Trail Horse Adventures
Trail Horse Adventures
4.5
Horseback Riding Tours
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Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Ride through this one-of-a-kind masterpiece of nature in Dead Horse Ranch State Park and learn about the history and mystery that surround us here. On your ride you can experience beauty and wildlife that is signature Arizona. The Verde River makes this a lush oasis in the desert where a wide variety of animals and plants reside that are unique to Sedona and the Verde Valley. At Dead Horse Ranch in Cottonwood Arizona, much of the land we ride in has been set aside as a National Treasure, so it should come as no surprise that some of the most beautiful horseback riding in Arizona can be found here as well.
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Jodi307
Charlotte, North Carolina510 contributions
We traveled to Sedona with a group of 14 high school girls, and spent a half-day riding horses with Trail Horse Adventures. Everything about it was fantastic, including the communication in advance about the experience level of our group members. That prior communication allowed the THA staff to have horses selected for each of us when we arrived, matching the horse with the person. Our trail ride was beautiful and relaxing as the horses meandered through a lovely state park and our guides shared lots of information about the area with us. We even saw a bald eagle as we started out on the trail! Our experience was very positive and I highly recommend adding this to your Sedona-area trip.
Written January 10, 2022
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Thank you for coming out and riding with us, it was a pleasure to have you all. we are so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written February 17, 2022
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Rebecca S
Portland, OR214 contributions
Solo
I got to ride solo with “grandpa” and had an amazingly relaxed ride with great convo about everything and anything! Horses are well loved and healthy and it shows. I did a standard 90 minute trail ride because I was solo but they have other options if 2 or more. Just 30 mins from Sedona. Make it a day and explore the park (you have to pay $7 to get in anyways) or venture to nearby Jerome after.
Written September 10, 2020
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mariamin
New York City, NY4 contributions
Solo
Had a wonderful late morning ride. There were 3 of us and Bill, the guide. The horses are well cared for, and the staff was friendly. Bill, a real deal cowboy, had some amazing stories both factual about the property and area, and some local lore. The Dead Horse Ranch State Park is beautiful. I would ride here again!
Written May 7, 2022
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DallasYankee0125
Dallas, TX18 contributions
A few months ago I spent 4 days in Sedona. Before I left (from Dallas) I called and emailed the owner/operator of Trail Horse Adventures 3 times - leaving 2 detailed voice mails and one email, requesting a reservation. I was open on 2-3 days and said I would take any time on those days...but I never recieived any response whatsoever. Her reviews online were great so I can't imagine why she never responed but my advice is to have a back up plan if you want to use this outfit.
Written March 10, 2020
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I’m sorry we were forced to shut down due to COVID for over 2.5 months we opened up May 16 I’m sorry If it inconvenienced you.
Written October 14, 2020
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Art
1 contribution
Family
Family with a 7 and 9 yr olds, Grandpa took good care of all of us on a 1 hour ride. Perfect horses for all of us, nice slow ride, a grear time for all. Expect lots of dust, they supply water. We went early morning and was still hot. Highly recommend this family run business.
Written June 12, 2020
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Thank you for choosing Trail horse adventures
Written October 14, 2020
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cavolio
hamilton, Ontario, Canada15 contributions
Family
Our family really enjoyed the horseback riding with our wrangler Bill! He was funny and knowledgeable and shared his love for the horses and the ranch! The horses were really well trained to follow the line so very safe. The staff were all so friendly and welcoming making our experience even better. Booking online was very straightforward. It was a perfect day and we would highly recommend this experience if visiting Arizona!!
Written May 12, 2022
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Izzy5480
Bethlehem, PA3 contributions
Family
Great mid morning ride! It was a super hot day but our guides were very understanding and made sure we were comfortable. Thanks for a great experience. Both my 9 year old son and 6 year old daughter loved it! Highly recommend!
Written June 16, 2021
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JoGoesEverywhere
Myrtle Beach, SC18 contributions
We enjoyed the ride and our trail guide, Ally! My horse, Ghost, was calm and well-mannered. He had no problem with my frequent photography stops, and cooperatively picked up the pace with a quick walk to catch up with the other two horses.

The two of us ride infrequently, but that didn't affect our experience in the least!
Written October 13, 2020
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We enjoyed having you.
Written October 14, 2020
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NeilAA123
72 contributions
Couples
We had so much fun riding horses here. The horses are very well cared for and easy to ride. The people who work there are really nice. The trails are easy but not too easy. A perfect half day trip from Sedona. Highly recommended.
Written October 30, 2021
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Lilly R
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States21 contributions
Family
We booked a one hour trail for my husband and I and out 2 kids 8 and 11. This place looked very poorly maintained and our wrangler was a child around 10 years old who gave our group minimal instruction. They did not ask if anyone had riding experience and did not provide any safety instruction. There was a much older senior male who was also planning to come out with us and a number of other riders. A teenage girl helped us get saddled up. My kids were in front of me on their horses and I was next, then my husband and several other guests. As soon as I got on my horse, within seconds, the horse started to take off. I used the reins to stop it but the horse refused to stop then started rearing. The teenage girl was the only one near the horse and tried to stop it but could not. They told me to let go of the reins which I did but the horse kept rearing and hit a pole and threw me off. I fell onto in the wooden boarding platform and broke my fibula among other tears and sprains. They took me inside and they couldn't even find ice until later to provide. It was clear they didn't have any first aid. They did refund our money which was the least of our concerns. We went to the nearest ER where they put me in a splint until the swelling went down. I reported this accident and would advise future riders to use caution and use a company that places more value on safety. I'm fortunate that the accident was not more severe.
Written April 18, 2017
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Two sides to every story. We feel for what happened to you we want our guests to have a positive experience. We had our head Wrangler with over 50 years of experience who you called a senior and the teenager that you claim is an adult studying to become a nurse and myself supervising everything and yes we did ask who had experience the three ladies in the back of you had experience and your family didn't that's why your family were loaded up first as you were being loaded you were instructed to keep the rains loose so the horse could step out instead you pulled on the rains giving the horse instructions to back up till the horse had no more room to back up putting yourself and the three ladies in harms way. That's why we were instructing you to release your rains so your horse could just walk out. And yes we are CPR certified. And the three ladies that were in back of you went on the ride and they enjoyed it.
Written April 24, 2017
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Trail Horse Adventures (Cottonwood) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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