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 at Pantano Riding Stables (a $50 value).
Situated near Saguaro National Park, Pantano Riding Stables 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. Call 48 hours ahead to schedule your ride.