Cowboy for a Day

By Banff Trail Riders

This full day adventure will give you a glimpse of cowboy life in the mountains and offers the greatest variety of scenery as you travel through the Spray River Valley. Along the ride you will capture panoramic views from Sulphur Mountain. Lunch is included and prepared trailside. On the way back, ride along the base of Mt. Rundle where you will experience unique views of the Spray River.

What you can expect

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. A helmet is mandatory on this ride.

Enjoy the most popular and scenic trail ride through the Spray River Valley. Capture panoramic views of the valley from Sulphur Mountain. While lunch is being prepared western style, take the opportunity to explore the banks of the Spray River. On the homeward trek you will ride along the base of Mt. Rundle, offering unique views of the Spray River.


  • Explore Banff National Park on horseback
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail cowboys to guide your ride
  • Follow historic routes original explorers carved
  • Enjoy a hearty meal fit for a cowboy


  • Closed toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Dress for the weather
  • Don't forget your camera
  • Helmets are mandatory

PLEASE NOTE - Complete details about your activity, including exact location, what to bring, cancellation policies and arrival information will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed.

Driving directions

  • From the Trans Canada Highway drive along Banff Avenue to Downtown. Continue south along Banff Avenue to the Bow River Bridge, and drive across. As soon as you cross the bridge, turn right onto Cave Avenue and drive for 700ms, next turn right onto Sundance Road. The Warner Stables is the big red stables at the end of Sundance Road. There is plenty of free parking at the site.

Meet location

Meet at Warner Stables


  • Minimum age: 8 yrs
  • Maximum weight: 250lbs
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult - they must ride their own horse
  • Anyone who is 15 years old or under must have someone who is 18 years or older with them


  • Departure times may differ slightly at the start and the end of the summer season
  • BBQ lunch provided

Dietary requirements

  • Allergies and diet restrictions can be accomodated and must be notified at time of booking
7 Hours
9 – 80
No limit on number of guests

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