A group of local girl scouts out on the trail.
We offer rides from 1 hour up to 6 hours, for beginner and experienced riders. Groups are small in size, consisting of no more than 7 riders. This gives the opportunity for a more personalized tour and the ability to ask questions and discuss what you are seeing with your guide.
1 hour desert ride: a guided walking ride that takes you into the Sonoran desert where you will see a great variety of plants native to the region, from the pincushion and hedgehog cactus, prickly pear, barrel cactus, ocatillo, mesquite, palo verde, to the giant saguaro cactus. Did you know the saguaro cactus flower is the state flower of Arizona, and the saguaro doesn't grow it's first arm until it reaches 50 years old? Just one of the many facts you will learn about the desert on this ride.
1 1/2 hour ride: we will take you through the valley of Saguaros, by an old prospectors claim, up and down slightly hilly terrain with great views and suitable for beginners. Bring a camera, you want to capture these images forever. Cave Creek Ride: 2, 3 or 4 hour rides are moderate accommodating both beginner and intermediate riders. Enjoy the lush growth of the riparian area of Cave Creek, and the beauty of the Tonto National Forest.
"We loved the stable. The girls will never forget their experience there". - Paige Mosely
Young ones not old enough to go on a trail ride, can enjoy a pony ride in the arena, led by one of our trusty wranglers. Pony rides are a great addition to a birthday party or family outing.
Directions: If you are using a GPS to locate us please note that we are out in the country and the GPS systems will often drop you a mile short. The pavement will end so continue to drive 1 mile on dirt road. The road will automatically go through a big wooden arch labled "SCS", and right as you drive through that we will be immediately on your right hand side.
Permitted with the:
Tonto National Forest-State of Az Trust Lands
Spur Cross Conservation / Maricopa County Parks
Town of Cave Creek
Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve
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