Employment Opportunities

Colorado's premier American Bison Adventure tour operator!

About Ranch Employment 

Lucky 8 Ranch is located 30 minutes from the Steamboat Ski Resort.  We raise 370 + American Bison, alpaca, llama, 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 offer day-trip activities with ATV and snowmobile tours to give 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. In the fall we welcome big game hunters to the ranch in hopes of a successful Elk or Mule Deer Harvest.  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 ranch family. We have opportunities for year-round and seasonal 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 that we share for integrity and professionalism.  Must be 18 years old to apply. 



ATV - May thru October (sometimes into December)

Wedding - June thru October

Snowmobile - December thru April

Hunting - September thru November

Pasture Maintenance - May thru November

Irrigation - June thru October

Hay Season - June thru September

Work Hours & Wages

We typically have employees work 10 hours per day 5 days per week. During certain days or seasons, employees will be asked to work more. 

We pay weekly and anything over 40 hours in overtime (time and a half).

We pay competitive hourly wages. 

If you significantly help with tours you will also receive tips. 

Room & Board

We offer a limited amount of private room lodging at a discounted hourly rate. 

Included in the room and board:

Fully furnished units with bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, kitchen, and laundry.

All utilities: Electric, Gas, Water, TV, and Internet


We hope employees will enjoy and treat the ranch as their home.  When available take an ATV, snowmobile, or horse out on the trail.  Go hike around the 3,000 acres or take an e-bike for a cruise.  Fish the creek 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 to feed the family and employees. 

Year-end Bonuses for all year-round employees. 

Current Positions Available


Ranch Hands (Year-Round Positions)

Snowmobile Tour Guides (December - April)

Future Positions Available


Special Event Set-Up & Tear Down Staff (June - October)

ATV Tour Guides (May - November)

Tractor Drivers (May - November)

Irrigator (June - October)


We’re Hiring

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