Powderface Ridge

Mountain Prairie Combo – 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.


Itinerary 2017

09 Sept    Guests arrive in Calgary before 4 PM, transfer to M&M Ranch, reception, accommodation at the ranch
10 Sept    After breakfast, meet “your” horse and get acquainted, Ride to Threepoint Camp (ca 5 hours), overnight in tents
11 Sept    Ride from Threepoint Camp to Elbow Camp (ca 8 hours), overnight in tents
12 Sept    Ride to Box Canyon (ca 4.5 hours), return to Elbow Camp
13 Sept    Ride through the Cougar Gap (6 hours), return to Elbow Camp
14 Sept    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
15 Sept    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
16 Sept    Participation in Rattlesnake Roundup Competitive Trail Ride (Novice or Intermediate Category), overnight in tents
17 Sept    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
18 Sept    Departure and transfer to Calgary after breakfast

Experience the contrast of two very different and exciting landscapes!
Evan Thomas Pass 8400' above sea level
Endless Grasland in the open Prairies
Tombestone Pass

Prices include: 8 days of guided riding, all meals from supper 10 September until breakfast 19 September, 3 nights in guesthouse at the ranch, 6 nights in camps (wall tents), transport to and from Calgary and to and from Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park and maybe even a ribbon to take home!

Not included: Alcohol with your meals and 5% federal tax

Price per person: $3,395 (CAD)
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 (surcharge for single rooms applies), 6 nights in camp
Route: see trailmap