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“The Cattle Drive was a great experience!”

Western Destinations Canyon Creek Ranch - Tours
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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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“The Cattle Drive was a great experience!”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Twenty of us did a cattle drive as an event. All of us were adults, with differing levels of experience riding horses. The staff was friendly, helpful and skilled. I've been on similar "cattle drives" where the horses and the cattle had done it so often, they each simply walked home. This was a much better experience, more fun and required more participation from the group.

Two fell, so it's not for everyone, especially if you are afraid of horses (they seem to sense fear). One guy wore shorts - not recommended. In fact jeans and a long sleeve shirt are probably best as there was shrubs and cactus along the ride.

Visited April 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“thought i was going to meet Wyatt Earp at the OK corral”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

My visit was a step back into 1880. Loved the western town, the cowboys, the trail ride, and games. A must do event when you visit Phoenix. Would recommend this to each and every family for a great day together.

Visited April 2014
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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“Don't miss it - really.”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We went last year and my 13 yr old son enjoyed it so much, he wanted to come back the next DAY. This time we brought my niece and her boyfriend along. We booked it for 9:00 am and it took us about 50 minutes to get there from Phoenix. Chris was our wrangler this time - he was AWESOME! We were assigned our horses and off we went. Hubby and niece wore shorts - I don't know that I'd recommend that - they did end up with some scratches on their legs, but they didn't complain. Chris is very knowledgeable and friendly - lots of witty banter along the trail. For those of you who haven't done this yet, I just want to tell you what a serene, beautiful feeling it is - the sky is so blue, the desert landscape so interesting, the horses so sure, it's just a fun, yet calming experience. Went to the town, had our nice, cold beer, then did the cowboy games which everyone loved. Chris took lots of time with us - we were never rushed. Then we hopped on the horses again and made our way back to the start. By then, it was almost noon. We didn't stay for lunch, but it looked (and smelled) great). This truly is a great experience - for all ages. $75 per person includes all.

Visited April 2014
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“Horse back riding and other fun”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great day, fun experience for all in my family (4 of us). Joe, our tour guide, was patient, informative and used good judgment when accommodating the "nervous" mom in our group (matched her with the perfect horse)! A gentle ride, then a stop in the town, allowed us to experience the beauty and fun of AZ. It was exactly what we hoped for, and our teenage boys were glad to put the electronics away for this experience.

Visited April 2014
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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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“As good as they say!”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Just returned today and it was such an awesome experience. All the cowboys/girls were so knowledgable, personable & extremely patient with us "city slickers". Highly, highly recommend it!

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