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Western Destinations Canyon Creek Ranch - Tours

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Address: Phoenix, AZ 85257
Phone Number: 623-374-5245
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Canyon Creek Ranch is nestled on 130 breathtaking acres in Cold Water...

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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Rusty was really great. He showed us how things work in the desert. He explained everything patiently and did not care about time. It was a personal experience that was designed... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rusty was really great. He showed us how things work in the desert. He explained everything patiently and did not care about time. It was a personal experience that was designed for us. Also, they are very organized. When we got there our horses were ready for us. Thank you very much, Rusty.

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Lorton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rusty was the best! He was friendly, experienced, knowledgeable and fun! He patiently showed my fiancé and I how to throw tomahawks and lasso, and even managed to take some great action photos of us! He shared so much information with us about horses, cactus, snakes, and indigenous rocks that we were not expecting. The horses were calm and easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best experiences of horse trekking I've done. Wanted to do something that was native to Arizona and also included a history of the area. Richard was a brilliant guide and his trusty sidekick Dillon, took us to the valley explaining the history of the area the Apache camp that was in the area and also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic time on our Canyon Creek Ranch Sunset Horseback Ride and Dinner experience. We explored the peaceful Sonoran Desert on horseback, riding Thelma and Louise! and led by our personal guide, wrangler "Sam" who provided us with a wealth of information about the plants and animals of the area. After the ride we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic adventure!! We went with 9 and 13 year old boys who have never ridden a horse and they had a ball. After giving us directions on what to do (stop the horse, turn left, turn right etc) we began our 90 minute trail ride. Sam our guide and wrangler was fantastic, very informative and very patient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience and the staff was very accommodating. We called late night and was able to get in the next morning. It's a remote place and you meet at a parking lot of the steakhouse right by the highway exit where they lead you to the ranch. It's a slow horse ride meandering through the desert landscape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My kids ( 9 and 11) loved the tour. My daughter (11) was a bit scared at the beginning but she quickly got used to it and loved it! The horses had a great sense of direction. We barley had to do anything to them! We loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such fun on the jeep excursion with a bit of education thrown in! Followed by skeet shooting = a great time! Great guides!

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Eagle, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my husband, 11 year old and 7 year old. Great experience. We horseback rode, shot an actual gun, threw tomahawks and shot a bow and arrow!! You cant do that with any other horseback riding experience. All for $80 per person. Plus we rode with Sam and we learned so much about arizona and its plants and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Selected this horeback-riding company over others in the area sort of by accident - and we were SO happy we did! Was by far one of the highlights of our trip. Best riding experience I've had, in that management and the guides truly care about tailoring the ride for each individual group; none of the looooong line of horses trudging... More 

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