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Banff  - Backcountry Lodge Ride


Banff - Backcountry Lodge Ride
Alberta Canada

Snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas are the allure of Banff National Park.
Step out into the Canadian wilderness and enter the home of some of North America's wildest creatures: grizzly bears, black bears, caribou, elk and wolves.  Conquer on horseback the rugged  back-country trails during the day and return to a rustic, yet cozy, mountain lodge each evening. Here you will learn all about the lifestyle in the West as the cowboys will guide you through Banff National Park, the photographers haven of the Canadian Rockies. These pack trips take fellow adventurers deep into the heart of the rugged  Rocky mountain range to explore some of the most spectacular landscapes.
The horses, chosen especially to meet your needs and experience, will win you over with their charming personalities and amaze you with their  versatility and trail abilities. You will no doubt form a  "partnership" during your ride and come to respect your new friend immensely! This is a wilderness trip for folks who are looking to have a touch of backcountry luxury. Sundance and Halfway Lodges provide just the right combination. Days are spent riding and exploring on horseback, while evenings are spent in the cozy lodges. Meals are always an event and the cooks ensure you are well fuelled for the day's adventures.
We call that roughing it the civilized way! 


Progressive Ride (no camping)
Short Getaway
Family Vacation
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Banff
Airport: Calgary, AB
Transfer: Meeting outside of Banff: 9:00 AM - Drop off: 5:00 PM
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 14 riders

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    Banff - Backcountry Lodge Ride
    Tour Code: RTAB17
    6 days / 5 nights ~$1,465.00
    Dates : June to Sept

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Tack: Western
    Horses: Quarter Horses, Appaloosa's, Paints, a...
    Pace: Slow, 4-6 hrs per day

    Airport: Calgary, AB
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