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Xanterra Travel Collection Trail Crew Maintenance in GRAND CANYON, Arizona


For this position, you must have e xtensive experience handling horses or mules, and proven equestrian skills.

Passionate about providing unforgettable guest service, creating memories for our guests that last a lifetime. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges is the perfect place to Live. Work. Explore. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, The 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 discover and enjoy hiking, biking, camping, skiing, photography and more! As our employee, you receive extremely affordable employee housing, discounted meals, employee discounts to explore other Xanterra properties and a generous benefits program for full time employees.

JOB SUMMARY: Safe and efficient maintenance of Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trails.

As an employee of the Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, you receive extremely discounted housing & meals in theEmployee Dining Room, a generous benefits package for full time employees, and discounts at our other Xanterra parks and properties.


  • Assist with the repair of mule-related impact on the Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trails.

  • Maintain an efficient packing system to maximize time at work sites.

  • Repair gear as necessary and report defective equipment to the Trail Crew Lead.

  • Assist the Trail Crew Lead and Livery Management with the safe and healthy use of mules in the trail crew operation.

  • Adhere to all safety, risk management and environmental policies.

  • Overnight stays at Phantom Ranch may be required from time to time. Based on the mixed-gender nature of the Trail crews and limited employee housing at the bottom of the Canyon, employees may be required to share room accommodations with team members of the opposite sex. Employees will have access to gender-specific shower and restroom facilities, but will be expected to sleep in a co-ed bunk house.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Extensive experience handling horses or mules, and proven equestrian skills.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have own saddle and tack.

  • Ability to learn two-way radio system.

  • Ability to handle extremes in weather and working conditions and exposure to outdoor conditions.

  • Possess physical agility and ability to stay in the saddle for extended periods of time.

  • Possess physical ability to hike in and out of sites when necessary.

    Selected candidates will be required to take a student ride into the Canyon to make sure they can handle the depth, heat and terrain of the Canyon. The student ride will be free, but their travel expenses and lodging while they are here are not included.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.