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MTM Ranch: Horseback Riding in Payson/ Christopher Creek, Arizona

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FIRST: Pick up your wrangler at the See Canyon Camp Ground,
Go Highway 260 to Christopher Creek Turn off. Drive less than a mile into downtown Christopher Creek. Tall Pines store will be on your right. STOP! Across from the store is a Dirt Road # FR 274? Go north on that road 2.5 miles to the very end. You can not get lost. It is a dead end. At the end will be the Big White Horse Trailer and MTM Wrangler. The wrangler will leave the trailer there and this will be your destination / End of ride. Cool, wooded, shady and watered.
*there is a restroom at each end of the trail

Then You Will Shuttle to:


Leave Payson on highway # 260 heading toward Christopher Creek. Continue 20-25 minutes:
PAST: Kohls Ranch, PAST: Christopher Creek Cutoff, PAST: Colcord Rd.
Past Colcord Road 2.1 miles on the left , Look for the 260 Trail Head.
This is where the horses have already been dropped off and are corralled.
Wrangler will later shuttle you back to your car with the truck and trailer. Do not bring valuables and leave them in your car. If you must, lock them in the trunk.

Highway 260 to Kohl's Ranch. Instead of turning Right to go to Kohl's Ranch Resort --- Turn LEFT heading toward the Fish Hatchery. Go about 1 mile across a single lane small concrete bridge, go across bridge and turn left into parking lot. Please find Big White Horse trailer with your Wrangler.
Get in the truck with your wrangler and headup to the trailhead. Don't forget food and water.

You will end up in this parking lot in 3.5 hours from when you leave the Hatchery Parking lot. Please pack 4 small bottles of water and bring a small lunch to enjoy at the Springs.

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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.