Ready to saddle up and hit the trails? If you’re looking for a family-friendly way to explore Alberta, horseback riding is the perfect activity for everyone to enjoy. Connect with your inner cowboy and get to know the Wild West by horseback as our talented guides take you throughout the region. Whether it’s your first time in the saddle or you’re an experienced rider, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Learn more about our horseback riding trips, below!
Welcome to the Bow Valley
Home to shining peaks and miles of forest and endless trails, the Banff region is a Mecca for outdoor lovers. Our trail rides treat you to scenic panoramas that let you see the area like never before. Saddle up while experienced guides take you on one of the following tours:
Bow River Ride (Departs hourly each day from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Duration: 1 hour)
This one-hour ride takes you along the Bow River, past the natural hot springs that flow from the Cave & Basin. On the Spray River ride, your guides will take you past the infamous Bow Falls, across the Spray River, and partially up Sulphur Mountain.
Bow River Ride (Evening Ride, Departs Daily at 5:30 PM. Duration: 1 hour)
Looking to wrap up your day with something special? Take advantage of Banff’s long summer days and enjoy a 1-hour evening ride along the Bow River.
Spray River Ride (Departs hourly each day from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Duration 1 hour.)
Pass by the famous Banff Springs Golf Course before continuing on across crystal blue waters to partially ascend up Sulphur mountain on this gorgeous daytime ride.
Sundance Loop Ride (Departs Daily 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM. Duration: 2 hours)
Want a little more time in the saddle? The Sundance Loop offers an extension of the Bow River ride and takes you further up Sulphur Mountain and around the Windy Knoll before returning to the stables.
Bow Valley Loop Ride (Departs Daily 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM Duration: 3 hours)
For those wanting even more time, the Bow Valley loops gives you an extra hour to enjoy.
Sulphur Mountain Ride (Departs Daily 12:30 PM. Duration: 4 hours)
Sulphur Mountain is our longest ride and treats adventurers to a breathtaking trek by the renowned Rimrock Resort Hotel and then further down the valley to cross the Spray River. From there you’ll move down toward the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Golf Course and continue to the roaring Bow Falls before heading back.
Not sure how to prepare if it’s your first time in the saddle? Check out our quick guide to making the most of your time on the trail here!
Ready to hit the trail? Contact Banff Adventures today to learn more!
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