Photo Gallery of Images from the Cowboy Trail

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Learning to Rope

Learning to Rope

Teaching a young cowgirl how to rope.

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Mountain Ride

Mountain Ride

Taking a break while overlooking the mountains on a trail ride.

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Canada Day

Canada Day

A couple on horseback check out the Canada festivities in Cochrane.

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Highwood Pass

Highwood Pass

Highway 40 west of Longview near the Highwood Pass. Mount Lipsett in the distance.

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Barrel Racing

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing at a local rodeo.

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Trail Ride

Trail Ride

Volcano Ridge Gorge in Kananaskis Country.

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Trail Ride in the Red Deer River Valley

Trail Ride in the Red Deer River Valley

Young girl learning to ride at a ranch on The Cowboy Trail.

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Elbow Falls

Elbow Falls

Kayaker navigating Elbow Falls on Highway 66 west of Bragg Creek.

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Chuckwagon in Cochrane

Chuckwagon in Cochrane

Two young children play in the chuckwagon during the Labour Day festivities in Cochrane.

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Men of Vision Statue, Cochrane

Men of Vision Statue, Cochrane

The Cochrane Ranche Historic site was named a protected historic plot of land in 1977 by Alberta Culture and the Men of Vision statue was completed and placed in its final resting place atop the Ranche hill overlooking the community May 21, 1979.

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Ya Ha Tinda Ranch

Ya Ha Tinda Ranch

Trail Ride crossing the Bighorn Creek just above the 60 m high Bighorn Falls in the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch west of Sundre.

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Black Bear in Kananaskis

Black Bear in Kananaskis

Black bear along Highway 40 near the Highwood Pass.

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Barn on Highway 22

Barn on Highway 22

Classic hip roof barn design found in numerous locations along the Cowboy Trail.

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Cameron Falls, Waterton

Cameron Falls, Waterton

Cameron Fall on Cameron Creek in the Waterton townsite.

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River Crossing

River Crossing

Rider crossing the Elbow River on horseback.

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Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake

Located in the Red Deer River Valley just east of Ya Ha Tinda Ranch.

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Cochrane Parade

Cochrane Parade

Cowboy with his pack horse in the annual Cochrane Labour Day Parade.

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Bighorn River

Bighorn River

Crescent Falls and the Bighorn River Valley west of Rocky Mountain House.

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Okotoks

Okotoks

Homes backing on to Crystal Shores Lake in Okotoks.

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Bighorn Sheep, Waterton

Bighorn Sheep, Waterton

Alberta Bighorn Sheep are the biggest of all the wild sheep.

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Waterton

Waterton

Trail ride in Waterton Lakes National Park just north of Middle Waterton Lake.

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Buffalo Paddock off Highway 22 north of Waterton

Buffalo Paddock off Highway 22 north of Waterton

Just north of the Waterton Lakes National Park entrance is a grassy field fenced in for a Buffalo Paddock.

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Trail Ride in the Red Deer River Valley

Trail Ride in the Red Deer River Valley

A child climbs aboard for a trail ride at one of the Cowboy Trail outfitters ranches.

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Okotoks Erratic

Okotoks Erratic

The Okotoks Erratic is a 16,500-tonne boulder that is about the size of a two-story house and lies on the otherwise flat, relatively featureless, surface of the Canadian Prairies west of Okotoks.

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Bighorn Sheep on the Panther River

Bighorn Sheep on the Panther River

A young boy throws rocks into the Panther River with Bighorn Sheep at a salt lick across the river.

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Teepee

Teepee

Teepee in Cochrane during one of many Cowboy Trail festivals.

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Pole Bending

Pole Bending

Pole bending at a local rodeo.

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Cochrane Labour Day Parade

Cochrane Labour Day Parade

The Cochrane Posse\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s wagon in the Cochrane Labour Day Parade.

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Trail Ride

Trail Ride

Young girl on a trail ride at one of the Cowboy Trail outfitters ranches.

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Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Farmers market in Cochrane.

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Panther River

Panther River

A group comes in after a long trail ride in the Red Deer River valley along the Panther River.

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Rodeo Preparation

Rodeo Preparation

Preparing stock for a local rodeo.

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