MacDonald's Ranch

North Scottsdale

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Experienced guides lead guests age 5+ astride carefully selected horses through 1,300 acres of Sonoran Desert on two-hour trail rides

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr advance reservation required. Must be 5 or older. 260lb weight max. Subject to weather. Not valid 11/23-11/27 or 12/23-1/8/12. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The horse and buggy was a popular method of early transportation, far surpassing the bug and buggy, which could barely move and was often destroyed by squeamish gunslingers. Saddle up with today’s Groupon to MacDonald’s Ranch in Scottsdale. Today’s Groupon is not valid November 23, 2011–November 27, 2011 and December 23, 2011–January 7, 2012. Choose between the following options:

  • For $38, you get a two-hour horseback trail ride for one (up to a $76.51 value including tax).
  • For $71, you get a two-hour horseback trail ride for two (up to a $153.02 value including tax).

Trail rides can be shortened to one hour at the request of customers.

A stableful of friendly steeds amble through 1,300 acres of Sonoran Desert landscape at MacDonald’s Ranch. Upon arrival, the ranch’s insightful and intrepid horsemen meticulously match each rider to a horse using an intricate algorithm involving riding experience, mood, and preference of english muffins or wheat toast. As one of the ranch’s friendly wranglers leads the way, groups of around seven horse handlers per guide blaze a trail down dusty, underexplored paths deep into the tranquil Sonoran Desert, getting close enough to converse with coyotes or pet native cacti.

Easy riding terrain makes the trip accessible to all levels of riders, and guides dispense useful tips on controlling equestrian companions. Riders should arrive for their 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. Each group can include only one 5-year-old child, who rides behind the tour guide on his or her own horse.

Customer Reviews

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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