Pack Trips


PACK TRIPS

Pack up your duffle bag, get into your old blue jeans, and let us take you for a horseback adventure you’ll never forget

Like travellers of days gone by, a tent will be your home as you explore this majestic wilderness.   Everything must be packed in and out by horse.  We supply cots, foam pads and ground sheets so you can sleep in comfort, well protected from the elements.

This is one of the last sizeable tracts of mountain wilderness in Alberta that has been spared from highways and commercial development.  It is home to many species of wildlife which often present themselves for exciting photographic opportunities.

Imagine waking up in the crisp mountain air to the smell of fresh coffee, pancakes and bacon!  Our trail cooks will delight you with their daily mealtime surprises prepared on the small wood stove which is packed in and out on horseback.  Plenty of good home cooking to satisfy the heartiest appetite.

 

After a long day on the trail, it is great to relax around the evening campfire reliving the excitement of the day and sharing some “tall tales” with fellow travellers.  Friendships flourish in the glow of the embers, many which last for years!

campfire

The Last Frontier

 12 Days / 11 Nights

12 days of excitement covering well over 200km of wilderness from the back of a horse.  Adventure beyond the Coral and Job Creek trails to the mighty Brazeau River.  The ultimate for the fisherman, photographer, hiker and horseman. A vacation you will never forget.

Experience recommended

Longest ride 7 hours

Average ride time 5 hours/day

6 fly camps

Accommodations include waterproof canvas wall tent or teepee

Sleeping mats, no cots

Camp facilities include portable shower / outhouse

Backcountry camps only no electricity, no cell service, no running water

Maximum number of guests 8

Contact us for more information

2020 Departure Dates

12 Days / 11 Nights

Trips leave on a Monday and return on a Friday

July 13 – 24

Aug 17 – Aug 28

2021 Departure Dates

12 Days / 11 Nights

Trips leave on a Monday and return on a Friday

July 19 –  30

Aug 16 –  27

2022 Departure Dates

12 Days / 11 Nights

Trips leave on a Monday and return on a Friday

July 18 – 29

Aug 15 – Aug 26

The Heli-Ride Overnighter

 2 Days /1 Nights

 

Alberta’s backcountry wilderness has never been so accessible. This two day experience is short but incredibly sweet as we fly with Rockies Heli Canada 30 km in to our first backcountry camp.  Breathe in the crisp mountain air and enjoy a stunning ride to a beautiful alpine lake.  Enjoy a warm fire, good stories, and a mouth watering steak dinner all provided by our expert guides. Fly or ride out the following day after a relaxing morning and delicious pancake breakfast.

Itinerary *times and day rides may vary slightly according to Flight schedules and trip conditions*
Day 1
10 am Arrive at our base camp. Waivers, luggage check, final payment. May leave vehicle locked up in parking lot. Shuttle to www.rockiesheli.com
Waivers, weights, flight instructions
11 am Flight to Coral Creek Camp (15 min)
1 pm Day ride to Coral Lake –Bag lunch included
4 pm Return to camp
6 pm Supper
8 pm Campfire
Day 2

10 am Breakfast
12 pm board flight and return to heli base
1 pm Return shuttle to base camp

Beginner friendly

Moderate fitness level

Rugged terrain, steep hills

Longest trail ride 7 hrs (last day if riding out)

Day ride 3 hours

Maximu number of guests 6

Backcountry camps only – no electricity, no cell service, no running water

Sleeping accommodations waterproof canvas wall tent with cots and mats

Facilities include portable showers/ shared outhouse

Additional waivers required for Rockies Heli Canada

These are custom trips.  Departure dates are flexible.  Contact us with your unique dates

The 4 Day Heli-Ride

4 Days / 3 Nights

Combine two of the most popular activities in the Rockies.  Enjoy an exhilarating flight with the professional pilots of  Rockies Heli Canada as they take you over 30 km in to our first backcountry camp.  From there you will meet your team, pack up and head out on horseback over the incredible Job Pass.  Spend the next 4 days exploring the wild surrounding valley with few other people around.   You will enjoy daily day rides, photography opportunities, fishing, camp games, stories of old, and plenty of campfires.  Complete your trip with the option to fly or ride out on the last day.

 

 

Itinerary

*times and day rides may vary according to trip conditions*
Pre trip
We provide complimentary transportation from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Rocky Mountain House. Regular pick up time is 3pm,
Please feel free drive yourself to our base camp if preferred
Day 1
7 am Complimentary pick up from Rocky Mountain House if required
8 am Arrive at our Cline River base camp at 8 am (map enclosed for self drivers)
May leave vehicle locked up in our parking lot if driving self
Waivers, payment, and saddle fitting
9 am Depart for Coral Creek Camp with Rockies Heli Canada
9:30 am Arrive at Coral Creek camp
11 am Depart for Job Creek Camp via Job Pass
5 pm Arrive Job Creek Camp
7 pm Supper
Day 2
9 am Breakfast
11am Depart for Day ride to Job Lake (optional)
Hiking, photography, possible wildlife viewing
5 pm Return to camp
7 pm Supper (camp)
Day 3
9 am Breakfast
11am Depart for Coral Creek Camp via Job Pass
5 pm Arrive Coral Creek Camp
7 pm Supper (camp)
Day 4
9am Breakfast
11am Depart for base camp
6 Pm Arrive at base camp. Shuttle back to Rocky Mountain House if required
Post trip
10 am complimentary transportation back to Calgary (flexible pick up time)

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Riding experience an asset

Moderate fitness level

Rugged terrain, steep hills, water crossings

Longest trail ride 7 hrs (last day if riding out)

Average ride time 4 hours/day

Maximum number of guests 6

Backcountry camps only – no electricity, no cell service, no running water

Sleeping accommodations waterproof canvas wall tent with cots and mats

Facilities include portable showers/ shared outhouse

Additional waivers required for Rockies Heli Canada

2020 Departure Dates

4 Days / 3 Nights

July 6 – 9

July 10 – 13

July 20 – 23

Aug 7- 10

Aug 21 – 24

Aug 28 – 31

2021 Departure Dates

4 Days / 3 Nights

Trips leave on a Wednesday and return on a Saturday

July 11 – 14

July 18 – 21

July 25 – 28

Aug 1 – 4

Aug 15 – 18

Aug 22 – 25

Aug 7 – 10

Aug 21 – 24

2022 Departure Dates

4 Days / 3 Nights

July 10 – 13

July 17- 20

July 24 – 27

Aug 7 – 10

Aug 21 – 24

Aug 20 – 23

History of the Pack Trip

The Explorer

 6 Days / 5 Nights

The 6 day is a great choice for those who are searching for a deeper trek into the mountains. Travelling 75 km from the nearest road, you will be exploring places few others have seen.  Enjoy the stunning scenery, good company and a surefooted horse. Featuring an astonishing 2500 m pass on the ride from Coral Creek Valley to the beautiful Job Valley.  A once in a lifetime trip.

Itinerary *times and day rides may vary according to trip conditions*
We provide complimentary transportation from Calgary to Rocky Mountain House. Regular pick up time is 3pm,
Please feel free drive yourself to our base camp if preferred
Day 1 6:45 pick up from Rocky Mountain House
8am Arrive at our Cline River base camp
May leave vehicle locked up in our parking lot if driving self
Waivers, payment, and saddle fitting
Depart for Coral Creek camp with guide approx 8 hours
Day 2
Move to Job camp via Job Pass approx 5 hours
Day 3
Day ride to Job Lake approx 3 hours
Day4
Day ride Nanny Canyon approx 4 hours
Day 5
Return to Coral Creek camp via Job Pass approx 5 hours
Day 6
Return down Coral Creek to Base camp. Approx 7 hours
Depart for Rocky Mountain House accommodations
Next day complimentary transportation back to Calgary (flexible pick up time)

Riding experience recommended

Moderate fitness level required

Rugged terrain, steep hills, water crossings

Longest ride 7 hours (day 1)

Average ride hours 5 hours/day

Maximum number of guests 8

Backcountry camps only no electricity, no cell service, no running water

Sleeping accommodations canvas wall tent with cot and mat

Camp facilities include portable showers, shared outhouse

Contact us for additional information

2020 Departure Dates

6 Days / 5 Nights

Trips leave on a Monday and return on a Saturday

July 6 – 11

July 13 – 18

July 27 – Aug 1

Aug 3 – 8

Aug 10 – 15

Aug 17 – 22

Aug 24 – 29

2021Departure Dates

6 Days / 5 Nights

Trips leave on a Monday and return on a Saturday

July 5 – 10

July 12 – 17

July 19 – 24

July 26 – 31

Aug 2 – 7

Aug 9 – 14

Aug 16 – 21

Aug 23 – 28

2022 Departure Dates

6 Days / 5 Nights

Trips leave on a Monday and return on a Saturday

July 4 – 9

July 11 – 16

July 18 – Aug 23

July 25 – 30

Aug 1 – 6

Aug 8 – 13

Aug 15 – 20

Aug 22 – 27