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MacDonald's Ranch

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26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
+1 480-585-0239
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Great family ride and friendly people!

Our group of 12, 5 adults and 7 kids loved it. Well organized check-in, and even the 5 year old... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Ginnie F
Chicago, Illinois, United States
via mobile
A Great Way to See The Desert.

We took our 11 year old granddaughter for the hour sunset trail ride. We really enjoyed the trip... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Munich, Germany
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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!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
North Scottsdale
+1 480-585-0239

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Our group of 12, 5 adults and 7 kids loved it. Well organized check-in, and even the 5 year old could ride her own horse, tethered to the guide. Amy and Allie were fun and knowledgeable guides. Definitely recommend for beginners to advanced as the...More

1  Thank Ginnie F
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We took our 11 year old granddaughter for the hour sunset trail ride. We really enjoyed the trip through the the desert at sunset. The horses were well taken care of and the guides were awesome! We'll be back.

2  Thank MauiMama4446
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We booked a 1 hour private ride with my wife and two young children (6 and 8). This was the first ride for our daughters and they were both very excited; our youngest is in love with horses. I was surprised how well she did...More

1  Thank BNWallace
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience at MacDonald's Ranch. Our kids are 7 and 9. This family business seems to be very well run - friendly, helpful, efficient, professional. The horses were beautiful. It was clear that our guide/other ranchers on staff knew the temperament and...More

1  Thank Hyun Mee G
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We had a great time here today with out two girls ages 7 and 11. The guides were amazing and told us about the area and the history. Great ride for inexperienced riders.

1  Thank travel_kids2016
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Teenagers enjoyed the trail and had fun. Guides were good. The horses holiday and Mel were really good. The trail was laid back and the horses walked the entire time.

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this afternoon with our 5 and 3 year old. Both kids have been afraid of horses in the past, but Mike (I believe that's his name) was very patient and knew how to talk to my 5 year old to encourage her....More

1  Thank Hkanan
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Visited on spring break from NC with my husband and sons. Hosts were so hospitable and patient esp with my 9 year old who was very scared. They got him on and had him happily galloping along in just a few short minutes. An hour...More

1  Thank M_M_S_D
Reviewed 14 March 2016

But I'm looking forward to my next Scottsdale trip so I can visit again (and maybe get my husband to join me this time!). Laid back guide, peaceful, with a bit of a gallop, great morning ride! Thought I'd post a couple photos from last...More

1  Thank Maria A
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We had a small group of colleagues go on a ride together with guide Casey -- an engaging, knowledgeable, classic country polite guy! The horses were all easy to work with, even with those of us new to riding. They all looked healthy and well...More

2  Thank travel-here-there
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28 July 2016|
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