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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% (207 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Jan. 12
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98% Enjoyed MacDonald's Ranch
(207 ratings)
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Mar 10, 2014 Wayne British Columbia, Canada

A fabulous trail ride through the desert. Learning a lot of facts and myths and seeing the desert cacti up close was worth every penny

Feb 14, 2014 Edward Ontario, Canada

the riding :) John and Nicki are awesome, my horse was the best! I loved it. that was my first time riding and I enjoyed it very much :) actually I am planning to do it again :)))

Feb 13, 2014 Nataliia Arizona, United States

The overall experience was really nice. My son enjoyed the petting zoo and other activities offered as well.

I thought the horses were riding too close together which made it feel more like a train ride instead of a horseback ride. Plus for all 3 in my group, the stirrups didn't seem to be adjusted properly so after the first 30 minutes, our knees were really hurting. By the end of the 90 minutes, we couldn't wait to get off,.

Jan 27, 2014 Donna New Jersey, United States

the landscape was so beatiful. the horses were all very well trained.everyone at the ranch was kind and friendly.

this is such a great experience for the money.

Jan 18, 2014 TONY Utah, United States

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

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