1 Hour Guided Horseback Trail Ride in Scottsdale, Arizona by Macdonald's Ranch

Enjoy a short 1 hour Scottsdale Horseback ride!

Your trip to the Valley will be a memory that you enjoy very much and not soon forget. You will leave the city and enjoy the peaceful and scenic Sonoran Desert on one of our horses.  Conveniently located in North Scottsdale this well known 1300 acre ranch provides an escape to the natural Sonoran Desert.  The gentle and friendly horses are very accommodating to all rider types. We are devoted to our horses and ensure that each horse is in its top condition. Be sure to tell our wranglers how much riding experience you have and they will choose a horse you will enjoy. Even if you have never ridden a horse before, we have the right mount for you. After you are mounted, one of our wranglers will lead you down scenic trails with endless views of saguaros and desert wildlife. To the east you will see the McDowell Mountains and Camelback Mountain to the south.


  • Convenient North Scottsdale Location
  • Perfect for beginners
  • True desert horseback experience
  • Photo opportunities
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Professional and friendly staff

Additional Details

  • 48 hour cancellation policy enforced
  • Minimum age to ride horseback is 5 years old, however we can accommodate younger ages with FREE pony rides for the little ones (please tip the person that leads your pony), a new huge walk in petting zoo filled with fun critters to pet, Horseshoe games, Steer heads to rope and a Gem. Mine to look for some silver and golden rocks.
  • Maximum weight of 260 lbs
  • Departure times may vary

Tour Operator Information

1300 acres in North Scottsdale established in the late 1950's as a horse and cattle ranch.  The original Richardson family still operates and runs the land making for some local friendly service.  This is one of Scottsdale's oldest and most experienced horseback riding stables providing thousands of participants a Western adventure in the Valley of the Sun.

This tour operator has been given a Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence 2013"

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Adventure Details


60.00 minutes

Year Round

Min Age Suitability

$45.00 USD - Adults
$40.00 USD - Children 12 & under

Adventure Location

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Payment Details

8.3% included at check out

Payment Due
At time of reservation confirmation

Cancellation Policy

No shows or anyone that cancels within 48 hours of ride time: full ride fee per person will be charged.

Groups will be charged for all riders and scheduled ride length unless changes are made 24 hours before riding time.


What should I wear?

We recommend you wear close toe shoes or boots and jeans for horseback rides and hayrides. Layering tops and shirts may help prepare for unpredictable warm or cold weather. Expensive jewelry or valuable items that may easily get lost are better left behind.


Our minimum riding age is 5 years old, if you have a child that is younger than 5 please look below. Our weight limit is 260lbs.

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