Bad Adventures operates guided kayaking, backpacking, and hiking adventures in Rocky Mountain National Park, Big Bend National Park, Everglades National Park, Arches National Park, and Utah’s Green River.

If you’re passionate about sharing wilderness recreation, consider joining us!

Guide Skills Intensive

Before guiding with Bad Adventures, you’ll complete our Guide Skills Intensive course. GSI is scheduled in Texas (March) and Utah (May).

Company Subsidized Housing

Optional, company-subsidized housing available near our base of operations in Denver, Colorado.


Questions about employment? Don't hesitate to email team@badadventures.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

1 Available Position:

Junior Guide (Backpacking, Hiking, and Kayaking)

We’re looking for one Junior Guide to join our team for the 2022 season. The position’s responsibilities include both leading backcountry trips with a senior guide, as well as preparing and provisioning for trips at our base of operations in Denver, Colorado. Field work includes adventures in Colorado, Utah, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

This is a full-time position with a start date in May 2022.


  • Share your love of outdoor adventure and help our guests have the time of their lives.
  • Guide in wilderness environments with a senior guide who serves as trip leader.
  • Teach backpacking and expedition kayaking skills.
  • Share Leave No Trace principles.
  • Plan and prepare for trips. Clean and organize equipment. Provision and pack gear for adventures.
  • Continuously work to ensure the safety of our guests.


  • Professional or extensive personal backpacking or kayaking experience.
  • Wilderness First Aid certification or the ability to obtain certification before starting.
  • Adult CPR/AED certification or the ability to obtain certification before starting.
  • An ability to make good decisions in stressful situations.
  • A heroic work ethic.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Qualifications

We will consider candidates with a variety of experience levels. Your application may stand out if you have:

  • Experience leading wilderness trips
  • Experience preparing backcountry meals
  • Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Swift Water Rescue training and experience
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Flexible availability


  • $12.75 per hour, plus tips.

Other Perks

  • Optional, company-subsidized housing in Colorado.
  • Guide gratuities. Our guests frequently reward us with tips in the range of 10%–20% of the price of our adventures.
  • You have access to professional purchase programs (pro deals).
  • You may use company kayaks and certain other company equipment for your personal trips.

Do it! Apply today!

We’ll be in touch within 4 days of receiving your application.

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