
  • Food handler card or FSMC certification
  • Knowledge of HACCP standards
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Work and Play in the Mountains at 8 Mile Bar & Grill

We offer:

  • Free rafting trip opportunities
  • Shift meals and family meals
  • Discounts on local attractions and merchandise
  • Summer camp like atmosphere
  • Commitment to work life balance

Job Requirements:

  • Previous restaurant experience not required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team focused attitude – works well with others
  • Strong time management skills
  • TIPS Training preferred but not required (Front of House position)
  • Food handler card preferred but not required (Back of House position)
  • Professional appearance
  • Goal oriented
  • Ability to stand, bend, and stretch for extended periods

Back of House Position

Job Responsibilities

  • Working with commercial cooking equipment
  • Knowledge of standard food handling practice
  • Ability to follow standardized recipes, as well as verbal instruction
  • Knowledge of HACCP standards

     

Front of House Position

Job Responsibilities:

  • Greeting guest in a friendly and inviting manner
  • Point of sale – TOAST
  • Prompt delivery of items either to tables or to go – food runner
  • Knowledge of menus and nearby attractions
  • Ensuring cleanliness of dining area and other guest areas
  • Assisting in banquets and other events
  • Following policies of both 8 Mile/Echo Canyon River Expeditions and Colorado Health Dept.

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Echo Canyon is now hiring motivated individuals with photography skills or those interested in learning photography skills for a summer seasonal river photographer job. The job begins mid to late May and extends through the summer season. You’ll be using Echo Canyon digital SLR cameras, and driving Echo vehicles to river locations where you will photograph rafts floating through the rapids. Applicants must have a good driving record, should be self-motivated and have a great appreciation for the tourism industry.

Incentives

  • Starting pay rate of $15 per hour with room for advancement
  • Employer matching retirement plan
  • Employee discounts in all departments
  • Option to raft for free and enjoy other activities at affordable rates through partner vendors (i.e. ATV tour, zipline tour, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park)
  • Opportunity to work for a company dedicated to minimizing our impact on the environment through monetary give-back programs, memberships with Leave No Trace, Care for Colorado and others, recycling programs for guests and staff, and use of non-toxic biodegradable chemicals whenever possible

Photographer Job Requirements:

  • Ability to be consistently display friendly, courteous, and professional interactions with guests and staff
  • Ability to project a professional image
  • Capable of working in a team setting
  • Must be flexible working days, weekends, and holidays
  • Must have reliable transportation to Echo Canyon
  • Must have a valid driver license and clean driving record for driving Echo Canyon vehicles
  • Must be capable of hiking up to 3 miles per day and capable of navigating steep trails to access photography locations

Physical Requirements to Perform Job Duties

  • Ability to stand and walk on paved and unpaved surfaces, single track trails, in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, and squat, repetitively
  • Extensive use of fingers and hands to perform phtography and computer tasks
  • Ability to remain on feet for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds daily
  • The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions: Adverse conditions may include extreme heat and/or cold, wind, and sometimes inclement weather

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Currently accepting applications for the 2024 summer rafting season! Experienced Guides and Aspiring Guides are welcome to apply. We are scheduling in-person and/or phone interviews for applicants interested in joining our 2024 Guide Training program beginning in late May. Training lasts about one month, and full time seasonal positions will be offered to many of those who successfully complete the training program. Experienced Guides still need to complete an application and get a hold of our River Operations Manager to set up a time for an interview. More Info – Guide Training Program More Info – Experienced Guides

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Seeking a part time Housekeeper for the cleaning of our rental cabins. Applicants must be experienced, have a good driving record and have a valid driver’s license, be detail oriented, dependable, and work well on their own or with others.

Incentives:

  • Starting pay rate of $15 per hour with room for advancement
  • Employer matching retirement plan
  • Employee discounts
  • Option to raft for free and enjoy other activities through partner vendors at affordable rates while in season (i.e. ATV tour, zipline tour, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park)

Responsibilities:

  • Removal of trash
  • Dusting and vacuuming
  • Sweeping and washing hard floor surfaces
  • Replenish guest room supplies as needed
  • Strip and make beds
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Clean patios, patio furniture, and grills
  • Stock and inventory supplies in all necessary areas
  • Deep clean lodging units as scheduled
  • Report maintenance problems
  • Cleaning changing rooms and restrooms
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Friendly, courteous, and professional interactions with guests and staff
  • Project a professional image
  • Strong work ethic
  • Follow basic safety and company procedures
  • Prior housekeeping experience

Physical Requirements to Perform Job Duties:

  • Ability to stand and walk on paved, unpaved, uneven, and sometimes slippery surfaces for extended periods of time
  • Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, and squat, repetitively
  • Extensive use of fingers and hands to perform housekeeping tasks and other general cleaning duties
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds daily
  • Visual inspection of lodging units and equipment for cleanliness
  • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions: Adverse conditions may include extreme heat and/or cold, wind, and sometimes inclement weather

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Perks & Benefits

Living your best life

Friendships that last a lifetime

Our staff becomes a tight-knit group of friends, not just co-workers

Just a summer gig

So you don't have to commit to a career, just a few months of fun and sun

Perks only Colorado can offer

Go rafting on your day off and get discounts for friends and family

Be the reason for someone's permagrin

There's nothing better than being part of the highlight of a family's vacation

"I look forward to coming to work everyday because of the fun environment and friendly staff!"
Ashton, Reservation Sales Staff
4 years at Echo Canyon
"I enjoy working at Echo because of the staff and the fun, fast-paced environment! Everyone is super friendly and welcoming. There’s never a boring day!"
Alex, Reservation Sales Staff
2 years at Echo Canyon

Work hard. Play harder.

Sound like you?