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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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Sunset Horseback Ride

Spent some time in Phx visiting friends and decided to go riding. Original idea was to do it during... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A little fun.

We went with a group of business people from a conference. There was horseback riding and a stage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“petting zoo” (28 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 1 week ago

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

Thank BmoreWilliam
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank travelcat012
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last afternoon in Arizona, we went to MacDonald's Ranch for a horseback ride that the children were dying to take. The ranch recommended getting there a half an hour ing advance to get gear and sign waivers. Since we still had time to...More

Thank Elyse L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Horseback riding in the desert seems like such a natural fit! The ranch has tons of horses and does pre-arranged guided rides. They also do free pony rides for the little kids - the pony is a full sized horse! We had to wait about...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a family owned and operated ranch. They have a petting zoo so get there a bit early to see the animals. We did the Sunset trail ride. There were about 12 guests, with a lead guide and another guide who moved throughout the...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice scenic 1.5 hour ride through the desert on beautiful horses. The ranchers match our large group with the perfect horse for each one of us!

Thank Courtney I
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A local told us about this place, she said you can get pony rides for free just tip the guide. The place was a little run down but very western feel for the kiddos. They had a blast riding the pony and the petting zoo...More

Thank J M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Took a very nice horseback ride through the desert in Scottsdale. Very nice staff that takes great care of their horses. We took an hour trail ride at a very casual pace, which allowed us to enjoy the beauty of the desert. A popular place...More

Thank WilliamH284
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Are you guys open Fridays for horseback riding? if you are from what time to what time?
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