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

Sold out - This deal was published December 28, 2012 and sold out January 12, 2013.
$29 - Scenic Horseback Ride at MacDonald's Ranch, Reg. $60
By Travelzoo Staff
Wander trails on horseback and get sweeping views of the Sonoran Desert with this exclusive deal on a guided trail ride. For $29 per person, regularly $60, Travelzoo subscribers can take this 1.5-hour excursion suitable for all skill levels with MacDonald's Ranch, rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor and 4 stars on Yelp.

Why we love it

  • For $29 per person, regularly $60, take a 1.5-hour horseback ride at MacDonald's Ranch
  • Ride through 1,280 scenic acres of the Sonoran Desert and get sweeping mountain views
  • The ranch is rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor and 4 stars on Yelp
  • The Phoenix New Times called it the Best Place to See the State Bird
  • Rides are suitable for all skill levels


Dec. 28, 2012 - June 28, 2013


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

What's included

  • As you amble through the valley with the McDowell Mountains to the east and Camelback Mountain to the south, a seasoned wrangler will point out desert flora and fauna like rattlesnakes, coyotes, rabbits and hawks -- Phoenix New Times named this ranch the Best Place to See the State Bird.
  • Rides run daily through March, then Tuesday-Sunday starting in April. The ranch also offers a free petting zoo for kids, as well as classic Western games like cowboy golf and horseshoe pits.

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed starting Friday, Dec. 28, through June 28, 2013. Reservations are required; subject to availability and weather conditions. Beginning in April, the ranch is closed Mondays. Limited Saturday and Sunday availability in March and April. Not valid on major holidays and holiday weekends. Not valid for moonlight or private trail rides. Must be 5 years old or older. Must weigh 260 pounds or less. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Must sign waiver. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$29   $60
52% off | 586 bought
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MacDonald's Ranch
98% Enjoyed MacDonald's Ranch
98% (263 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Jan. 12


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

98% Enjoyed MacDonald's Ranch
(263 ratings)
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

It was a nice ride and the staff was all very kind

Mar 17, 2015 Jody AZ, United States

The staff there is excellent!

I can't say enough good about the staff. They were patient with my granddaughter who is 5 and she had a wonderful experience as a result.

Mar 16, 2015 Pam TX, United States

Great staff and experience

Mar 16, 2015 Vinit NJ, United States


Mar 13, 2015 Philip AZ, United States

Our great guide!

Mar 09, 2015 Caroline Arizona, United States

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

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