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Cave Creek Outfitters

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Address: 31313 N. 144th Street, Scottsdale, AZ
Phone Number: (480) 471-4635
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Awesome Desert Ride

We took a 2 hour ride with John. The views were wonderful, the horses fairly well-behaved, and sharing the ride with friends - priceless. John was knowledgeable about the flora... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We took a 2 hour ride with John. The views were wonderful, the horses fairly well-behaved, and sharing the ride with friends - priceless. John was knowledgeable about the flora and the fauna and shared throughout the trip. I am an experienced rider but still found the ride very enjoyable. A less-experienced friend felt safe and comfortable on the horse.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This place has been around for a long time, and it's a classic, fabulous spot with well trained horses and terrific guides. It's under new ownership and I am praying it doesn't change. Our guide James taught us a lot about the desert flora and fauna. He had a great sense of humor and the scenery was gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A week at a conference meant me and two colleagues had seen only the inside of meeting rooms for four days! I am so very pleased we took the trouble to find a truly local activity to experience the wonder of Arizona. A ride with the Creek Outfitters team for 2 hours was incredible and something we'll never forget......it brought... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were in Scottsdale and looking for a day trip. We are reasonably experienced riders and wanted something more interesting and customized than a short trail ride. The half day ride with James fit the bill. He had worked at or was familiar with a number of outfitters we have used for rides around the west. He is one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We did the two hour ride with James. The horses were great considering most of our group had never been on one. Be prepared to have a sore butt when you're done! I would have been fine with a 90 minute ride. The last half hour seemed to drag for both us and the horses. Wear long pants (we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We recently enjoyed two tours of the Sonoran Desert by horseback. Once in February and once in March 2015. Our guides were Ryan and Brad, and they were fabulous. Once we left the staging area, we were immediately immersed in some of the best desert scenery we've ever seen. As Ryan pointed out, we were surrounded by seven mountain ranges!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My daughter had never been on a horse and she was petrified to ride. The staff and ranchers were so patient, encouraging and kind to my daughter and they found her the perfect horse for her first trail ride. The horses were sweet, the scenery was gorgeous and the entire experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend Cave Creek Outfitters... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Having read so many glowing review and being not an experienced rider, we went for a one hour ride. The ride was beautiful and the horses were good, but I felt like for the price it would have been nice if our guide Ryan would have told us more about desert life and landscape. He spent almost the whole time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Just got back and have to say this was a fantastic experience! My 9 year old daughter and I were picked up promptly from our hotel (what a great service!) and whisked away by Skip, who put us at ease right away. Once there we were shown around and told to choose a helmet. After sifting through two bins we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Fun one hour horseback ride. After reading so many positive reviews about Cave Creek Outfitters, we decided to give them a try - glad we did! James, our wrangler, and the rest of the crew helped our group saddle up for the ride. Great care given in making sure the stirrups were the right length and good instruction in holding... More 

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