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Spur Cross Stables

44029 North Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ
+1 888-580-4102
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Cave Creek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Phoenix, Arizona horseback riding in Cave Creek is at Spur Cross Stables - horseback riding stables providing horse trail riding for Phoenix,... more » Owner description: Phoenix, Arizona horseback riding in Cave Creek is at Spur Cross Stables - horseback riding stables providing horse trail riding for Phoenix, Scottsdale and Cave Creek. « less
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Phoenix
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was my 2nd visit to Spur Cross Stables. After such an excellent, memorable, and fun experience at SCS in 2010, I was very excited to return, bringing my friend visiting from Canada. Extremely disappointing experience. Our guide was surly and foul-mouthed, swearing at me more than once. He kept repeating for me to kick my very slow horse -... More

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Lee A, Owner at Spur Cross Stables, responded to this review

There is nothing to say but our apologies. This wrangler has been having some personal issues and we have been working with him to resolve them. We like to work with our people, hopefully to help them to handle their issues and be productive for the stable AND be an excellent guide for the guests. Lots of talent but just... More

Biddestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from holiday. We visited here on the 16th June for a 2 hour ride. Having only ridden a horse once. We received a very warm welcome from Debbie, and our guide (we think boot, typical cowboy, silver spurs and very knowledgeable) from the Start they both made us feel very safe explaining the... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our family doesn't have a lot of experience on horses so we were happy to find a place that offered options for riding (if you have more experience, just ask! they are more than happy to fit you with the right riding experience). We easily booked a time over the phone for the day we wanted (same day too). We... More

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brockton, ma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I enjoy riding and the Sonoran desert speaks for itself, which is good since I could only hear about 25% of what the guide said, and I was the 5th out of 8 riders. Furthermore, roughly half of what I could hear was the guide scolding us for having our horses too close together, too far apart, and for letting... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Our family had an awesome time on the trail!! Our guide was great, and talked the entire ride with our 9 yr. old daughter & 12yr old son!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My friend and I went on the 2.5 hour ride, and it was quite boring. We did nothing but walk the entire ride. I came here expecting to go out on the trail and have moments where you could trot or get a little run in between places where walking is the only option. We were sorely disappointed. Our guide... More

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Lee A, Owner at Spur Cross Stables, responded to this review

Good afternoon; We are sorry your loading experience was not what we shoot for, I will talk to everyone and set the bar higher. I have been conducting horseback riding in the Arizona Area for 15 years and we have not at any time moved at more than a walk. Our stable has some of the nicest trails and we... More

Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have ridden all my life, having owned horses in the past, I requested a private ride on a rough trail. Boots was the wrangler/guide on the old stage coach trail to 7 Springs, which was approximately a 7 hour ride. Boots had a great deal of information about the area and took great pains to ensure my ride was... More

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Angola, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

There were four of us, and no one was an experienced rider. Two had barely ever ridden and one not at all. The remaining rider had been riding only a few times since she was a child. The ramp made mounting and dismounting easy. I have had knee issues and the staff willingly gave me a little boost so I... More

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We found the Spur Cross Stables rather by accident, while driving along looking for hiking trails. Although two people in our party of six had never been on a horse before, we decided to go for it anyway. Luckily for us, there were horses available, even though this was a last-minute decision. Our guide, Ian, was both funny and informative.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We have ridden at Spur Cross in the past and we were excited to take our soon to be 8-year-old on her first long trail ride. Our trail guide, Boot, was an excellent guide and kept us entertained throughout our 5.5 hours together. He is great at remaining calm and finding solutions to the everyday problems one encounters on a... More

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