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MacDonald's Ranch

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Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Great Desert trail ride

My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful desert trail ride. Gentle horses and a nice guide made this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BardT3
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Fort Worth, Texas
The highlight of my trip

My family and I went on the 7 a.m. 90-minute tour and we enjoyed every minute of it! The staff was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vee L
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Your trip to the Valley of the Sun will be a memory you will never forget! Leave the city behind and enjoy the peaceful, scenic Sonoran Desert on one of our many horses. We are proud of our gentle and friendly herd! Call today to check availability!
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
North Scottsdale
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+1 480-585-0239
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful desert trail ride. Gentle horses and a nice guide made this very memorial for us I recommend these Stables

Thank BardT3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here to go trail riding for an afternoon. It was more of a walk though the flat desert. We were not allowed to go faster than a slow walk. The staff were very good but nothing memorable about the day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went on the 7 a.m. 90-minute tour and we enjoyed every minute of it! The staff was very friendly and the location is beautiful. The tour is great for beginners. Our cowgirl, Ally Kay, made great conversation along the way and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family had a great time for our first ride! The guides were very nice and very helpful. Special thanks to Ally!

Thank Emir G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A very friendly and obliging place with an excellent selection of trips and rides on offer at reasonable prices. If ever your in Phoenix well worth a visit.

Thank Steve57C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Today my 7 year old and my freind went on the 7am 1.5 hour tour. It was amazing. We learned so much the guides were great and the horses were so sweet. If anyone goes and gets Smokey Joe please hug him for me. I’ll...More

Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I booked a 90min trek through the Sonoran desert for 2 adults & 2 children and our whole family loved it! At this time of year there was an early morning or evening ride to choose from, we chose the evening ride. Caleb & Jared...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

All the employees of the ranch were great with pairing us up with a horse suited to our experience. They were very knowledgeable in the area where we rode, quick to point out animals or other items of interest. You won't be disappointed with this...More

Thank KellyIrish414
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I am a beginner rider. I chose this location for the new experience of trail riding in the actual Sonoran desert- during their occasional 1hr moonlight trail ride. My daughter is an experienced & competitive rider. She found the nighttime ride to be an unusual...More

Thank PaDao T
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We took out family and out of town guest for an hour's ride. An old time ranch in all respects. It was a fun outing, even though it was a bit hot and definitely dusty.

Thank Breakfast-42D2
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Response from 327smarsh1 | Reviewed this property |
According to MacDonald's website, they are open on Fridays, but are on summer hours. According to their website, They are open 6:30 - 10:00 am and 5:30 - 7:30pm. and closed on Mondays. It is best to call them for... More
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