Wranglers & Housekeepers needed at Guest Ranch in Colorado for 2024 Summer Season

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Circle K Ranch

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Dolores, CO
Job Type
$2,000/mo + DOE
Date Posted
March 9, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

We are looking for awesome people to complete our 2024 team! Positions open for wranglers and housekeepers. See details below.

Salary, staff housing or FHU RV sites + tips

Imagine spending your summer along the Dolores River in the San Juan mountains of Colorado! At Circle K Ranch, we make aim to make a positive impact in the lives of those who ride and stay with us. Apply today and be a part of making a life changing difference in the lives of many this summer.

Call, email or apply online at www.ckranch.com/job-opportunities.

WRANGLER (May 20 – Sept 7. Dates Negotiable)


  • Experienced horseman/woman
  • Familiar with natural horsemanship training and methods
  • Able to manage themselves and the horses they are responsible for in a safe, organized, productive and upbeat manner.
  • Certified in at least basic 1st aid and cpr.
  • Knowledge of and experience teaching children and adults basic riding skills
  • Ability to provide leadership to a group of 12+ people on and off the trail in the absence of a head wrangler. Giving instruction and insuring the safety of all staff, guests and horses.
  • Good sense of humor, outgoing personality that enjoys people.
  • Ability to handle an emergency in a calm and proficient manner, giving leadership under a variety of situations.
  • Must be a good role model, exhibiting character traits such as honesty, strong work ethic, patience, kindness and respect for others, especially those in authority.
  • Basic packing skills a plus but not required.
  • Experience working with people with varying disabilities in a riding program a plus but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record
  • Experience pulling trailers and hauling horses a plus but not required.
  • Ability to accept direction and correction from an authority figure with a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Must exhibit good judgment and common sense in regards to people and horses and their safety.
  • Good Physical Condition with ability to lift a minimum of 50 lb. (bag of grain, bale of hay )
  • Ability to supervise small children through adults, on horses
  • Ability to act quickly and appropriately in case of emergency
  • 18 years of age or older


  • To manage the daily health and care of our horses as well as the safety and enjoyment of our guests.
  • Greet our guests with a smile and express a genuine appreciation for them
  • Provide safety and riding instruction in a clear and upbeat manner.
  • Assist in matching people with appropriate horses based on their size and experience.
  • Learn some of our local history as well as names of wild flowers, trees, etc. and share that information with our guests in an interesting manner.
  • Feed and care for horses
  • Assist in maintaining records of horse care, vetting, shoeing, feed, trail log, etc…
  • Daily Check and maintain equipment and horses, for safety and condition
  • Assist in maintenance of tack, fences and barn area daily for safety, orderliness and cleanliness.

HOUSEKEEPING (May 20 – Oct. 31. Dates negotiable)


First impressions are critical. This is where our housekeepers play a very vital role. Housekeepers are responsible for preparing guest rooms, cleaning Ranch facilities; including motel rooms, lodge, cabins and bunkhouses, and doing ranch laundry.


  • Ability to accept guidance and correction with a positive and respectful attitude
  • Ability to give attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Good physical condition. Able to work a minimum of 8 hours/day cleaning, doing laundry and assisting in the kitchen serving, cleaning and doing dishes.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and under time constraints
  • Ability to work without supervision.

Make new friends. Explore and enjoy horseback riding, hiking, jeeping, river rafting, fishing and more on your time off.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Forward cover letter & resume to our email address. Or apply online at www.ckranch.com/job-opportunities.

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