Who says you can’t have it all?
Ride 5 days in Kananaskis Country (see Forgetmenot Ride for description) and finish with a Ride in Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, Southern Alberta.
It is the perfect combination for all those who can’t decide whether to enjoy the quiet wilderness of the Canadian Rockies or gallop across the Prairies and through the badlands of Southern Alberta.
The itinerary below is an outline of what to expect, rather than a fixed agenda. We may have to alter the plan if conditions like weather, bear activity or river water levels make a trail unsafe.
Day 1 Guests arrive in Calgary before 4 PM, transfer to M&M Ranch, reception, accommodation at the ranch
Day 2 After breakfast, meet “your” horse and get acquainted, Ride to Threepoint Camp (ca 5 hours), overnight in tents
Day 3 Ride from Threepoint Camp to Elbow Camp (ca 8 hours), overnight in tents
Day 4 Ride to Box Canyon (ca 4.5 hours), return to Elbow Camp
Day 5 Ride through the Cougar Gap (6 hours), return to Elbow Camp
Day 6 Pack up camp and ride with pack horses to Trailhead (ca 1 hr), group ride continues over Powderface Ridge (ca 4.5 hours), return to Ranch, overnight at the Ranch
Day 7 Transfer to Writing-on Stone Provincial Park ( ca 4 hours by car), set up camp and vet check for Competitive Trail Ride, overnight in tents
Day 8 Participation in Rattlesnake Roundup Competitive Trail Ride (Novice or Intermediate Category), overnight in tents
Day 9 Leisurely ride through the Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park ( ca 2 hours), transfer back to ranch in the afternoon (ca. 4 hours by car), overnight at the ranch
Day 10 Departure and transfer to Calgary after breakfast
Prices include: 5 days of guided riding in Kananaskis Country, pick up from Calgary Sunday and return to Calgary Saturday, 2 nights in our guesthouse, all meals from Sunday night to Saturday morning.
Not included is alcohol with your meals and on the trail, 5% federal tax.
|Price per person:||$4,199.00 (CAD) per person, see trip dates below|
|Level of Experience:||Intermediate to experienced, not suitable for novices, (see details)|
|Pace and Terrain:||Walk on moderate to difficult terrain, long trots and canters in open country|
|Accommodation:||3 nights at the M&M Ranch ($40/night surcharge for single rooms applies), 6 nights in camp ($10/night surcharge for single tent)|
|If you wish to extend your stay, you can add a few days of “Ranch & Ride”. Click here for more information.|
Experience Horseback Riding in the Prairies and the Mountains!
2020 Fall Trip Dates
|12 September||21 September||$4,199.00||Fully Booked|
2021 Fall Trip Dates
|11 September||20 September||$4,199.00||Available|
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Mountains and Prairies Ride Feedback
“Awesome, Awesome and oh , by the way , Awesome. This was the trip of a lifetime. (…) This is for you if you want genuine horseback experience and not a plastic “Dude Ranch” holiday. Spectacular!!! “
“What can I say, but Neil, Undine, Wendy and the rest of the Moose Mountain team totally met and exceeded our expectations. From the booking, payment, communication, pickup and match to our horses, they got it 100% right. The horses were all magnificent, well looked after and totally matched to the rider. The rides, scenery and organisation were second to none.”