On the second day, the riders may choose to take time to relaxe, read a good book at the lodge or go and explore the magnificent scenery of the Skyline Trail on foot. It is a day to spend time hiking, climbing or photographing the renowned scenery and resident wildlife, including mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bears and marmots.

At the end of each day all guests meet around the table to share their daily adventure and enjoy a delicious home cook meal prepared by the Shovel Pass Lodge cooks.

After a delicious breakfast on the third day, riders, wrangler and pack horses will head out to 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 .Weight limit is 7 Kg(15 lbs) per person, not including what goes into the saddle bags.

Remember to pack warm clothing as temperatures can get cold at high altitude, the camp is located at 2135 m (7000 Ft). Guest should also bring riding boots, a good hat and gloves and a warm jacket should cold, windy conditions be encounter.

3-day horse/hiking trip to Skyline Trail

On the first day, we depart from the trail head at 10 am. We will be riding by Wabasso Lake and then reach a spectacular lunch area where you will be able to take a short break, stretch your legs and give a good rest to your horses.

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 our backcountry lodge, Shovel Pass Lodge , late afternoon.

Ride to Shovel Pass Lodge and Hike on the Skyline Trail !

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Experience the tradition of a horseback trip to the historic Shovel Pass Lodge. Our horse package includes 2 days in the saddle and one middle day at your leisure  to hike on the Skyline Trail.
The world famous Skyline Trail is serviced exclusively by Skyline Trail Rides. This spectacular mountain region and its wildlife are offered to guests in the same tradition of quality service which has been the trademark of the Shovel Pass Lodge for the past 102 years. 
Intermediate riding experience required. Minimum age:15 years old and maximum weight is 100 kg ( 220 lb)