12:30pm
Departure Time
4 Hours
Duration
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Riders
Jun-Oct
Season

It’s hard to believe how much spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery is packed into this four-hour excursion.

You’ll ride two thirds up one of Banff’s most iconic mountains, visit a famous landmark hotel, spot elk or coyotes in the brush and then cross the tumbling Spray River in this half-day adventure.

From snow-capped mountains and sparkling waterfalls to roaring rivers and thick alpine forests, this trip takes you from the bustling Banff town-site to the peaceful wilderness just a few miles away.

See the renowned Rimrock Resort Hotel, and then trek down to the valley for a short break along the lively Spray River. Water and a light snack are provided.

After a well deserved rest, you’ll cross the Spray River and ride along the base of Mount Rundle – where you’ll enjoy stunning views across the valley and of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Then, pass by the immaculate fairways of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. You’ll continue on to the roaring Bow Falls to cross the river again before heading back.

Included
  • Water and a light snack
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

James's Pick

"Climbing up Sulphur Mountain and taking in the views is the best part of my day, sharing it with my guests makes it even better. " - James , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING & TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – SULPHUR MTN


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

1

Bow Falls

Breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air as you approach the roaring Bow Falls.

2

Cross the Spray River

The most unique feature of this trip is crossing the tranquil Spray River. On hotter days, your horse may even decide to cool itself off by splashing water onto its belly – it’s an experience unlike anything else.

3

Sulphur Mountain

Climb two thirds of the way up Sulphur Mountain along wooded trails past the famous Rimrock Resort Hotel and underneath the gondola.

4

Mount Rundle

On the descent you’ll ride along the base of Mount Rundle to the Bow Falls and cross the Spray River once more.
Included
  • Water and a light snack
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

James's Pick

"Climbing up Sulphur Mountain and taking in the views is the best part of my day, sharing it with my guests makes it even better. " - James , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING & TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – SULPHUR MTN


The tour is a four hour horseback ride. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time.
The tour is a four-hour horseback ride past Bow Falls, across the Spray River, two thirds of the way up Sulphur Mountain and along the base of Mount Rundle. You will be provided with a brief riding instruction, a helmet, a friendly horse, water and a light snack, and lead and tail guides riding at each end of the small group.
Please meet at the Banff Springs Corrals on Spray Avenue in Banff. The corrals are located before the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and behind the tennis courts.
Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
You must wear sturdy, close toed shoes enclosed to the ankle and long pants are best for riding. Please note that sandals of any kind are not permitted. 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
  • Water and a light snack
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

James's Pick

"Climbing up Sulphur Mountain and taking in the views is the best part of my day, sharing it with my guests makes it even better. " - James , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING & TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – SULPHUR MTN


  • Riders must check in at least 30 mins prior to departure.
  • Riders must be at least 8 years old.
  • Riders aged 17 and under must be accompanied on the ride by a legal guardian.
  • Riders must weigh less than 230lbs / 104 kg, fully dressed.  (You weight may need to be verified on our scales).
  • Riders must wear close-toed shoes (no heels).
  • Each rider must be able to speak and understand fluent English.
  • Riders must be in good physical condition.
  • Helmets are mandatory and to be worn by all riders.
  • COVID-19 Guests should not attend our tour if showing any signs or symptoms of illness.
  • COVID-19 Guests must wear a non-surgical face covering when checking in for their activity

Refunds are not issued if guests are disqualified from riding due to not meeting these requirements

Included
  • Water and a light snack
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

James's Pick

"Climbing up Sulphur Mountain and taking in the views is the best part of my day, sharing it with my guests makes it even better. " - James , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING & TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – SULPHUR MTN


Included
  • Water and a light snack
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

James's Pick

"Climbing up Sulphur Mountain and taking in the views is the best part of my day, sharing it with my guests makes it even better. " - James , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders


BANFF HORSEBACK RIDING & TRAIL RIDE REVIEWS – SULPHUR MTN


Spray River horseback trail ride with Banff Trail Riders
Horseback ride by Bow Falls with Banff Trail Riders
Horseback Ride near the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel with Banff Trail Riders
Banff Springs Corrals horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders
Cross the Spray River on a horseback ride
Horseback ride along the Spray River with Banff Trail Riders