May-Sep, Sept-Oct
Season
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
Departure Time
3 Hours
Duration
8yrs+, 250lbs limit
Riders

Get a taste of the mountain air with a horseback ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, to a delicious cowboy cookout BBQ meal at 3 Mile Cabin.

First you’ll ride along the Bow River while watching for wildlife and enjoying the spectacular scenery.

Midway through the ride, you’ll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality and some tasty comfort food including steak cooked to order, baked potatoes, cowboy baked beans and Caesar salad.

But before digging in, work up an appetite with a few western style games, like lassoing and horse-shoes. The ride is also perfect for youngsters.

Anyone joining the group can choose to take a relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River to 3 Mile Cabin and then re-join the group for an authentic cowboy bbq. A perfect adventure for all ages of the family group and available as a lunch or dinner departure time and meal.

Cowboy cookouts are available group bookings, with a buyout option for 40 or more people. Please contact us for enquiries and further information.

Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch
  • BBQ - Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING AND TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – COWBOY COOKOUT BBQ WITH STEAKFRY


The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Bow River

Ride along the Bow River while watching for wildlife such as ground squirrels, porcupines and beavers scurrying around the marshes and meadows.
2

Western barbecue at 3 Mile Cabin

Midway through the ride, you’ll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality and some tasty comfort food.
3

Sulphur Mountain Trail and Windy Knoll

After a hearty meal the ride climbs up and around the Windy Knoll, where you can see dazzling views of the surrounding mountains.
Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch
  • BBQ - Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING AND TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – COWBOY COOKOUT BBQ WITH STEAKFRY


The tour runs for three hours, which includes two hours of horseback riding. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time.
The tour includes a one-hour horseback ride along the Bow River to 3 Mile Cabin where you will enjoy a western cookout, followed by a one-hour horseback ride along Sulphur Mountain Trail. You will be provided with a brief riding instruction, a helmet, a friendly horse, and lead and tail guides riding at each end of the small group.

  • BBQ steak
  • Baked potato
  • Cowboy baked beans
  • Caesar salad
  • Lunch buns
  • Dessert squares
  • Juice
  • Coffee, tea & hot chocolate

Please meet at the Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
You must wear close toed shoes and long pants are best for riding. Helmets are provided and are mandatory for all riders and mosquito repellant is highly recommended.
No experience is necessary and if you’ve never been riding before then we’ll be sure to pair you with the perfect horse so you can enjoy a comfortable ride. Our guides will also provide a brief riding instruction prior to the ride.
Guests cannot bring a backpack on the horse.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Gratuities are customary and very much appreciated.

Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch
  • BBQ - Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING AND TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – COWBOY COOKOUT BBQ WITH STEAKFRY


  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 250 lbs.

 Any children under 8 years old or guests over 250 lbs can take a wagon ride to 3 Mile Cabin and then re-join the group for the barbecue. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child’s age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
  • Children aged 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Riders must wear closed toed shoes – no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • All adult riders must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any rider under the age of 18.
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 4 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch
  • BBQ - Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING AND TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – COWBOY COOKOUT BBQ WITH STEAKFRY


Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch
  • BBQ - Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING AND TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – COWBOY COOKOUT BBQ WITH STEAKFRY


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