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Horseback riding tours along the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park


Ride into Jasper National Park on these horseback riding trips to a backcountry lodge. The spectacular backcountry of Jasper National Park is yours to explore on horseback from a rustic lodge.  Wildlife sightings are common and may include mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk and marmots.  Relax back at the lodge and enjoy fine cooking and comfortable surroundings. 

This backcountry lodge is located midway on the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park. This famous mountain region has been serviced exclusively by your guides from these backcountry cabins for the past 80 years. With numerous alpine ridges and basins in the area, guest will have no shortage of terrain to explore.

Experience the tradition of a horseback trip to this historic lodge; the horses make light work out of the 3000 ft. climb from the highway to our alpine camp. Layover days are spent exploring the surrounding alpine ridge and basins on foot.

Day 1 is spent on a full day horseback ride to the lodge. We will be riding by Wabasso Lake and then reach a spectacular lunch area where you will be able to take a short break, stretch your legs and give a good rest to your horses. After lunch, we get back in the saddle and start climbing for the next 2 hours. The horses make light work out of the 3000 ft climb letting you enjoy the wonderful scenery of Jasper National Park. You will reach our backcountry lodge late afternoon.

On the second day, the riders may choose to take time to relaxe, read a good book at the lodge or go and explore the magnificent scenery of the Skyline Trail on foot. It is a day to spend time hiking, climbing or photographing the renowned scenery and resident wildlife, including mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bears and marmots. 

After a delicious breakfast on the third day, riders, wrangler and pack horses will head out to Skyline trailhead . Arrival time is usually around 3:00 pm.

 

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$1200.00 CAD
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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Horseback Riding & Pack Trips
SEASON

July to August

DIFFICULTY
Easy / Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
18
GUIDE INFORMATION

Licensed and experienced guides ride with you to the lodge.

RESTRICTIONS

Some riding experience is necessary. Minimum age is 10 years old and maximum weight is 220 lb.

The weight restriction on personal duffel is 15 pounds in soft bags only, no frame packs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Duffel bag, towels.

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end in the town of Jasper, Alberta in Jasper National Park.  Jasper can be reached  from Edmonton on Highway 16 west, about 370 km. 

WEATHER

Summer temperatures average between 15-25 degrees Celsius, with cool evenings and mornings.  Temperatures can get cold at high altitude. The camp is located at 2135 m (7000 ft).

REGION
Northern Rocky Mountains
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All riding equipment. Includes about 4 hours of riding per day. Bedding and pillows are provided.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Riding boots, warm clothing suited to a variety of weather conditions, rain gear, hat, gloves, shorts and sneakers.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, binoculars, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, alcohol, water bottle and flashlight.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Private heated cabins with propane lighting.  Wash stand with hot wash water provided. Outhouse facilities.  This lodge is Jasper’s oldest backcountry lodge. Rebuilt in 1991, the facilities now include 7 guest cabins and a main chalet with dining room and kitchen. The cabins have propane heating and lighting with single or queen size log frame beds. Comforters and fresh linen are provided however guests should bring their own towels. Washstands are provided in cabins with hot water delivered daily.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

Home cooked meals are served in the main lodge and are often regarded as the highlight of the trip. Fresh salads, ample meat and vegetables dishes along with plenty of desserts ensure that even the biggest appetite will be satisfied. 

3 day tour, available July - August
$1200.00 / per person - CAD
Trips depart on Tuesdays.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
For backcountry trips, a 50% non-refundable deposit of the total trip cost is required to confirm your reservation. The balance is due the morning of the trip departure. While non-refundable, deposits are transferable to a trip the following year if our office receives notice 30 days prior to your trip departure. Please note that an administration fee will be kept in that circumstance: $25.00 per hiker and $75.00 per rider. No refunds will be given on any trip in progress, for cancellation within 30 days of trip departure, for cancellation due to bad weather conditions or for medical injuries prior trip.

3 day tour, available July - August

Day 1

On the first day, we depart from the trailhead at 10:00 am. You will ride to Wabasso Lake and reach a spectacular lunch area where you will be able to explore an old creek wash-out.

After lunch, we get back in the saddle and start climbing for the next 2 hours. The horses make light work out of the 3000 ft climb letting you enjoy the wonderful scenery of Jasper National Park. You will reach the lodge late afternoon

Day 2

On their second day, guests at the Lodge may choose to take a guided day ride to the surrounding valleys of the Skyline Trail or spend time hiking, climbing or photographing the renowned scenery and resident wildlife, including mountain goat, bighorn sheep, bears and marmots.

Day 3

After a delicious breakfast on the third day, pack horses and riders will head out to the Skyline trailhead. Arrival time is usually around 3:00 pm.