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

Sold out - This deal was published June 14, 2013 and sold out June 27, 2013.
$29 -- Scenic Horseback Ride at MacDonald's Ranch, Reg. $60
By Travelzoo Staff
For $29, regularly $60, wander desert trails on horseback and take in views of the Sonoran Desert, Camelback Mountain and the McDowell Mountains. Ninety-eight percent of Travelzoo subscribers loved our past offers at MacDonald's Ranch; many praised the "wonderful," "friendly" staff and "beautiful scenery."

Why we love it

  • 90-minute horseback ride for less than $30 a person
  • Sonoran Desert views, flora and fauna from the saddle
  • Suitable for all skill levels
  • Or ride in a horse-drawn stagecoach for $20 (reg. $45)

When

June 14, 2013 - Dec. 19, 2013

Where

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

What's included

  • During the 1.5-hour ride, a seasoned wrangler will point out desert flora and fauna like rattlesnakes, coyotes, rabbits and hawks. Phoenix New Times also named this ranch the Best Place to See the State Bird (cactus wren).
  • Or for $20, regularly $45, explore the back trails in an authentic horse-drawn stagecoach. The 1,280-acre ranch lays claim to the original stagecoach road that ran from Phoenix to Cave Creek. The ride lasts 45 minutes to an hour.
  • 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 Wednesday, June 19. Horseback ride vouchers expire Dec. 19, 2013. Stagecoach ride vouchers expire Sept. 30, 2013. Not valid for moonlight or private rides. Reservations are required; must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Closed Mondays from June-September. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Not valid on major holidays or holiday weekends. Must be 5 or older and weigh 260 lbs. or less for the horseback ride. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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$29   $60
52% off | 157 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 June 27
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98% Enjoyed MacDonald's Ranch
(207 ratings)
4.7
Quality of Service
4.3
Quality of Activity
4.5
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Friendly staff

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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