Lucky 8 Ranch is located 35 minutes from the Steamboat Ski Resort. We raise 400+ American Bison, alpacas, llamas, horses, and chickens. With raising animals comes long hours and hard work. The ranch spans 3,000 acres in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We also lease 1,000+ acres of cropland in the surrounding community. We offer day-trip activities, ATV & snowmobile tours, to give our guests the "Colorado Experience." These tours are exciting and educational. The ranch also hosts special events & weddings looking over a serene landscape with everlasting panoramic views. Running through the ranch is Trout Creek with amazing yet difficult fly fishing opportunities for employees as well as many ponds to relax at on a day off.
Our guests and employees are not just people, we treat everyone that steps on the ranch as if they are part of the family. We have opportunities for year-round, seasonal, full-time, and part-time work. We believe in hard work and those that take pride in everything they do. We also want those that work here to enjoy the vast public spaces that Routt County and the Yampa Valley offer.
We are seeking driven self-starters who have a passion for working in the outdoors in all types of conditions. The safety of our staff and guests are paramount to our beliefs. We strive for tidy workspaces and vehicles. As well as well-maintained vehicles and equipment. Lucky 8 Ranch is a family-owned and operated ranch and we value those that share our home with us and have similarly high standards for integrity and professionalism. Must be 18 years old to apply.
ATV - May thru October (sometimes into December)
Wedding - June thru October
Snowmobile - December to April
Hunting - September thru November
Pasture Maintenance - May thru November
Irrigation - May thru October
Hay Season - June thru September
Winter Feeding - October to June
Work Hours & Wages
Work hours vary depending on what department you may be working in.
We typically have full-time employees work 10 hours per day 4 - 6 days per week.
During certain circumstances or seasons, employees will be asked to work more hours.
Hay Harvest Season & Peak Tour Season
We pay weekly and follow Colorado's Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards.
We pay competitive hourly wages.
Pay ranges start from $15.00/hour. Pay is dependent on department, experience, and housing.
If you significantly help with tour operations, you will also receive tips. Can average up to $300 per week in tips.
Room & Board
We offer a limited amount of private room lodging for Full-Time employees.
Included in the room and board:
Fully furnished units with fully stocked kitchen, private bedroom, 3/4 bathroom (shower, sink, toilet), with shared laundry and central vacuum.
All utilities included: Electric, Gas, Water, Internet, Sewage, and Waste Disposal.
We hope employees will enjoy and treat the ranch as their home. When available take an ATV, snowmobile, E-Bike, or horse out on the trail. Go hike around the 3,000 acres or take an e-bike for a cruise. Fish the creek and ponds or during hunting season go hunt.
The ranch will have meat and eggs available to all employees while supplies last. Lucky 8 Ranch is a strong supporter of the local 4-H and buys multiple animals at the sales each year to feed the family and staff.
Year-end Bonuses for all-year-round employees, dependent on ranch profitability, staff performance, and hours worked.
Ranch Hands - Full-Time & Part-Time
Start when the snow melts.
Fence Crew & Welders
ATV Tours - Full-Time or Part-Time
May 2023 Start
Special Event Venue Manager - Full-Time
Ranch Hands (Year-Round Positions) - Full-Time or Part-Time
ATV Tour Guides (May - October) - Full-Time or Part-Time
Special Events & Weddings (June - September) - Full-Time or Part-Time
Day Of Crew