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Working at Downstream Adventures

At Downstream Adventures, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse array of outdoor experiences, including guided white water rafting in Colorado on Clear Creek, the Colorado River, and the Arkansas River, as well as walk-wade guided fishing trips and Colorado float fly fishing trips. With trips designed for all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Founded by former guides committed to excellence, our company strives to provide not only exceptional adventures but also a supportive work environment where adventure professionals can refine their skills. Employees at Downstream Adventures can expect:


  • Safety First: Our team prioritizes safety through thorough training and implementation of best practices, ensuring a secure environment for both staff and guests.
  • Adventure Every Day: Get ready for thrilling experiences as you embark on daily adventures, whether navigating challenging rapids or exploring serene fishing spots.
  • Team Environment: Join a close-knit team of outdoor enthusiasts who share your passion for adventure, fostering collaboration and camaraderie in the workplace.
  • Customer Interaction: Engage with a diverse range of customers, providing outstanding service and sharing your love for the outdoors to create memorable experiences.
  • Connection to Nature: Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature daily, fostering a deep appreciation for the environment and its wonders.
  • Physical Demands: Embrace the physical challenges of the job, from maneuvering equipment to navigating rugged terrain, as you develop strength and endurance.
    Seasonal Work: Enjoy the opportunity for seasonal employment from May to September, aligning with our operating season and providing a chance to immerse yourself in outdoor adventures during the peak months.


At Downstream Adventures, we offer more than just a job – we offer a lifestyle filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form. Join our team and set off on the journey of a lifetime, where you’ll not only experience thrilling adventures but also acquire skills and knowledge that can be applied on rivers worldwide.

Open Positions

View our current openings below, and fill out the contact form towards the bottom of this page. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Bus Drivers

Pay range: $24-$27 per hour

  • Transport guests and equipment to and from rafting destinations
  • Provide safety support for rafting trips
  • Engage guests in a friendly manner
  • Minor vehicle maintenance
  • Must have or be able to obtain Class B CDL

Pay range: $24-27 per hour

  • Engage guests of various backgrounds in a friendly and helpful way
  • Check guests in before rafting trips
  • Assist guests with retail transactions
  • Create teamwork schedules and daily assignments
    Stock retail items and maintain store cleanliness

Pay range: $18-21 per hour

  • Engage guests of various backgrounds in a friendly and helpful way
  • Check guests in prior to rafting trips
  • Assist guests with retail transactions
  • Stock retail items and maintain store cleanliness

Pay Range: $18-21 per hour

  • Provide phone-based assistance to guests
  • Create and manage reservations
  • Engage with guests in a friendly and supportive manner
  • Manage daily reservation emails

Pay range: $46.20-89.10 per trip, plus bonuses for experience, certifications, and trip leads.

  • Provide unparalleled customer service
  • Create life-long cherished memories
  • Value safety above all
    Aid and support your fellow guides

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