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

Sold out - This deal was published November 30, 2013 and sold out December 15, 2013.
By Jen Lee
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

When

Nov. 30, 2013 - March 1, 2014

Where

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 at MacDonald's Ranch
  • Seasoned wranglers will point out desert flora and fauna like rattlesnakes, coyotes, rabbits and hawks
  • Suitable for all skill levels
  • Also offers a free petting zoo for kids and classic Western games like cowboy golf and horseshoe pits

The fine print

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, including Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

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$29   $60
52% off | 286 bought
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MacDonald's Ranch
98% Enjoyed MacDonald's Ranch
98% (207 ratings)
Sold out at
12:59 a.m. CT on Dec. 15
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The 1,280-acre ranch lays claim to the original stagecoach road that ran from Phoenix to Cave Creek.
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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