When you think of the ultimate Alberta vacation – mountains and horses are likely two of the things that come to mind. Lucky for you, JKL Trail Rides conveniently combines these two elements – giving you the chance to enjoy a bucket-list worthy experience within a day’s drive of Calgary and Edmonton. With two locations in David Thompson Country, JKL is the perfect place for both beginners and experienced riders to hit the trails – offering everything from 1 hour trips to full-day excursions.

Rivers, waterfalls, rugged vistas and panoramic mountain views await! Here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know before your adventure.

What does JKL Trail Rides offer?

In addition to the traditional trail rides you’d expect, you can also look forward to a petting zoo, pony rides, and painted pony parties. JKL also accommodates corporate events, birthday parties and other special occasions.

Location, Location, Location?

JKL has two locations (both in David Thompson Country), for twice the fun!

  1. Wilderness Village Resort is located minutes away from Rocky Mountain House, across from Crimson Lake Provincial Park. Wilderness Village Resort is in operation from May 19-September 10.
  2. Wildhorse Flats rests on the banks of the Red Deer River, just 100km from Cochrane. The name doesn’t lie – wild horses are frequent in these parts – if you’re lucky you may just spot a herd on your ride! Wildhouse Flats is open from July 1-August 31.

Photos via JKL Trail Rides


Wilderness Village Resort:

Half an hour: $30

One hour: $40

Two Hours: $50

Smokie roast ride (includes two hour smokie roast): $60

Wildhorse Flats:

Half a day (including smokie lunch): $100

Full day (including steak BBQ lunch): $169

Can I book online?

Yes! There are online booking options for both Wilderness Village Resort and Wildhorse Flats. Currently, you must book each rider individually through the online booking feature.

I have all the info…now what?

Pick a day, book your adventure and saddle up! Get ready for wild adventure and prepare for a fun filled day of memories you’ll never forget.

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