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MacDonald's Ranch

#4 of 28 Sights & Landmarks in Scottsdale Features Animals
26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
+1 480-585-0239
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Family ride at Dusk

Wesley and Dana are exceptional guides. This ride is very good for inexperienced riders and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
So worth it!

I was in Phoenix for business and a coworker and I decided to do the sunset ride on 7/27. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
North Stonington, Connecticut
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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!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (30 reviews)
“pony rides” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
North Scottsdale
+1 480-585-0239

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wesley and Dana are exceptional guides. This ride is very good for inexperienced riders and families. Very well trained horses and great scenery. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Thank hulstonfive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Phoenix for business and a coworker and I decided to do the sunset ride on 7/27. We checked out the petting zoo before hand. Those goats, sheep, donkeys and mini ponies were so affectionate and loved being pet/scratched. They'll even nudge you...More

1  Thank TCol10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was so great! Sunset ride was the best! Fun for the whole family! Kids saw great wildlife on the trail. The guides were so friendly and very knowledgeable!

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a unique experience to go horseback riding in the desert. The wranglers were warm, friendly, and professional. I would go again if I ever return to Scottsdale. Totally recommend!

Thank Ida P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family went on a 90 minute guided horseback ride through the Sonoran Desert this morning. My kids range in age from 5 to 18 years old with no riding experience. Our guides: Steve, Ali and Kenna were very professional and personable. They worked wonderfully...More

1  Thank Jake A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went on a 90 minute ride through the desert. The employees who signed us in were very friendly, as were the horses. However, our tour got boring very fast, as the tour guide didn't bother to talk to us much, unless one of our...More

3  Thank Kara C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Spent some time in Phx visiting friends and decided to go riding. Original idea was to do it during the day but when I called, they offered the option to do a sunset, which I was not aware of. Great suggestion. My guide was was...More

2  Thank BmoreWilliam
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We went with a group of business people from a conference. There was horseback riding and a stage coach ride for those who didn't want to ride. Afterward we had a "cook out". The food was very good. Everyone enjoyed the ride as well. I...More

1  Thank travelcat012
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had a group of about 20 of us...some took the stagecoach...I called them the city slickers...the rest of us rode horses...we were the cowboys and cowgirls. We went about 6:00 PM and it was pleasant. Did not see to much wildlife a few birds...More

Thank Kurt V
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Our international group of 46 college alumni had a truly memorable evening at MacDonald's Ranch; our balladeer unexpectedly fell ill and wasn't able to come but Bryan and Caleb were quickly "roped in" and taught several of us how to throw a lasso. For some,...More

Thank ArizonanKiwi
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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