Horseback Riders of the Skyline Trail PHOTO GALLERY
We offer a 3-day trip which includes accommodation, meals, horses and licensed guides with a trail-riding time averaging 4 hours per day.
Some riding experience is necessary. Minimum age is 10 years old and maximum weight is 220 lb.
On the first day, we depart from the trailhead at 10:00 am. You will ride to Wabasso Lake and reach a spectacular lunch area where you will be able to explore an old creek wash-out.
After lunch, we get back in the saddle and start climbing for the next 2 hours. The horses make light work out of the 3000 ft climb letting you enjoy the wonderful scenery of Jasper National Park. You will reach Shovel Pass Lodge late afternoon.
On their second day, guests at the Lodge may choose to take a guided day ride to the surrounding valleys of the Skyline Trail or spend time hiking, climbing or photographing the renowned scenery and resident wildlife, including mountain goat, bighorn sheep, bears and marmots. After a delicious breakfast on the third day, pack horses and riders will head out to the Skyline trailhead. Arrival time is usually around 3:00 pm.
WHAT TO BRING
While on horseback, riders can use saddle bags and strings to store rain wear, camera, water bottles, etc. Bag lunches are provided by the guide. Riders should pack their personal items such as a change of footwear, clothes, toiletries and towels in a soft duffle bag (no frame packs please). The weight restriction on personal duffel is 7 kg (15 lbs). This does not include weight of jackets/sweater tied on the saddle.
You should remember to pack warm clothing, as temperatures can get cold at high altitude. The camp is located at 2135 m (7000 ft). Guests should also bring riding boots, a good hat and gloves, and a warm jacket or fleece should cold, windy conditions be encountered. While all food and beverages are included in our rates, we are not licensed. However, our packers would be happy to freight in any personal alcoholic beverages.