Full-time, Year-round Trail Guide / Wrangler needed at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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Xanterra Travel Collection

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Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, AZ
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
April 13, 2022
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Passionate about providing unforgettable guest service and creating memories for our guests that last a lifetime? One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon National Park is a place of remarkable beauty, peace, and scenic grandeur. For those who live and work in the park, there are endless opportunities to explore and enjoy hiking, biking, camping, skiing, photography, and more! 

JOB SUMMARY: Our Trail Guide/Wranglers guide mule rides in and out of the Grand Canyon and along rim trails. Selected candidates will be required to take a student ride to Phantom Ranch to make sure they can handle the depth, heat, and terrain of the Canyon. The student ride will be free, but candidate travel expenses and lodging while here are not included.

Position Type: Full-Time, Year-round
Pay: $14.20/hr
Housing: Free employee housing May through December 21, 2022!

Employee perks include FREE employee housing, discounted meals, employee discounts to explore other Xanterra properties, and a generous benefits program for full-time employees.


  • Catch and saddle designated mules, grain, and groom mules while saddling.
  • Check equipment each day before saddling; report any defective equipment to Livery Management.
  • Assist in keeping the barn and corral clean.
  • Assist with daily feeding of mules.
  • Put mules up according to procedures, properly store saddles/tack.
  • Help load/unload guests onto mules at all load/unload points along the ride. Check equipment before loading guests at all points.
  • Always be aware of the string on the trail, pay close attention to riders, keep string together, keep rider safety at the forefront at all times.
  • Provide interpretive information about the Grand Canyon throughout the ride.


  • At least one year of experience handling horses or mules and proven equestrian skills.
  • Good verbal communication skills with the ability to give instructions to riders, and provide interpretive information about the Grand Canyon.
  • Must be able to become certified in CPR, and basic first aid.
  • Must have own saddle and tack.
  • Experience with, or ability to learn two-way radio communications.
  • NAI certified, and once certified able to maintain hours through Grand Canyon interpretive training courses.

To apply, visit link below & apply:


Xanterra Travel Collection Grand Canyon

Xanterra Travel Collection Grand Canyon

Xanterra Travel Collection Grand Canyon

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