Outdoor guides are a singular group of individuals for whom the outdoor lifestyle is quite literally the air they breathe.
REI Co-op’s Experiences team is made up of excellent guides who work hard to make all classes, events, and guided adventure travel tours around the world an incredible experience. Frequently we get requests for a specific trip leader from guests who return wanting to take another trip with the same guide they had on their Grand Canyon hiking tour the previous year. For many REI guides, their reputation precedes them.
The vision, and the chief goal we strive for with every guided outdoor trip we offer and every bike we rent, is to provide our guests with the pinnacle of adventure experiences.
Working as an outdoor guide is an exciting and rewarding job. Breaking into the outdoor industry doesn’t require much beyond a passion for the outdoors and willingness to work hard in a dynamic environment. Certain qualifications and experience are helpful when seeking a guide position with an outfitter. Here we focus on finding the right personalities in our guides, but experience and advanced certifications are certainly always a plus.
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We take pride in having the best guide staff in the United States. Our guides love what they do and work hard, it shows in every aspect of their performance. If you are interested in becoming an outdoor guide, take a look at our current openings.