Near Banff, the southern half of Banff National Park has numerous trails of varying levels of difficulty open to horseback riding.
There are several staging areas throughout the park that permit overnight corrals. These include: Pipestone River Trailhead off Slate Road, Mosquito Creek trailhead, Saskatchewan Crossing Resort, and Nigel Creek Trailhead.
There are several trailheads with loading ramps, including: Sunset Pass, Mosquito Creek, Johnston Creek, Healy Creek, Norquay, Mt Shark, Helen Lake, Pipestone River, Redearth Creek, Spray River, and Upper Bankhead.
Note: All private horse groups must reserve their trip up to 3 months in advance via the Banff Warden Office at (403) 762-1470. The maximum stay at any site is 3 nights or less. The maximum group size is 10 people and no more than 2 animals per person. Overnight trips also require a Grazing Permit.
Overall, Banff National Park - Southern is the 5th most popular horse trail of all 6 horseback rides in Alberta.