Cave Creek Trail Rides
Horseback Riding Tours
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Located just north of Scottsdale, we offer a variety of horseback rides through the beautiful Sonoran Desert. All of our horses are gentle and experienced and take great care of our guests. We specialize in family friendly horseback rides that are perfect for beginners and experienced riders alike. Our trails provide an excellent view of the local mountains and the Phoenix valley below. We offer THE best horseback rides in the Scottsdale area. Here at CCT, we are known for our warm hospitality and our well cared for horses. Our guides are always friendly and courteous and love to share their knowledge about horses, the Sonoran Desert, and Cave Creek's history. Our horses are gentle, well mannered and always well cared for. Cave Creek Trail Rides offers a true western experience! We even include cowboy boots, hats and chaps to wear on your ride or just for great picture opportunities. We are dedicated to making your trail ride with us the highlight of your trip.
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Susan D
12 contributions
Apr 2022
I've been to Arizona numerous times and done other trail rides, nothing compares to Cave Creek Trail rides. Ironically I had reached out to another local place who didn't get back to me when someone told me about Cave Creek Trail rides, I called and they picked up immediately and got us reservations for me and my daughter for Monday of our vacation did an hour and a half ride on and decided to go back for a Sunset ride Saturday before we had to fly back home I highly recommend the sunset ride, it was simply stunning! I will say the other place got back to us FOUR days later saying they could accommodate us - well thanks but we made other arrangements and so glad we did!

You don't have to be an experienced rider to enjoy this, there was someone on our group of six who had never been on a horse and she did wonderful and enjoyed the trip.

The trail guides are amazing, especially Mac, she is so cute, friendly and knows so much about the area! It was apparent she loves working for them as she goes between their location in Cave Creek and Idaho and knows every single horse there and their temperament and which ones ride well together, etc. The horses are well trained and you can tell well taken care of!

Thank you so much for ending our vacation with a truly memorable experience and the most amazing photos to take home!
Written April 17, 2022
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Wow! We are so glad that you found our corral and were able to ride with us. Makenna is a great guide and we are thankful to have her on our team. Thank you so much for coming back to ride with us a second time and for sharing about your experience at our corral. We hope you will come out and ride with us again the next time you're in town!
Written April 18, 2022
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Carrie E
8 contributions
Nov 2022
We enjoyed the hour sunset ride, and it was a perfect evening. Our guide Lane did a great job making sure everyone was having a good time and was safe and took time to make sure that each person had a sunset backdrop picture. He provided good information along the trail and the views were absolutely beautiful. We highly recommend.
Written November 8, 2022
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We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Lane! He is an awesome guide and we thankful to have him on our team. Thanks for the review!
Written November 8, 2022
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Mallory A
6 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Absolutely wonderful experience! We had a great ride with Chaz on 3/28/22. We had done two other trail rides on our month long stay in Arizona and Cave Creek surpassed them both and is the first I would recommend! The scenery is absolutely gorgeous, you are in the mountains, not just on a straight path. The horses were great and everyone in our family enjoyed it. We have 3 kids ages 13 to 7 and they all loved it. Chaz was a very fun and engaging guide, we enjoyed chatting with him on our ride. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed!
Written March 28, 2022
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Wow! Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with us and were able to exceed expectations. That means a lot to us! Chaz is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. Thanks again for riding with us!
Written March 31, 2022
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splaisted
7 contributions
Feb 2022
I have horses and always wanted to ride in the southwest while in Phoenix and this is the ideal way to see the desert at Cave Creek Regional Park area on horseback. Our tour guide Kolton was great and explained some of the plants and cacti around the area. This was our last day in the area and a great way to appreciate the southwest. He also informed us about the local town of Cave Creek where there is an amateur bull riding from the locals and himself at the Buffalo Chips Saloon and restaurant on certain weekdays. If you want to experience some of the old west where some still ride their horses on the street in Cave Creek and have a good time this is a must.
Written March 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review! We are glad that you were able to wrap up your southwest trip with a horseback ride with Kolton. He is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. Thank you for riding with us!
Written March 4, 2022
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ZachJ10
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Family
Chaz was a great leader for our families trail ride. The horses were very fun to ride, and Chaz gave us great information about the nature, and things to do around the city. This is a 10/10 would do again experience, and I would recommend it for anyone even if you’ve never been on a horse before.
Written March 13, 2021
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Thank you so much for the great review! Chaz is a great guide and we are very thankful to have him on our team. We look forward to having you come back and ride with again!
Written March 14, 2021
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LGG
Cave Creek, AZ2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
My friends and their 7 year old son were visiting from the northeast and we thought a sunset trail ride would be a great way to experience the southwest. Our guide Fiona was awesome. Really friendly and personable. She made everyone feel welcome and was sure to stay in contact with everyone throughout the ride. Not sure who had more fun though, Fiona our 7 year old cowboy (first time on a horse!) as they traded tons of jokes and riddles and kept everyone laughing.
We loved Seven, Buckaroo, Courage and “Richard”. Highly recommend!
Written December 1, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Fiona. We hope that you will come back and ride with us again soon!
Written December 3, 2021
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m0cfan31
Chattanooga, TN3 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
We took an early 9am one hour ride this past week. We were mostly newbies to horseback riding but they were great to work with. Our guide Fiona was awesome and very knowledgeable. She took her time with us made all of us feel very comfortable on the ride. We rode Jonny, Stella, Dickey, Jimmy (Jimothy) and Sprout. The horses were very even tempered and were great to ride. The scenery was amazing and we saw some Arizona wildlife.
Written January 3, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write us this review! We are so glad that you enjoyed all of your horses and your guide. Thanks for riding with us!
Written January 6, 2021
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Kevin V
3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We had an excellent time on the horseback trail rides with Lane, he was a class act, keeping the 3 girls, age 8-10, in conversation the whole time. We loved it. Hopefully I’ll get to see these horses in the mountains in Idaho next time.
Written November 5, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to ride with us and write this review! We are so glad that you and the girls enjoyed your ride with Llane. We look forward to riding with you all in Idaho!
Written November 9, 2021
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Sam S
Gilbert, AZ1 contribution
Feb 2020
When we arrived, we were greeted by a welcome hello and smile. Our paperwork was very easily handled and we were invited to visit the horses and even give them treats. Jeremy was our guide. He did a great job of explaining our responsibilities before getting on our horses. His instruction was very clear and understandable. Jeremy's horse was a little green and he had some issues with him that he handled expertly. Jeremy was knowledgeable about the area and made the ride informational and well as extremely enjoyable. We plan on returning for more trail rides as Cave Creek Trail Rides was very organized and reasonably priced. Great job everyone!
Written February 8, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Jeremy. He is a great guide and we are lucky to have him on our team. We look forward to riding with you guys again in the future.
Written February 10, 2020
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Glenview, IL4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
I was very impressed with Cave Creek Horseback- the ride was longer than our booked time, and our guide Brendon pointed out all the unique variety of the Sonoran Desert. Also, I’ve done rides in Oregon and AZ, the groups are usually big. Their rides are smaller groups which really gave peace and tranquility to this amazing destination. The four of us will come back again!
Written March 23, 2022
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Thank you for the great review and for sharing about your ride with Brendon. We are so glad that you enjoyed your small group ride with us and we look forward to having you come back and see us again.
Written March 26, 2022
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