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Horseback Riding in Arizona

Experience the natural wonder and beauty of the Arizona landscape on horseback! MTM Ranch and MTM Ranch North has been offering horseback rides just 90 minutes north of Scottsdale since 1987. As one of the most experienced stables in Christopher Creek, Payson on the Northern Border of the Tonto National Forest We are also licensed and insured on the Tonto National Forest. You can feel confident that your horseback riding experience will be memorable.

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What to expect from our horseback rides

At MTM Ranch both first time amateur and long time horse enthusiasts 12 years and up will be thrilled with their specially chosen trail ride mount. The age and fitness of our horses allows them go where many can't. Most of these horses were trained right here on the ranch and it has made them especially fit athletes for the job. Expert MTM Ranch Wranglers will entertain, enlighten and educate you and your group on how to ride to the best of your ability and maximize the time you spend trail riding with us. Individual instruction is paramount at the MTM Ranch. No need for anxiety here.

The pictures below will help you get a taste of what you will experience on our horseback rides ...

*Tonto National Forest Permittee, Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Permittee and Permit holder for the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve.


Cave Creek RanchAt the Ranch
Your adventure to the serene Southwest begins just a few minutes north of Phoenix ...
horseback riding, Arizona desertGroup Horseback Riding in Arizona
Horseback riding together as a group through the Arizona desert.
horseback ridingHorses Getting a Drink
Our horses at their favorite watering hole
 Arizona desertAppreciate the Arizona Sunset
What a way to appreciate the Arizona Sunset!
Just north of Scottsdale by horseback, breathtaking Sunsets await
Cave Creek RanchFall in the Aspens on the Rim
Fall rides through the quaking Aspen
Cave Creek Ranch,horseback riding, Arizona desert,Crappy day in Christopher creek
Another crappy day in Christopher Creek
,August Trip to Horton Springs
,Horses having a water break
One of the welcome water breaks on the 3.5 hour Fish Hatchery Horton Springs Trail.
Carr Lake Trail Rides are fantastic with beautiful vistas
Kids riding in the rain through the green forest.
Christopher Creek Office on scenic Highway 260
,Fred Haught Cabin Loop
Fred Haught Cabin Loop. The Final Ride of the summer. Historic Indian Battle grounds.
,Picket Post
Incredible Picketpost Mountain
,More of the Picketpost
The Backside of Picketpost

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Horseback Rides

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(480) 488-4538

Getting Here
We offer horseback rides near Scottsdale in the town of Cave Creek / Carefree. Follow Cave Creek Road north from Phoenix, past Carefree Highway almost two miles and just as the road begins to head East, Spur Cross Road will be on your left; take it North four miles through all the curves and dips. The pavement ends right at the driveway to the ranch.