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Captain Zipline is a family-oriented, seasonal, adventure tourism business located in Salida, Colorado. Employment positions include seasonal weekday and weekend guide work during the summer and part-time work during the off-season months.

During the summer months, we maintain a staff of 10 guides plus office staff. Pay is commensurate with local river guide compensation; tips can be a source of significant additional income. Guiding provides an opportunity to work outdoors in a unique environment with great people and to help our guests share unforgettable experiences.

Tour Guides must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Family- and children-friendly
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Demonstrate focus and attention to detail
  • Non-smokers…please, no bad habits!
  • Previous guide work is beneficial

Guide Responsibilities:

  • Housekeeping functions including overseeing the completion and review of Waiver/Release Forms
  • Inspecting guests for appropriate activity attire
  • Training guests to “gear up”, instructing them on proper use of equipment and course structures, communicating rules of use
  • Supervising guests and providing safety oversight
  • Presenting tour geology and history information to guests (Zipline Tour only)
  • Trail and Park enhancement and maintenance tasks
  • Complete daily safety inspections and documentation


To apply, please download, complete and remit our Employment Application form by e-mail, fax, or in person. If applying for administrative and office positions, please also include a cover letter and resume detailing relevant work experience. For applicants with previous experience in the zip line, aerial adventure park or challenge course field, please remit a copy of your complete Challenge Course Portfolio.

Captain Zipline, LLC
520 County Rd 54
Salida (Wellsville), CO 81201

1-877-ZIP-LINE office