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$29 -- Scenic Horseback Ride at MacDonald's Ranch, Reg. $60

Sold out - This deal was published March 27, 2014 and sold out August 01, 2014.
By Kevin Kitchen
Wander desert trails on horseback and take in views of the Sonoran Desert and the McDowell Mountains for more than half off.

Why we love it

  • 98% of Travelzoo subscribers loved our past offers at MacDonald's Ranch
  • Many praised the "wonderful," "friendly" staff and "beautiful scenery"
  • Phoenix New Times named it Best Place to See the State Bird (cactus wren)
  • Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor; holds a 2013 Certificate of Excellence


May 13, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014


MacDonald's Ranch
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(See Map)
Tel: 480-585-0239

What's included

  • $29 (reg. $60) for a 90-minute horseback ride, suitable for all skill levels
  • Seasoned wranglers will point out rattlesnakes, coyotes, rabbits and hawks along the way
  • Free petting zoo for kids and classic Western games like cowboy golf and horseshoe pits

The fine print

Valid May 13, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014. Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance; subject to availability. Valid during merchant's operating hours (vary by season); call to confirm. Please tip accordingly. Not valid for moonlight or private trail rides. 24-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Not valid on major holidays or holiday weekends.

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$29 May 13, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014   $60
52% off | 313 bought
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MacDonald's Ranch
98% Enjoyed MacDonald's Ranch
98% (316 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Aug. 1


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

The 1,280-acre ranch lays claim to the original stagecoach road that ran from Phoenix to Cave Creek.
98% Enjoyed MacDonald's Ranch
(316 ratings)
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Very nice staff

Aug 8, 2015 PAULINE AZ, United States

Great staff and delightful horses! The scenery and tour guide's interesting tidbits of information were very entertaining.

Time flew by!

Aug 8, 2015 Karen AZ, United States

Allie (our tour guide) was very knowledgeable of the history of the surrounding landscape and filled our heads with many different facts that were interesting to listen to. Also learned about different types of horses and that my horse (Hank) was a Pentro horse raised as a carriage hauler for Wells Fargo. This is his retirement community! Relaxing 1Hr + ride, helluva deal...just be sure to go in the morning if you go in the Summer!

Jul 20, 2015 Joseph CA, United States

We really enjoyed the ride! The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The trail guide was interactive and engaging, although I think she was wrong about the ground squirrel being a black footed ferret lol!

We also enjoyed the petting zoo.

Jun 24, 2015 Doneilleen Arizona, United States

loved being on the horses out in the desert and having a relaxing ride

it would be great to allow photos only on phones as the girl behind my husband was checking her email and status updates the whole 90 minutes and it was not quite as relaxing for him as it could have been

May 28, 2015 Melaina CA, United States

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26540 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Tel: 480-585-0239

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