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“Great tiem at Western Destinations” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Western Destinations Canyon Creek Ranch - Private Tours

Western Destinations Canyon Creek Ranch - Private Tours
Phoenix, AZ
623-374-5245
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Ranked #1 of 107 Activities in Phoenix
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
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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.
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“Great tiem at Western Destinations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We got up early on Dec 26th, departure at 6 am from San Diego, and arrived at Western Destinations around 1:30 pm. 10 members were on the horse riding with three cowboys toured us around the ranch for 1.5 hours. Kevin shared lots of knowledge about desert plants, animals, and weather etc with our kids. The horse riding became a fun educational event. We had lots of fun after horse riding with steer roping, tomahawk throwing archery, and shooting at the pistol range. The competition within group members makes these games so much fun. Around 4 pm, we continue our trip to Sedona. It was a great arrangement to break the long drive into two smaller rides and we enjoyed every minutes in the ranch. Thanks all the detail reviewers on this site and off cause the Western Destinations cowboys.

Visited December 2012
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“The best day of our family vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We just returned from a week long vacation with my entire family in Scottsdale. 16 people in all, 8 adults and 8 kids. We spent our first day at Canyon Creek Ranch and it was undoubtedly the best day we have ever had on vacation.

We rode horses for about 1.5 hours, shot revolvers, roped, had a great dinner and enjoyed a jeep ride. We were led by 3 cowboys...Joe, Joe and Kevin. These guys were so kind and knowledgable. We were in safe hands and felt like family. They went over and above what we expected. It was an amazing value just for the riding alone and then you add dinner, smores at a bon fire and a ride in big jeeps. Amazing! The hospitality was wonderful and they took as much time as we wanted to spend doing every event.

Our kids talked about the experience all weekend and are begging to go back next year. Honestly, of all the tours I have ever done, this was the BEST!

Visited December 2012
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

A total Real West Ranch experience! Gregor was our guide and made us feel at home! It was an amazing experience, for the whole family!

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“Fantastic Experience Ages 12-70+”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Rarely do I submit a review, but our adventure at Western Destinations was so much fun for everyone that my family encouraged me to write one! I too read all the rave reviews and thought how good could this really be - this place is outstanding!!! The horseback riding was amazing - our informative and patient guide, Joe, led us through the trails under the crystal blue Arizona sky. Rusty was our guide for skeet shooting and old town. Our boys (12 and 16) loved skeet shooting and old town is THE place for boys - guns, bows and arrows, throwing an ax - what more could they want. We were glad we made arrangements for lunch as the atmosphere and guides really encourage you to take your time and try your hand at everything. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Phoenix!

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“The favorite event on our whole trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Our family of 16, range of ages from 4-70, embarked upon this adventure with trepidation, partially because not everyone was fond of horseback riding and also because of the distance from North Scottsdale. BUT it turned out to be the best event ever. Our cowboys were great. Starting with Rusty who met as at the saloon and drove us thru the rugged country to the ranch. Kevin, Joey and Joe C. got everyone of the horses suited for them. One of our adult daughters wanted to get off but they coaxed her to at least try it and she suceeded and loved it. Our youngest and most serious rider(6) said she wanted to stay a million days. Everyone loved the events at the ranch especially hatchet throwing and gun shooting. Our steak dinner we great. All the soda and Beer was appreciated. We picked designated drivers. The event was topped off by smores by the fire and a race in jeeps back to the horse area where we had left our cars. I highly recommend this trip, it was the best and all of the cowboys and cowgirls were great. Everyone agreed after our week long stay that this was their favorite thing we did!!!!

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