Horseback Riding Tour

Horseback Riding in the Canadian Rocky Mountains | CA-AN301

Saddle up and explore the Alberta Rockies on horseback

Overview

Saddle up and explore the Alberta Rockies on horseback. You will ride into a high mountain wilderness camp situated at 6500 feet elevation, completely surrounded by mountains. Choose from 3- or 4-day adventures. Riding through rivers, valleys, canyons and passes, we travel through some incredibly rugged country where you will gain a new respect for your sure-footed mountain horse.

Tour Highlights

  • Southern Rocky Mountains
  • Alberta Rockies
  • Mountain lakes
  • Burns Canyon
  • Burns Falls
  • Rivers, valleys, canyons & passes

The tour begins with a drive to the trailhead, where your guides will load the covered wagon, get everyone on their horses, and hit the trail for the 12 mile horseback ride through the mountains to the camp. Heading out in a different direction every day, there are several mountain lakes to ride to that are stocked with cutthroat trout; you can scout out a high mountain pass, riding up to 8500' elevation, where the Continental Divide opens up in front of you; you can explore Burns Canyon and climb up beside Burns Falls, which is the highest waterfalls in Kananaskis Country. In this area, four different mountain ranges meet - there is no end to the possibilities and adventure!

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Personal Experience
  • Local Guides
Available Jun - Sept
Duration 3 / 4 days
Departs From Turner Valley, AB
Minimum age 6
Difficulty Level Easy / Moderate
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No
Region Alberta

From

750 CAD

Per Adult

  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
  • International number: +1 780 414 1676

Availability (2019):
3 day tour - mid June to mid September, Fridays to Sundays.
4 day tour - mid June to mid September, Thursdays to Sundays.

Loading

What's Included

Find out what is included and what to bring.

Included

  • All meals
  • Comfortable tent
  • All riding gear
  • All camping equipment

Suggested Clothing

  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
  • Riding boots or hiking boots

What to bring

  • Waterproof duffel bag (required)
  • Warm sleeping bag (required)
  • Fishing gear & fishing license (optional)
  • Camera & binoculars
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • *Full packing list available at time of booking

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

Itinerary

Information

These tours are offered as a 3- or 4-day adventure. Your dependable horse, covered wagons and cowboys take you to the spectacular alpine country where you will ride out daily from the base camp. During the lunch stop, you might like to try your hand at fishing, hiking or exploring, or simply lay back for a nap in the sun. There are easily seven days of riding out of this camp, without seeing the same scenery twice.

 

Be a cowboy – or girl – for the weekend. Our Weekender horseback riding trip goes into our Mountain Wilderness Camp, it is a beautiful ride into this camp on a Friday afternoon. Camp consists of canvas outfitter’s tents with cots and foamies, a bathroom tent, and a large kitchen tent.

We supply all meals, starting with supper on Friday night after arriving in camp, and ending with lunch on Sunday. We supply everything for your horseback vacation except for your sleeping bag and personal gear. Your full weekend of riding through the mountains and enjoying the evening campfires will leave you exhilarated, and with a better understanding of the cowboy way of life.

Friday: Meet at 1:00 p.m. We will truck the horses and gear to the trailhead, where we will load the wagon, give a basic horsemanship course, mount our horses and set off on the trail to camp.

Saturday: Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. We leave camp at 10 a.m. and head out for one of several destinations that are available. We will ride through rivers, valleys, canyons and passes. Traveling through some incredibly rugged country, you will gain a new respect for your sure-footed mountain horse.

Sunday: Breakfast is at 8:00 a.m. The horses are ready and the wagons are packed by 10:30 a.m., ready to head to the trailhead. The wagons go on ahead, while the riders go on a side trip to have lunch on a high pass or beside a beautiful triple waterfall. Arrival time at the trailhead is between 3 and 4 p.m. (that’s Cowboy Time!).

Join us for a horseback adventure; saddle up and explore the Alberta Rockies with Anchor D! We’ll take you by horseback into our Mountain Wilderness Camp, it is a beautiful horseback ride into this camp, offering canvas outfitter tents with cots and foam mattresses for guests, a bathroom tent and a large kitchen tent.

Anchor D supplies all meals, starting with lunch on the first day, and ending with lunch on the last day. We supply everything for your trip but your sleeping bag and personal gear. Sleeping bag rentals are available.

Our 4-Day Adventurer trips leave the ranch at 10 a.m. Thursday mornings from the middle of June to the middle of September. We truck the horses up to the trailhead, load the covered wagon, get everyone on their horses, and hit the trail for the ride through the mountains to our Mountain Wilderness Camp for your horseback adventure.

Heading out in a different direction every day, we will ride through rivers, valleys, canyons and passes. We travel through some incredibly rugged country where you will gain a new respect for your sure-footed mountain horse.

These horseback adventures will arrive back at the trailhead between 3 and 4 p.m. (that’s “cowboy time”) on Sunday afternoon. Please note that while we highly recommend helmets we do not supply them, so if you wish to wear one or have your child wear one, you will need to bring it with you.

Trips originate and end at a ranch near Turner Valley, Alberta.  If driving, travel south of Calgary on Highway 2 to Highway 22X, then travel west to Highway 22, go south to Turner Valley and continue west on Highway 546 to the ranch.   

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • 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
Due to the expense and staff involved in our overnight horseback trips, we require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the price of the ride per person to confirm your space on a ride. Cancellation of your ride will result in forfeiture of your entire deposit. Please note that our cancellation policies are nonnegotiable; for this reason, we strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance. Final payment for the trip is due the morning that you check in for the ride. No refunds will be given on any trip in progress.