Horseback vacations in the Canadian Rockies

Saddle Peak Trail Rides in Cochrane - between Calgary and Banff / Alberta
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Adventure horseback vacations along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. 3 day pack trips, 4&5 day combo trips, lodge rides, 2 day ranch stays


North America > Canada > Alberta > Cochrane - between Calgary and Banff

Eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, rolling foothills, river crossings, pack trip takes you above treeline 7000ft.
Panorama views, back country has outfitter wall tent accommodation, 2 day ranch stays has rustic cabin accommodation, lodge rides are in the Panther River / Ya Ha Tinda region. Combination trips are also offered including pack trip to Devil's Head Mtn and whitewater rafting on the Red Deer River.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: Over 8000 acres are accessible around the main ranch. 3 day pack trips take you up to Devil's Head Mtn, Black Rock Mtn. The terrain is more rolling foothills around the ranch while on the trips y ou are riding in high alpine areas over 7000ft
Traveling by car:
From Calgary we are approximately 1 hour from the International Airport. From Banff we are approximately 1 hour drive.
A car is necessary
Traveling by plane:
Calgary International Airport 1 hour from ranch
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
walk away

Skiing cross-country, Biking, Mountain biking

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Mountain climbing

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Shopping, Fitness Center , Golf course, Tennis court, Canoeing / Kayaking, White-Water Rafting, Skiing downhill, Inline skating

Other types of leisure activities:

ATV tours within 15 minutes of ranch
Outdoor Paintball Facility within 15 minutes
Whitewater rafting available within 45 minute drive
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch

Category

Holiday Company, Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Riding Stable, Western Riding Stable
Opening:
from: 15. April
to: 15. October
 
Guest Capacity:
15
 
Minimum age for guests:
age 8 & up
 

General description:

Adventure horseback vacations along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. 3 day pack trips, 4&5 day combo trips, lodge rides, 2 day ranch stays

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Round pen
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

Over 8000 acres of riding area surrounding the ranch. Access to forrestry & Prov.parks, pack trips to Devil's Head Mtn., along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Rides by the hour day or week

More details of the property

Richards Family Ranch homesteaded in 1935. Located in the Ghost River District in the foothills of the Rockies.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Weddings
  • Fishing
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Barbecues
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders
Riding (trained for / saddle):
Western, For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
Most are quarter horse cross and are geldings.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • 9-14 days
  • 15 days & up
  • Trailrides on request
  • Cattle Drive
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
age 8 & up
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 110 kg - 240 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Ideal family vacation, rides are geared to all riders.
our rides are for enjoying the scenery, racing is for the race track.
Specials available on select dates for 3 day pack trips and 4 day lodge.
Accommodations for guest horses
Number of Guest Horses:
in all 8 Guest Horses are welcome
Distance to the Accommodation:
The Riding stables are on the property directly.
Kind of accommodation:
Outdoor boxes, Paddock - Pasture
Other Details and Conditions for bringing your own Horse
cabins are rustic (4) camping is also available.
We do allow folks to bring their own horses on some of our trips. Primarily the 4 day lodge ride.

Guest lodgings

rustic cabin accommodation, wood stove heat, electricity, meals can be provided

4 Single / double room(s) :
no details
4 Multi-bedded room(s):
no details
4 Cabins :
Rustic, electricity, wood stove, each cabin accommodates 4 or more guests,
6 Tents, Tepees, Hay Stores etc. :
Back Country Pack Trips have outfitter wall tent accommodation,
>10 Parking space for Motor Homes / Campers :
no details
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning
Catering
Kind of Catering:
  • Self-Catering
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
More information of the Catering:
Home cooked meals, b-b-q facility for up to 150 guests
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Phone

Rates and contact

Rates of the accommodation

Rates of the single / double bedroom:
from: 75,00 Dollar / Day
to: 100,00 Dollar / Day
Rates of the Cabin:
from: 75,00 Dollar / Day
to: 100,00 Dollar / Day

Rates of the Horses for rent

Notes to the rental costs:
hourly rides, pack trips are inclusive, lodge rides are inclusive, meals, accommodation, guides, horses

Rates Guest Horses

Boarding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Feeding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Notes about the cost:
excellent water sources, hay provided, grain
Contact
 
Company:
Saddle Peak Trail Rides
 
First name:
Dave
 
Last name:
Richards
 
Country:
Canada
 
Phone:
+ 1 403 922-7430

You can contact us with the following languages:
English

E-Mail address: Inquiry


Company: Saddle Peak Trail Rides
Zip/Postal Code: T4C 1B4
Street: P.O. Box 1463
Country: Canada -- Alberta -- Cochrane - between Calgary and Banff
Phone: + 1 403 922-7430