Horseback Riding Phoenix Itinerary

Horseback Riding Phoenix Itinerary

Itinerary Details

  • Hours Planned: 10
  • Days Planned: 1
    Included Cities:
  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale

Your trip to Arizona will be a memory you will never forget! While here, be sure to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the peaceful, scenic and serene Sonoran Desert at MacDonald’s Ranch – the premier horseback riding stable in the Valley of the Sun. After your horseback riding adventure, we will take you to the town of Cave Creek to explore the old west.

Morning Horseback Ride at MacDonald's Ranch

DAY 1: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Once out on the Ranch your memories start with you and your group being paired with your horses. MacDonald’s Ranch is devoted to their horses ensuring each one is at its top condition. Be sure to tell the wranglers how much riding experience you have and they will choose a horse you will enjoy based on your riding ability. Even if you have never ridden a horse before, they have the right mount for you!

26540 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-585-0239 • Visit Website

Lunch at Harold's Corral in Cave Creek

DAY 1: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

After your Horseback Riding Adventure, it’s time to head further north and escape to Cave Creek. Enjoy lunch at Cave Creek’s original “Wild West Saloon and Restaurant,” Harold’s Corral. This landmark and popular stomping ground for both locals and tourists is celebrating 80 years of history and good times. Enjoy delicious food, great live music Wednesday through Sunday, and the best place in Cave Creek for a dang’ good time!

6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
480-488-1906 • Visit Website

Walk Off Lunch at The Town Dump

DAY 1: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Head across the street to one of the world’s most unusual stores, The Town Dump. This one-of-a-kind shopping experience for locals and visitors has been around for over 30 years! Malfunction Junction is a village of yard accessories, art, trellis’, gazebo’s, pottery, and other wild and crazy stuff. And don’t worry, they can ship your purchases anywhere. Come and check them out today!

6820 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
480-488-9047 • Visit Website

Sunset Horseback Ride & Cookout at MacDonald's Ranch

DAY 1: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Depending on the time of year, MacDonald’s Ranch offers incredible cookouts after your horseback ride. They start this adventure out on the  guided horseback ride around the 1280 acres where your knowledgeable guide will give you information about our desert, the property, surrounding flora, and wildlife!  When you are finished with your ride your caterer will be waiting with your meal! We suggest a juicy steak for dinner! MacDonald’s Ranch requires a minimum of 8 people for the cookouts, and reservations must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. 

26540 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-585-0239 • Visit Website