Mountain Prairie Combo
10 days

experience level:
intermediate-advanced

The perfect combination for those who can’t decide whether to enjoy the quiet wilderness of the Canadian Rockies or canter across the Prairies and through the badlands of Southern Alberta.

THE ITINERARY

Guests arrive in Calgary before 4 PM, transfer to M&M Ranch, reception, accommodation at the ranch

After breakfast, meet “your” horse and get acquainted, Ride to Threepoint Camp ( 5 hours), overnight in tents

Ride from Threepoint Camp to Elbow Camp ( 8 hours), overnight in tents

Ride to Box Canyon (4.5 hours), return to Elbow Camp

Ride through the Cougar Gap (7 hours), return to Elbow Camp

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

Transfer to Writing-on Stone Provincial Park (4 hours by car), set up camp and vet check for Competitive Trail Ride, overnight in tents

Participation in Rattlesnake Roundup Competitive Trail Ride (Novice or Intermediate Category), overnight in tents

Leisurely ride through the Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park ( ca 2 hours), transfer back to ranch in the afternoon (4 hours by car), overnight at the ranch

Departure and transfer to Calgary after breakfast

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.

This itinerary 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.

Experienced +

days riding: 7

lodge nights: 3

tent nights: 6

Experienced + days riding: 7
lodge nights: 3 tent nights: 6

Summary

Experience the contrast of two very different and exciting landscapes!

5 days of guided riding in Kananaskis Country, travel with the horses to the beautiful Writing on Stone Provincial Park and participate in a Competitive Trail Ride, followed by a leisurely ride on Sunday before travelling back to the Ranch.
Pick up from Calgary Saturday and return to Calgary Monday, 3 nights in our guesthouse, all meals from Saturday night to Monday morning.
Must be comfortable with a faster paced ride.

Details
Intermediate to experienced, not suitable for novices, must be comfortable at trot and canter

Walk on moderate to difficult terrain, long trots and canters in open country

  • 3 nights at the M&M Ranch ($40/night surcharge for single rooms applies)
  • 6 nights in camp ($10/night surcharge for single tent)

alcohol with your meals on or off the trail, 5% federal tax.

2023 DATES
Arrival Departure Price Availability
9 Sept 18 Sept $4,990 Available

Dining: Meals included from Saturday night – Monday morning excluding Alcohol.

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

BOOK YOUR TRIP

“Great stay, great food, horses taken care of well, awesome trails, and friendly guides. It was great to have the fire pit all to ourselves to chill before bed. Awesome girls trip! Will definately come back!!”

Jennifer,

“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!”

Jennifer,