Sulphur Mountain Ride

By Banff Trail Riders

A taste of the backcountry. Start in Banff and climb up Sulphur Mountain, past Rimrock Resort Hotel and underneath the gondola to approximately 2/3rds up Sulphur mountain. Other highlights include Return views of Rundle Mountain, crossing the Spray River, the Banff Springs Golf Course and Bow Falls.

What you can expect

Please arrive to Banff Springs Corrals 30 mins prior to scheduled departure. A helmet is mandatory on this ride.

Departing from the Banff Springs Corrals, you’ll ride along the base of Mount Rundle, passing the fairways of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. From the trailhead you will climb Sulphur Mountain.
Ride past the world famous Rimrock Resort Hotel and underneath the gondola. You will climb two thirds of the way up Sulphur Mountain along wooded trails before you begin to descend. In the valley, you will cross the Spray River and follow the base of Mt. Rundle back to the Spray River Corral.


  • Explore Banff National Park on horseback
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail cowboys to guide your ride
  • Visit a famous landmark hotel
  • Cross the tumbling Spray River
  • Witness the breathtaking Bow Falls
  • Get a birds eye view of both the towns of Banff and Canmore


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

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. At the T intersection take a left turn towards the Banff Springs Hotel along Spray Avenue. Drive along Spray Avenue for a few minutes (1km) and you will see on your left side a sign for horse rides with a parking area.

Meet location

Tour departs from Spray River Corrals


  • 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


  • DAILY morning and afternoon departures
3-3.5 hrs
9 – 80
No limit on number of guests

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