Jobs at Cave Creek Trail Rides

Jobs at Cave Creek Trail Rides


Work in the beautiful Sonoran Desert in Cave Creek Arizona for the winter season!

Cave Creek Trail Rides is looking for qualified men and women who enjoy working with the public, are friendly and outgoing, outdoor oriented and are eager to enjoy the outdoors and all that it has to offer. Horse and people experience are required.

Cave Creek Trail Rides is owned by Mathew and Rebekah Cain and was established in 1999. We offer 1 hour, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 hour rides into the Sonoran Desert inside the Cave Creek Recreation Area, north of Phoenix on the Carefree Highway and 32nd Street.

Mathew and Rebekah run similar operations in Central Idaho and adhere to a high standard of customer service and professionalism. Safety is the number one priority.

SEASON: The winter season will start early November with managers and some guides needed at that point. Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks are busy times so we cannot give time off during those holidays. We do not work Thanksgiving or Christmas Day but are busy the days before and after. The season will end around May 1st. Summer employment in Central Idaho may be available for those interested.

HOUSING: Employees will have the option of providing their own housing. Options are sharing a rental house with other employees, or POSSIBLY a trailer space at the park. We do have a trailer that MAY also be available for rent. Employee housing in limited and therefor not available to all employees.

WAGE STRUCTURE AND BENEFITS: Wages vary and are based on experience, position and number of years with Cave Creek Trail Rides. Base wage starts at $90.00/day. Employees are expected to work a minimum of 5 days a week with evening sunset rides. Tips are generous in this affluent area.

Workman’s Compensation insurance is provided
Pay-day is on the 5th and 20th of each month.
One-two days off per week
Transportation to and from corrals will be your responsibility

POLICY: Western hospitality is a must, our guests expect to see and experience a “Western Atmosphere” in our activities.

Dress in appropriate western attire (i.e.; cowboy boots, hat, shirts and pants that are clean and free from holes) during working hours.

We expect you to be clean shaven daily or keep your beard and mustache neat & clean. Your personal appearance reflects on your professionalism.

Maintain a helpful attitude. Most guests will need assistance with the boots, hats and chaps. Go out of your way to make them feel comfortable, getting “duded up” and be sure to help them with photo opportunities.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Care and safety of guests is our first priority !!


  • Guide horseback trips-groups of 1-8 people
  • Lead up to 5 trips per day
  • Feed and care of horses/tack
  • Doctor sick and injured horses
  • Saddling and unsaddling horses
  • Cleaning corrals
  • Receive money and insure guests sign appropriate forms
  • Fit helmets to guests
  • Maintain and do daily books, make deposits, do correspondence and phone calls
  • Clean office
  • Coordinate with Corral Manager on horse numbers available to book daily
  • Keep corral and public areas neat and clean
  • Other duties as assign by Corral Manager or owners


Job Application – PDF Document

Job Application – Word Document