Horseback Adventures ~ Guided Trail Rides


Back In The Saddle Again! With Honest Heritage.... Genuine Hospitality!

Doing what we love... And loving what we do! The Cowley Family welcomes back all loyal and new riders to experience the spectacular trails and personal service that has made Rafter Six® World Famous!

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider, we are confident that we have a horse and trail to suit you.

Rafter Six Ranch's guides, horses and outfitters are known for being well trained, reliable and eager to share their knowledge of the area.

Before all rides, you will be matched with a compatible horse and given a brief list of the "Laws of the Land".

Trail Rides, carriages and wagon available in weather conditions above (negative) -10º C degrees! : )

Rafter Six Ranch Offers:

  • 1 hour, 2 hour, Half day (3.5 hour & snack), All Day (7 hour & lunch), Custom Rides ~ Intermediate and Advanced Equestrian Trail Rides (1.5 hour)
  • Sunset Supper Ride (3-3.5 hours)
  • Saddlebag Supper Ride (2-2.5 hours)
  • Overnight packtrips by specail request
  • For yer lil' buckaroos - Pony Rides!
  • For cowboys and cowgirls in training - Riding Lessons!
  • Carriage and Wagon Rides
  • For frequent riders or folks traveling through ...we have a horse and a trail just for you!

grand-trail-ride-gate2014 Horseback Riding Rates & Information

Pony Ride
$30  per person
One Hour Ride $60  per person
One Hour Lesson                       from $90  per person
Two Hour Ride $95  per person
Intermediate Ride (1.5 hour)     minimum 2 people
$105 per person
Custom Ride (Customized to your request) from
$115 per person
Half Day Ride (3.5 hr & snack) minimum 4 people
$145 per person
All Day Ride (7 hr & lunch)     minimum 4 people
$220 per person
Saddlebag Ride                         minimum 4 people $125 per person
Carriage Rides ( 1 hour)           from 1 to 4 people
$135 per trip
Wagon Rides   ( ½ hour )          from 4 to 15 people $185 per trip
Extreme Cowboy Challenge Clinics
call for info
Cowboy College ~ Demonstrations & Participation $695

Call for Reservations 1-403-673-3622 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Payment options - cash, debit card, email transfer, credit cards (Visa or Mastercard)

*Prices listed include gst.
**Cash customers receive a preferred rate.
***A 48 hour cancellation notice is required.

*For a more comfortable riding experience, we recommend long pants, boots with a heel, and clothing suited to the various weather conditions. Closed toe shoes are a must. High impact helmets are also recommended for all riders and required for riders under the age of 18 years. Riders may bring their own helmet or rent one on site. Extra suggestions - Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, camera etc. Please make sure all items are secure on yourself.
**All Rides are based on Safety and least experienced rider
***Age & weight restrictions apply; under 18 must wear approved riding helmet (avail. for rent)
****A minimum of 2 riders may apply.



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Pony Rides

Take your little tyke on a pony ride. Lead the horse around while your little one gets to enjoy the views from on top a horse. Your youngster will be suited with a well mannered, calm horse.


Half hour pony ride ~ $30

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Riding Lessons

Get a great introduction to the western horse with this informative session, then try your skills outside of the arena on a trail ride! Lessons available for beginner to intermediate riders. Please call our office for further information. 

One Hour Lesson ~ $90

saddle upOne Hour and Two Hour Beginner Ride

Take a ride through the beautiful forest with varried terrain and breathtaking views. Perfect for a relaxing and calm trail riding experience. This trail is a walk and light trot - geared towards the least experienced rider. minimum age 6+
$60 for 1 hour or $95 for 2 hours

Intermediate Ride

For those that desire a bit more challenge and speed than the traditional trail ride, an hour and a half intermediate ride is sure to please! Experinced riders only! minimum age 12 yrs
$105 ~ 1.5 hours


Custom Ride

The Custom Ride is an advanced riders ride that can be customized to your particular request, such as a proposal ride, special family ride, photoshoot or simply a more exciting adventure ride, sure to get your heart pumping! Steeper hills, thicker bushes and more speed for those horsemen that need an adrenalin rush. MUST be a competent rider. Minimum age 14 yrs 
$115 ~ 1.5 hours


0083-RafterSixHalf Day Ride

This 3.5 hour trip includes a packed snack to enjoy while on the trail. Minimum 4 people; ages 12+.

Full Day Ride

The 7 hour trail is a great way to experience the gorgeous country side with the best part of the west - The horse. You will ride out to the stunning "Barrier Lake" and enjoy a packed lunch while on the trail. Minimum 4 people; ages 14+



campfireSaddleBag Ride

Enjoy your ride into the hign noon sun for a mid-day adventure or sunset with an early evening horseback ride and a stop along riverside of the Kananaskis River to cook your meal cowboy style over a campfire in the great outdoors! Great fun for everyone! An experience that shouldn't be missed! 3 hour duration

June to September. Reservations required


Carriage & Wagon Ridesgreen wagon

See the countryside on a Wagon or mountain meadow Carriage! Wagon Rides are fun for the whole family and popular for larger groups! Laugh, Sing, and be Merry! Beautiful and romantic carriages are available for weddings or special celebrations. Perhaps it could be a great way to "pop the question" in a traditional Vis a Vis type carriage with the magnificent mountain scenery! Great for all ages!
Carriage Ride $135  from 1 to 4 people or Wagon Ride $185 maximum 15 people

Overnight Packtrips

horse lookThinking about camping this weekend?? Do something different this time with friends and family. An overnight trip on horseback may be just what you're looking for. Hit the trail with an experienced wrangler and wilderness packer. Experience the backcountry - where wildlife is abundant, flowers are beautiful and there is so much to explore! Don't forget your camera! minimum 14 yrs

Easy Rider ~ $235-$325 per person
Packtrip ~ $275-$325 per person/day

Extreme Cowboy Challenge Clinics

NEW! Experience the Extreme Cowboy Challenge with 2014 Champion Kateri Cowley!

Kateri will be teaching these clinics for those who wish to experience the kinship between horse and rider in the context of real life challenges that Cowboys often experience on the range working the ranch as well as some modern life obstacles to challenge them and their trust and bond. Call for more information and booking.



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Fun Tyme Rodeo

The Fun Tyme Rodeo is designed for group participation! Compete with your family or colleges in a "gymkhana" style of rodeo. Six horses and riders are organized into six events. Rafter Six guides coordinate volunteer riders and provide explanations of each event. The involvement from the onlookers in the bleachers helps to provide an atmosphere of fun and laughter. Prizes are awarded for the winners of each event! This event is one that'll be talked and laughed about long after!

Cowboy College

Learn the ways of the cowboy! This interactive group activity will demonstrate and teach about things like anatomy of the horse and saddle, learn how to crack a real stock whip, rope with a lariat and much more! Your group will be on their way to earning their spurs!

rodeoSpectator Rodeo

Spectator rodeos are just that - for the spectators. Up close and personal best describes the rodeo action at Rafter Six Ranch. The outdoor arena and bleacher seating are ideal for your corporate gathering to really experience the sights, sounds, action… and yes, even smells of rough stock rodeo. A rare opportunity these days!

The Spectator Rodeo is made up a wide range of events that test competitors in every way. They can include but are not limited to: Bull Riding, Bareback Riding, Saddle bronc, Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Race, Breakaway Roping, and Steer Undecorating.

Fun Tyme Rodeo ~ $895 six events
Cowboy College ~ $695 per session
Spectator Rodeo ~ Please contact us for current rates