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, Bobcat, Mountain Lions, Coyotes and the Diamondback Rattler. 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 hour to all day. We work with you to come up with a memorable trail ride on our private 890 acre ranch, the Tonto National Forest, the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve or Spur Cross Conservation Area and now offering rides at our newest Agua Fria Location just north of Lake Pleasant at the Little Grand Canyon Ranch.
WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING AT OUR CAVE CREEK LOCATION NORTH OF SCOTTSDALE, UP AGAINST THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF TONTO NATIONAL FOREST. RIDE ONE OF OUR AMAZING HORSES THROUGH THE WONDER OF OUR HIGH MOUNTAIN DESERT TRAIL SYSTEMS. SEE THE WONDERFUL VISTAS.
ALL OUR DESERT MOUNTAIN TRAIL RIDES ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON.
ONE HOUR BUCKAROO RIDE:
This is a great entry level ride for those whom maybe have never ridden. This is the ride we highly recommend for our 8 and 9 year old guestS. We do have 2 different level 1 hour tours that give us the option for a more mountainous alternative for the more advanced rider. This ride specifically goes through an amazing stand of mature Saguaro.
The One Hour Entry Level "Buckaroo Ride, Level I, 1 hr
$ 50 per rider
NINTEY MINUTE OCOTILLO HILL RIDE:
The First thing on this ride is to traverse Mountain Lion Mountain up to saddle for the best view of Tonto National Forest. Time for Photos! Nothing could be prettier than a Sunset from the mountain and ascending into the beautiful foothills the of Northern portion of our ranch. You may see a Rattler, Coyote, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion or even a Hawk.
This ride is available for any rider 10 years and up.
The 1.5 Ocotillo Hill Ride Ride, Level II
$ 65 per rider
TWO HOUR VAQUERO RIDE:
Our most popular ride that literally goes on just about every trail on our ranch is a bold and fast paced look at pristine Sonoran Desert Mountains. Untouched by motor traffic, our entire trail system looks just as it did 400 years ago. There are some 400 year old Saguaro that could have told the stories of the Hohokam and the Native Apache that once lived and hunted this land.
The 2 Hour Saguaro Vista Ride, Level III
$ 80 per rider (2 Rider Minimum)
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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.