Horseback Riding

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a cowboy (and who hasn’t!), Scottsdale’s stables will hook you up with a true Western adventure. You’ll explore pristine Sonoran Desert trails as your guide entertains you with colorful local legends and information about the desert’s fascinating plants and animals.

If you’re new to the saddle, check out our Desert Horseback Riding 101 tips and then cowboy up for a one- or two-hour trail ride over easy desert terrain. For experienced riders, longer, customized trail rides and overnight pack trips are great options for an exciting desert adventure. You’ll also find fun offerings like moonlight trail rides, stagecoach and hay-wagon excursions, ride/cookout combos and pony rides for the little buckaroos.

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