Trail Rides with the MTM Ranch crew is are rich in wildlife and history. Every day it is not uncommon to see herds of Arizona Mule Deer, Elk, Coyotes, Porcupines, Black Timber Rattlers, and the illusive Black Bear. For bird enthusiasts our trail rides are always well viewed from the sky by the Mexican Turkey Buzzards, Red Tail and Harris Hawk, Tanigers, Kestrel and endless Finch and Hummingbird species as well as occasional Bald Eagle Sightings. Birds are every where!
Horseback Trail rides in Arizona
MTM offers horseback trail rides that go from 1.5 hour to all day. We work with you to come up with a memorable trail ride on our Ranch, the Tonto National Forest or the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
WE ARE OPERATING AT OUR CAVE CREEK LOCATION NORTH OF SCOTTSDALE ON THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN BORDER OF TONTO NATIONAL FOREST. RIDE ONE OF OUR AMAZING HORSES THROUGH THE WONDER OF OUR HIGH DESERT MOUNTAIN TRAIL SYSTEMS. SEE THE WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN VISTAS.
ALL OUR DESERT TRAIL RIDES ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON.
PETROGLYPH RIDE 4.5 hour plus level III ride. No one under the age of 14. This trail ride is an amazing along the the beautiful riparian area along Cave Creek. See the old Ranch sites and one of the most amazing displays of ancient Indian Petroglyph in the state. You will ride across Cave Creek. This ride is over 4.5 hours and requires intermediate to advanced riders.
The Petroglyph Ride, Level III, 4 hrs 30 min
$ 200 per rider (2 Rider Minimum)
The Two Hour Tour ascends into the beautiful foothills North of Cave Creek Arizona. Our ranch is a wonderful 860 acres and is Pristine. It is a great place to experience all the wildlife of the High Desert. You may see a Rattler, Coyote, Mule Deer or even a Hawks. 2 person minimum. This ride is available for any rider 10 years and up.
The Two Hour MTM Ranch Ride, Level II, 2 hr
$ 80 per rider (2 Rider Minimum)
The Ninety Minute Ride is the perfect ride for any person 9+ years. It travels back into the Desert Mountains and you are sure to experience some of our wonderful desert creatures. This short tour is a neat trip for the young adventurer. Any person 9+ years is good to go on this ride or perhaps an older rider that just wants a leisurely trip in the desert.
The Ninety Minute MTM Ranch Ride, Level I, 1 hr 30 min
$ 60 per rider (2 Rider Minimum)
The One Hour Ride is the very best for Young Ones 8+. This ride is leisurely and a great starter for even the most inexperienced rider. Take in a spectacular grove of might saguaros.
The One Hour MTM Ranch Ride, Level I, 1 hr
$ 45 per rider (2 Rider Minimum)
All of these rides are up in the mountains, not on the flat. Its not a boring nose-to-tail trailride on old half-dead horses. You will be horseback riding on well trained horses that actually respond to their riders. We will give you the tools and knowledge necessary to actually ride your horse. Due to the rigors of our trails we are required to have an 8 year old minimum and a 48 inch minimum height requirement.
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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.