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Banff: 2-Day Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

1. Banff: 2-Day Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

On this backcountry adventure, your guide will take you along a route that the early explorers of the Canadian Rockies blazed nearly a century ago. It’s the ideal way to dip your toe into horseback trekking in Banff. On the first day, start the trip at the stables in Banff, where you will meet your trusty horse, specifically picked for you. Even if you have no experience, you'll be matched with a mild-mannered horse and be taught everything you need to know. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you gain confidence in the saddle. All the horses are steady, responsive, and can be counted on to cross any terrain, from forest paths to boulder-strewn creeks. On the ten mile journey to your lodge, follow the trail alongside the rushing glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, Healy Creek, and Brewster Creek. Along the way, stop for a simple, hearty cowboy-style hot lunch on the banks of the river. You’ll arrive at Sundance Lodge late afternoon, This is an ideal place for those who want to marvel at the beauty of the Banff backcountry, while still being swaddled in comfort. Settle into your room and freshen up from your day on the trail, then gather around the table for a gourmet meal and an evening of conversation. Arise on the second day to enjoy a delicious breakfast, and some free time to enjoy your morning and the surrounding countryside. You will begin the ride back to Banff in the late morning, bringing along handmade sandwiches for the journey, as well as fresh-baked goodies and fruit. Return to Banff at approximately 4:30 PM, with plenty of stories to tell about your adventure in the backcountry.

Birkenhead Lake Half-Day Mountain Ride

2. Birkenhead Lake Half-Day Mountain Ride

After meeting at the ranch at 9 AM, you will be transported to a private tenure, where you will get a taste of mountain riding at it's best. Under the guidance of our knowledgeable and friendly guides, climb steep, well-maintained mountain trails to scenic viewpoints. Walk along a beautiful woodland trail and step quietly through the mystical Enchanted Forest. Appreciate the serenity and agility of your sure-footed mountain horse, as it takes you through open spaces and single track trails, gaining some 1500 feet of elevation. Stop for lunch at a scenic lunch spot, to get a short rest before being picked up to return to the ranch by about 2:30 PM.

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