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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


Nov. 30, 2013 - March 1, 2014


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% (263 ratings)
Sold out at
12:59 a.m. CT on Dec. 15


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

The 1,280-acre ranch lays claim to the original stagecoach road that ran from Phoenix to Cave Creek.
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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