Want to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Banff on horseback, but dont have a lot of time to do it in? This 2-day overnight trip is perfect for you. Meander along a trail that takes you to the tranquil Bow River. Relax and enjoy a cowboy coffee by campfire along the way before arriving at Sundance Lodge, secluded but just 16 kilometres (10 miles) from town. At night, relax on the porch or linger near the crackling fireplace and watch the starry night. This trip is perfect for all ages, families or groups of friends because anyone can do it. Plus, the journey overall is surprisingly comfortable.
Please note that this trip departs on Saturdays, from May to October.
On this adventure youll spend a night at Sundance Lodge - a wonderfully luxurious backcountry haven. Your days will be spent exploring on horseback and your evening relaxing in the cosy lodge, sharing a delicious hearty meal and great conversation with your fellow riders.
Day 1: Backcountry Ride to Sundance Lodge
Begin your journey at 9:30am at Warner Stables (you can park your vehicle here for free during the trip) and meet the horse specifically picked just for you. Saddled up and ready to ride, you'll follow the ten mile trail along glacier-fed creeks stopping for a simple, hearty cowboy-style hot lunch on the banks of the river.Youll arrive at Sundance Lodge late afternoon, There are no sleeping bags or camp stoves here, you will be sipping from wine glasses, dining on food prepared by a skilled cook in a professional kitchen and sleeping on a soft bed.
Day 2: Return to Warner Stables
Youll have the entire morning to wake up slowly and savour your time at this picturesque lodge. You will begin our ride back to Banff in the late morning with another leisurely lunch stop along the way. Youll return to Warner Stables at around 4:30 pm, with plenty of stories to tell.
• Banff National Park, Banff National Park, Alberta
Commences in:Banff, Canada
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