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.