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Western Destinations Canyon Creek Ranch - Private Tours

Address: Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: 623-374-5245
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Ranked #1 of 107 Activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: Canyon Creek Ranch is nestled on 130 breathtaking acres in Cold Water Canyon, just twenty miles...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: Canyon Creek Ranch is nestled on 130 breathtaking acres in Cold Water Canyon, just twenty miles north of Phoenix in Black CanyonCity, Arizona. The ranch is surrounded by 71,000 acres of National Monument land, featuring rugged hills, fantastic volcanic formations, ancient Native American petroglyphs and the Agua Fria River. The ranch offers great views of the surrounding mountains and miles of natural Sonoran desert to explore and enjoy.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Yorba Linda, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This was my family's second trip to Canyon Creek Ranch. Ashley and Craig rode with us and my favorite part were the smiles on my kid's faces. We love this experience and appreciate the hospitality, beauty, and fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Rusty already gets so much recognition, but he truly deserves it. Our family of four had a fantastic time here. Rusty is such a kind, funny and competent gentleman--just how you would imagine the ideal cowboy to be. My six year old had never been on a horse, but he picked out such a gentle horse and led him the... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was our 4th family outing with Western Destinations over the last six years. When we ask the kids where they want to go, Western Destinations is always on the top of the list. Rusty was our guide and was incredible. He made it a great ride with the kids ages 7, 13 and 16. The lunch was great and... More 

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Chciago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Helpful text directions to where they met us just off the highway, followed a Jeep down a long trail to deep into a canyon. The ranch hands were friendly, helpful, experienced, and informative. The horses were very well trained. After a fun trail ride we stopped at an authentic looking old west town and did archery, threw tomahawks, shot .22... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great attraction to visit. Horses were all very well behaved. Rusty was our guide and was very informative and the ride was a lot of fun and he shared a lot of information about the desert which we enjoyed hearing about. The ride to the old town was scenic and once there the activities were a lot of fun for... More 

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Yorkton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I truly cannot say enough about this ranch / desert experience. Rusty was a true cowboy gentleman! He took us through the old town he recreated where we played Rusty's own kind of horseshoe game , roped 'steers' , threw tomahawks, and fired pistols. My 11 year old son was enamoured with Rusty who was patient , funny and an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

So much more than we expected. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Rusty took awesome care of us and let us have as much fun as we wanted to have. he was very patient with me when I sucked at throwing horseshoes. But, he allowed me to gloat a little when we were shooting the gun. It was very... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My group was in Phoenix for a conference and our boss booked this trip for all of us. 7 went horseback riding, 4 of us toured the western town. Everyone was super friendly and our guide Joe (who looks like Kevin Bacon) was top notch. Those who rode came back with big smiles and I enjoyed wondering around the ranch... More 

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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went as a group of 11, many of whom had never been horseback riding before. Joe picked us up at our hotel to transport us to the ranch and from the first moment he arrived his friendliness and humor set the tone for a really fun adventure. The horseback ride through the desert was better than you'd expect (I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

A great way to experience Arizona in a beautiful setting. I had not ridden a horse in quite a few years, when we arrived they picked out a specific horse for my experience and level which made me feel comfortable straight away. While riding you get information on the different plants and history of the area from your guide which... More 

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