$34 for a Two-Hour Horseback Trail Ride at MacDonald's Ranch ($74 Value)

North Scottsdale

20 Ratings

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Promotional value expires Oct 16, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required 48 hours in advance. Must be 5 years or older. Max. weight limit of 260 lbs. Gratuity not included. Limit 1 5 year-old per group of 7. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

MacDonald's Ranch - North Scottsdale: $34 for a Two-Hour Horseback Trail Ride at MacDonald's Ranch ($74 Value)

In spring, the nation's horses begin to hatch, and by summer, they've shed their downy fur, donned checkered stripes and fraudulent taximeters, and started shuttling Robert De Niro across town. Today's Groupon seats you in the saddle for $34 with a two-hour horseback trail ride ($74 value) at MacDonald's Ranch. The 1,300-acre working horse ranch in north Scottsdale lies in the serene Sonoran Desert and was named Best Place to See the State Bird in 2002.

Blaze a trail down dusty, underexplored paths deep into the tranquil Sonoran Desert. Picturesque mountains get tangled up in low-lying clouds, and the vast sky opens from horizon to horizon atop one of MacDonald's Ranch's stately, well-behaved hoofers. While one of the ranch's friendly wranglers leads the way, get close enough to converse with coyotes or pet native cacti. The friendly staff at MacDonald's Ranch, who are all experienced horsemen, will match you with the right horse based on your level of riding experience.

You'll want to arrive for your outdoor adventure outfitted in jeans, closed-toe shoes or boots, and lots of removable layers to account for the desert's unpredictable weather and ever-fluctuating fashion trends. Banish memories of last Halloween's couples’ centaur costume with a trip aboard a genuine horse and feel the freedom that only hoof-powered transport can provide. Each group of seven has a limit of one five-year-old, who rides behind the tour guide on his or her very own horse. Call ahead for a reservation.

Reviews

The Phoenix New Times named MacDonald's Ranch the best place to see the state bird in 2002:

  • …what makes MacDonald's Ranch special isn't what it has, it's what it doesn't have. You won't find any mechanical farm equipment here, because the ranch still operates with true "horsepower." That's just cool. – Phoenix New Times

Customer Reviews

20 Ratings

Friendly staff - a great experience overall.
Wes H. · March 21, 2012
Lot of fun
Denise J. · February 20, 2012
The group was a little large on the ride but it was fun and the staff was very professional!
Anna J. · January 16, 2012
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    North Scottsdale

    26540 N Scottsdale Rd.

    Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

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