The annual Hummingbird Mountain Trip corresponds with the timing of the Obstacles & Mountain Readiness Weekend Clinic at Scott Phillips Ranch (Events) the weekend before. For your convenience you may choose to prepare your horse for obstacles at the weekend course, and then proceed to Hummingbird.
Location: The equestrian campground is 100km SW of Rocky Mountain House.
Directions: Take Hwy 752 (60km, 40 paved/20 gravel), south west of Rocky to the Forestry Trunk Road 734, turn right (west) at that T-intersection (41km to camp). After crossing the South Ram River-steep hill, the road turns west for a mile or so then goes north. Look for the Hummingbird sign on the west side.
Turn left and follow the road to the staging area. Continue on the road past the information signs in the first parking lot (day use area). The road climbs a short hill then makes a sharp u-turn across a small creek then continues west. The equestrian loop camping area has a sign and an entrance, on the left (south).
Group will do day rides most days and likely one campground cleanup day. Please plan to help with picking up garbage and clearing trails if you come on this trip. ATRA has adopted the Allenby trail for cleanup and unless the road washes out or fires keep us away, we will go, rain or shine. Fuel costs may be partially reimbursed to those that submit receipts to Shirley by the September meeting. A creek crossing is required to access trails.
Ride Contact: Candace 780-990-4076 or email.