Alberta Drifter
10 day packtrip

experience level: intermediate-experienced

An unforgettable adventure awaits you on this 10 day excursion which will take you through three iconic Alberta landscapes, following in the footsteps of First Nations, Explorers, Mounted Police and cowboys.

THE ITINERARY

Pickup from Calgary in afternoon, arrive at ranch for supper

Day ride from the ranch into Kananaskis Country ~ 5 hours on trail

Day ride deeper into the mountains, returning to ranch ~ 7 hours on trail

Pack up, load the horses, and drive to Writing On Stone

Ride through the magical backcountry of Writing On Stone Provincial Park

Pack up and ride 40 kms across sweeping grassland down the Milk River.

Pack up and ride another 40 kms to the Pinhorn Ranch, stay in Manyberries

Pack up and ride in the historic Cypress Hills

Enjoy a morning ride in the Cypress Hills before trailering back to the M&M

Transport to Calgary after breakfast, depart

Experience the best riding in Alberta

We start in the forested foothills and Rocky Mountains, then load the horses up and drive 350 km to the vast grasslands in Southeastern Alberta, and we finish up riding the high plateau of the Cypress Hills near the Saskatchewan border.

Eight days of riding in a wide range of topographies will leave you amazed by the versatility of the horses and with an enduring respect for the hardiness of our forbearers on this beautiful land.

The itinerary is an outline of what to expect, rather than a fixed agenda. We may have to alter the plan if conditions like weather and river levels make a trail unsafe

intermediate +

days riding: 8

lodge nights: 4

tent nights: 5

intermediate + days riding: 8
lodge nights: 4 tent nights: 5

Summary

A 10 day excursion which will take you through three iconic Alberta landscapes.Starting in the forested foothills and Rocky Mountains, then moving to the vast grasslands in Southeastern Alberta.

The details

intermediate-advanced (see details)

Long trots and canters where footing is suitable. Full control of the horse at all gaits is required. Rides range from 4 to 8+ hours/day.

  • 6 nights at the M&M Ranch ($40/night surcharge for single room applies)
  • 3 nights in camp (single tents available upon request at $10/night)

Max 8 Guests

Transport to Ranch, Alcohol, 5% goods and services tax, gratuities.

2022 DATES
Arrival Departure Price Availability
May 25 June5 $4620.00

Dining: all meals from arrivals evening to departure breakfast excluding Alcohol.

Single lodge room: $40/night surcharge single tents: $10/night available upon request

BOOK YOUR TRIP

“I experienced the 10 day Moose Mountain & Prairie Expedition with the 35 Km Competitive Trail Ride addition. The scenery both riding up & down the Rocky Mountains, simply took your breath away!”

C & D - Ottawa,

“Excellent and reliable horses, great guides with a lot knowledge about many things (horses, the Rockies, camping, cooking on a wood-fire to name a few), a very well structured and planned trip, and the fantastic scenery of this area. The riding was challenging at times, going up and down some steep mountains, and was physically demanding (in a good way).”

Veronica,