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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)


June 14, 2013 - Dec. 19, 2013


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% (263 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on June 27


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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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