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Why work with MountainBased?


We take pride in running exceptional adventures and are always looking for talent who are passionate about sharing the outdoors with others. As a guide with us, you’ll meet people from around the world and have the chance to build personal connections with your teammates.

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Connect People to the Outdoors

When you join our team you’ll get to explore breathtaking landscapes as part of your daily routine. But even better, you get to be the one responsible for bringing others there too, becoming a catalyst for positive change in people’s lives. Our guides play a pivotal role in connecting individuals to the outdoors. Imagine being the facilitator of a trip that participants later describe as “life-changing”, which is regular feedback that we receive from our guests. To us this endeavor is incredibly fulfilling. You aren’t just just leading hikes; you’re empowering people to discover the profound benefits of the outdoors and create memories that last a lifetime.

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Amazing Team

We pride ourselves on having some of the best humans on our team. Being around capable and confident individuals who find creative ways to tackle challenges and raise the bar will help you hone and develop your own skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with like-minded, fun, and adventurous folks who share your passions.

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Support + Flexibility

Situated in the mountains just north of Salt Lake City, Utah, our base hosts weekly team meetings for logistics, support, and tour preparation, fostering team camaraderie. We acknowledge the significance of your life beyond guiding, encouraging flexibility for personal commitments or a mental break. While hard work is appreciated, your overall well-being is our priority. The leadership team is dedicated to ensuring you are supported on and off tours.

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Attractive Compensation

Our tour company maintains a competitive edge in the guiding industry by offering attractive compensation to our team. We ensure our guides receive a base rate that exceeds industry standards. Additionally, we provide opportunities for compensation growth if you stay with us season after season. As a relatively young company compared to our competitors, we may also offer diverse career opportunities as we expand our trip menu across the United States and abroad.

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2024 Guide Openings


If you are interested in guiding with MountainBased in 2024 we would love to hear from you. Please apply on Indeed by clicking the button below. We also recommend you send us an email with a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to work with us.


Our team of guides

  • Passionate about the outdoors and working with groups
  • 2+ years of experience as an outdoor tour guide
  • Commercial driving experience (understanding of DOT compliance rules and regulations)
  • Confident, engaging public speaker (able to effectively communicate detailed interpretive and safety information to small groups)
  • Physically capable of hiking 3-10 miles in a day on uneven terrain
  • Experience cooking for large groups in a camping setting
  • Able to work congenially with others, as you will be working with at least one other guide on all trips
  • Willing to get involved in social media
  • Promoter of Leave No Trace Principles
  • Pass DOT Medical Exam
  • Must be able to pass a background check, have a clean driving record, and be subject to random drug testing
  • Proven history of leadership and experience
  • First Aid & CPR Certificate (Wilderness First Responder a plus!)