The Trail Ends Here: Mayerthorpe

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016

The Town of Mayerthorpe marks the north end of Hwy #22, and the townsfolk here affectionately refer to their community as The Trails End. Now there is also a special attraction marking the end of the Cowboy Trail. It features a marker which supports a sign and a story board. The custom metal sign, which was installed last year, was designed by local artist, Tom Johansson. On the story board you’ll find a brief description of The Cowboy Trail and the “Cowboy’s Prayer for the End of the Trail,” taken from “The Cowboy Trail, A Guide to Alberta’s Historic Cowboy Country” by D. Larraine  Andrews.

The Marker, Custom Sign, and Story Board are located at the intersection of 50th Avenue and 52nd Street (Cowboy Trail). You’ll find plenty of free parking at this location. Plus, Dundee Park is located just across the street. Whether you’re on a Cowboy Trail road trip or just driving through town, Dundee Park makes a great place for a picnic. Visitors will also enjoy exploring Main Street just one block away. When visiting Main Street, stop by Mayerthorpe Hardware and Liquidators to take a tour. You feel like you’ve been transported back in time to an early mercantile hardware store!

Trails End Story Board - Mayerthorpe

Make a memory by travelling to Mayerthorpe to take a picture next to the Trails End Point of Interest. Although your journey on the Cowboy Trail will stop there, your adventures in Maythorpe will just be starting. You’ll find numerous unique attractions and opportunities to experience cowboy heritage, ranching, horseback riding, agricultural fairs, and challenging marathons. Visit for more visitor information.

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