Cave Creek Trail Rides
Cave Creek Trail Rides
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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
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Donna R
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the beautiful views and gentle horses
    Had a very nice 1.5 hr ride with our guide, Lane. We were welcomed and promptly checked in at arrival. Had to borrow boots because I forgot mine & ended up there in flip flops 😳. Horses were beautiful , gentle & well taken care of. All the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Great experience. Will go back again.
    Thank you for riding with us and taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with Llane. He is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. We look forward to your next visit!
    Written November 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2023
  • Leslie H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cave Creek Trail Rides Rocks!
    I took my wife on a birthday horseback ride at Cave Creek Trail Rides and it was fantastic! Why was it fantastic? From the moment we pulled into the parking area the Cave Creek Trail Rides crew was smiling. Yes...first impression and attitude IS everything in customer service. So before we even get out of the car my wife and I already feel like we will have a great experience. Cave Creek Trail Ride's epitomizes the values of old school customer service. The crew goes out of their way to ensure you have a good experience. Maya (hope I spelled that right!) was our guide and she was fantastic! She took us on an amazing sunset trail ride. My wife and I were the last two riders in the single file group. Maya regularly communicated with us to make sure we were OK. She stopped or slowed down when needed to ensure we stayed with the group. She even stopped in one of the better areas to ensure we could get some quality photos for the ride. Our horses Jackson and Wren were absolute treats for two relatively in experienced horseback riders. Jackson was my horse. He has short legs and he kind of takes his time. He's SO well trained you almost don't even need to steer him! Most of the time, when the horse in front of him stops, he stops without me pulling on the stirrups. When the horse in front of him starts moving again, he starts moving without me telling him. After the horse ride my wife told me Wren (her horse) actually wanted my wife to pet her after the ride, because my wife kind of talked to her the whole ride and connected with her. The entire experience was well worth it. My wife love it! So...in a nutshell, if you're looking for a great horseback riding experience PLEASE don't waste your time looking at any other places, just go make your reservation with Cave Creek Trail Rides right now. Since I'm biased I'd say ask for Maya, although I can tell you ALL of Cave Creek Trail Rides crew is awesome. You can tell by their chemistry they all get a long, they have a great relationship with their horses and most importantly they're all committed to ensuring you have a great horseback riding experience.
    Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review! We are so glad that we were able to exceed expectations and that you enjoyed your ride with Maya. Customer service is so important to us and we are glad that you felt that from the minute you arrived. We appreciate your business and hope to see you both again soon!
    Written November 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • Departure55003123056
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Experience - Highly recommend!!
    We had a sunset ride with our family, Izac was our guide and both were awesome! I rode Johnny, he was also awesome and deserves extra cookies. He did however want to eat bushes on the entire trip. Other horses which were great were Alpine, Nova and Ghost. They should all get some extra cookies!
    Thank you for riding with us and for taking the time to share your review. We are so glad that you all enjoyed Izac. He is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. We will be sure to give your horses a few extra cookies today.
    Written November 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 26, 2023
  • Annette
    United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do!
    This was a highlight of our holiday to Arizona. We did the 1.5 hour ride, which was a perfect time for us. I had the joy of being paired with Logger, and my husband was on Macho, and they were absolutely fantastic. We will definitely be doing a sunset ride next year when we're back.
    Thank you for the review! We are so glad that we could be the highlight of your trip. We look forward to having you back out for a sunset ride. Thanks again!
    Written December 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 29, 2023
  • Jameson T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elite Horseback riding.
    Elite. Allison was a great tour guide, very educational and professional. Horses were amazing and we cannot wait to pick up horseback riding as a hobby. Issac and Lane were also very helpful with booking. Loved my horse named Seven. Also Sunset view was breathtaking!!
    Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Allison. She is a great guide and we are thankful to have her on our team. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written December 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 20, 2023
  • Terry L
    Sun City, Arizona5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Appreciation.
    I so wish I knew the name of the ride guide who gave the 5 Somali Bantu refugee kids (young men) I am hosting such a great 1 1/2-hour trail ride. My guests had a last a lifetime (not exaggerating) memorable experience. They had the greatest time because this guide had the patience and understanding to provide this exceptional ride. My bad for not noting your name, but you are so appreciated, and I hope I conveyed that to you! Thank You!
    Thank you for riding with us! We are so glad that everyone in your group enjoyed the ride with their guide. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written December 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 21, 2023
  • Jamie S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful ride, we will be back
    My family and I did the 1.5 hour trail ride on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, there were no sunset rides available, but that was our only regret. The trail ride was beautiful and so fun. First, the guide tells you all about what to do, how to get on the horse and how to direct it. Honestly though, the horses know what to do so you are pretty much just along for the ride. They are all so sweet and calm. We really enjoyed Isaac as our guide, and personal opinion, Jimmy was the best horse I could have had. The guide will take a pic of your group for you, but you are also welcome to take as many videos and pictures as you feel comfortable while riding. Despite not going at sunset, it was still incredibly beautiful. We can’t wait to go back!
    Thank you for riding with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Izac and we hope to have you back to try the sunset ride next time. Thank you again!
    Written January 2, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Michael R
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect 90-minute morning ride
    My wife and I and our 9-year-old daughter booked a 9 am 90-minute ride. Our guide was A. J. and he was very engaging, swapping facts and stories with our little girl the entire ride. Horses were well behaved, good as 2 of us were on our 2nd ride ever, and the trail took us to some beautiful views of the desert. Highly recommend. Happy that we booked 90 minutes as 60 minutes would fly by.
    Thank for the review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with AJ. He is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. Thanks again for the recommendation!
    Written January 2, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Anita
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a fun ride!
    We booked the 1-hr ride and had such a fantastic time! Our guide Maya was just the very best!! She took such good care of all of us, especially of my son! She told us a lot about the wildlife and plants, answered all of my millions of questions and took us on a great trail that had fantastic views, too. We can't wait to come back for another ride! Happy New Year to all the folks at Cave Creek Trail Rides, especially to Maya!
    Thank you for riding with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Maya. She is a great guide and we are definitely thankful to have her on our team. We will be sure to let her know that you enjoyed your ride with her.
    Written January 2, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
  • ThameKathy
    Thame, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely morning ride!
    We enjoyed a great ride with an excellent guide Izac. We were experienced riders but hadn't been on horseback for some time, and the one hour ride was just what we needed to start our last day in Arizona. The early ride at 9am was perfect for this time of year, not too chilly with the morning sunshine making everything beautiful. Izac was very accommodating with helping take photos, too, so we could both be in the pictures. The location was also easy to find and all the staff were friendly.
    Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Izac. He is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written January 5, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 2, 2024
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Susan D
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Michele
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My 8 year old son and I did the 1.5 hour sunset ride and loved it! What a beautiful setting with endless desert beauty to ride through. Shelby was our guide and she couldn’t have been sweeter to my son who so very excited. She took the time to check in with each rider, stopped for photo ops and was overall enthusiastic which made the ride even more enjoyable! My son and I did a previous ride a few days earlier, which was no where near the experience we had here. I wish I learned of cave creek trail rides sooner. Thank you Shelby (and dotty & nova)! 🤗 hope to ride again with you some day
Written March 12, 2020
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Wow! Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad that you found us too and that we were able to exceed your expectations. We will be sure to let Shelby know how much you enjoyed your ride with her and we hope to see you both again soon!
Written March 13, 2020
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alklapp
Chicago, IL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Kagen was our tour guide and he did a great job making sure that everyone in the group was comfortable throughout the entire ride. He was very entertaining and told us all about the landscape. The horses were great and we were pretty much on auto-pilot the whole ride- we just got to sick back and take in the beautiful scenery! They even have "cowboy" gear that you can borrow for the ride including boots, hats and chaps. I will definitely be going on another trail ride the next time I visit.
Written January 14, 2020
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Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Kagan! We look forward to riding with you again on your next visit!
Written January 15, 2020
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Eileen L
Verona, NJ22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
What an amazing sunset ride. Matthew was an amazing guide who easily managed our group of 6 including two teens and twin 9 year olds. They had every possible question you could imagine and he handled each one without skipping a beat.
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Matthew. He is a great guide and we are lucky to have him on our team. Thanks again!
Written January 4, 2020
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Judy P
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This amazing experience started with our reservation phone call with Matthew. His courteous mannerisms reminded me of the cowboy etiquette of days gone by. When we arrived for our 1.5 hour sunset ride we were greeted by 4 beautiful horses that were more than happy to allow us to feed them snacks and love on them. The horses were all beautiful and both loved and well taken care of.

We were so blessed to have Jeremy as our trail guide. Fabulous personality, we laughed, we learned about the cave creek regional park and about the Cave Creek Trail Ride company. Jeremy was very attentive to ensure we had a fun and safe ride. He was truly the “Trail Guide Extraordinaire” or as I head it, the Trail Guide with short hair! 🤣

If you have the chance, take a trail ride with them. It is worth every penny!
Written January 22, 2020
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Wow! Thanks for the great review! We are so glad that we could make your whole experience, from booking to riding, a good experience. We will be sure to have Jeremy read this review. He is a great guide, he keeps all of us laughing too! We hope that you will be back to ride with us again!
Written January 27, 2020
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Luke Holmes
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
My family did the 1.5 hour trail ride at sunset and it was worth every penny. Our trail guide, McKenna, was very knowledgeable, friendly and she made the experience very relaxed and enjoyable. The horses were very well trained and easy to ride. And best of all, the views from the mountains were glorious. We will definitely be coming back next time we have family in town!
Written December 3, 2020
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Wow! Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed your sunset ride with Makenna! She is a great guide and we are very lucky to have her on our team. We look forward to seeing you again and you bringing more family back to come and ride with us!
Written December 3, 2020
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MBenson
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
The team made COVID safety and horse safety a seamless part of the experience.

Everyone was friendly and encouraged comfortable contact with the horses while we waited.

Our horses were calm and easy to handle. Thank you Dottie, Peaches, and Nova.

Our Fiona was friendly, clearly horse experienced, but most impressively, she kept our 9 year old engaged with horse stories, cactus identification, roadrunner and quail sightings. She even snowed us her favorite saguaro.

Highly recommend this Phoenix area experience.
Written December 3, 2020
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Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Fiona, Dottie, Peaches and Nova! Fiona is an awesome guide and we are thankful to have her on our team. We hope that you will come back and see us again soon!
Written December 8, 2020
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T.C.
Massachusetts23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
My husband I had a wonderful one-hour ride with Matthew. My husband had ridden only a few times prior and it was only my second time, but Matthew made us feel safe and secure the whole ride. Peaches and Seven were so well-trained and adorable! We even saw a tortoise. Matthew was also from Massachusetts which was a great conversation point. :) This was the highlight of our trip and an experience we will not forget.
Written June 29, 2020
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Robert W
Powell, OH264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We have ridden in many places. The Cave Creek Traila has by far the best behaved horse we have ridden. Our guide, Jeremy, was friendly, humorous and provided kind guidance. Great place for horseback riding. Check it out
Written January 3, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your trail ride with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Jeremy. We hope that you will come out and ride with us again soon!
Written January 4, 2020
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Tina S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Every one of us in our group of 8 enjoyed the Sunset Ride with Chaz. He was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable about the areas we rode in on the trail. The memories we made will be cherished, and we have photos to prove it! Chaz was a great guide, be sure to request him for your trail ride! If you want, even request all our new friends: Yellowstone, Shotgun, Archer, Junie, Dickie, Poncho..🐴🐴🥰.
Written March 26, 2021
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Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your horses and guide. We will be sure to let Chaz know that he did a good job for you! We hope you will come back and ride with us again soon!
Written April 18, 2021
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