Like all domesticated animals, horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a 90-minute sunset horseback ride from All Around Trail Horses at Pantano Riding Stables (a $50 value).
Situated near Saguaro National Park, All Around Trail Horses offers a unique way to explore the Southwest, facilitating equine activities for all ages and animal affinities. The sunset ride takes riders ages 7 and older on a scenic journey to a lookout point, easing into dusk and the increasingly familiar sway of the horses. The itinerary leaves about 15 minutes to watch the sunset from a romantic, captivating vantage point, and cameras and beauty-trapping jars are strongly recommended.
Visitors who saunter to the stables October 22–23 or 29–31 will alight from the saddle to find a medley of Halloween-inspired entertainment, beginning with a spooky horse-drawn hayride ($5/person). A hay maze challenges trotters' to wind their way through a leafy labyrinth by following their gut instincts and one roving steel marble, and rugged riders can refuel at an on-site snack bar stocked with seasonal treats (Halloween activities subject to extra fee not covered by this Groupon).
Though Pantano Riding Stables sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
4450 S Houghton Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85730