Trail Blazer Horseback Rides Through Scenic Sonoran Desert

Family Friendly — Casual, Gentle Trails
In the Foothills of Tonto National Forest

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SPECIAL RIDES

Before Your Ride:

Before your Arizona horseback riding experience at Spur Cross Stables, we take the time to introduce you to your horse, including all the tips you need to know on how to direct it throughout your horseback riding journey. Our friendly, experienced cowgirls and cowboys will mount you up on one of our 50 beautiful, gentle trail riding horses, some of which are rescues.

If horse trail riding is new to you, we feel that you’ll be comfortable and confident on your Cave Creek horseback riding experience.

What Is Not Included?

  • Sales tax is not included in the ride price.
  • Gratuity (tip) for your tour guide is also not included but is greatly appreciated.

Call Today To Book Your Ride:  480-488-9117

3 Hour Beginner Trailblazer Horseback Ride

OUR 3 HOUR TRAILBLAZER RIDE DOES NOT RUN DURING THE SUMMER DUE TO THE HEAT
They will start back up in October! Please check our CALENDAR for other activities currently available.

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Arizona horseback riding is our specialty, so come on out and treat yourself and your family to the horseback ride of your dreams in the Tonto National Forest. At nearly 3 million acres, the Tonto National Forest is the largest national forest in Arizona, and the fifth largest in the country.

Our Trailblazer Rides cover 300,000 acres of it! Even our experienced guides are in awe of the splendor of our Tonto National Forest trails. Each of our Trailblazer Rides is truly unique, but something they all have in common is scenic beauty and the wildlife that calls the desert home, including javelina, coyotes, deer, rabbits, road runners and Arizona’s state bird, the cactus wren.

Highlights of our guided 3-hour trailblazer ride include: Visiting the foothills of the Tonto National Forest; Enjoying the beautiful and relaxing nature of the desert and its surroundings; Meet your horse and learn the basics of horseback riding; Receive a couple of carrots to feed your horse after the ride;  “A thank you for the horse’s companionship”; Learn about the cactus and desert habitat; Taking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert sights.

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Half Day Petroglyph Horseback Ride

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This beautiful, scenic ride is where Spur Cross riders personally ride during their extra time! Horses are chosen specifically to meet the needs of each rider, so it’s perfect for the whole family. On the trail, you will be captivated by the surrounding views and natural beauty of Tonto National Forest. Stopping at a few creek crossings so the horses can take a drink, your knowledgeable wrangler will teach you about the local wildlife and answer any questions.

Once you arrive at your destination, the spirit of the Hohokam Native American Tribe will astonish you. Ancient Petroglyphs are prehistoric drawings carved into the outer surface of the rock. Although they have been studied quite frequently, there is still much to be learned about them. You will be able to take your time to decipher the meaning behind these age-old figures and what messages natives attempted to convey; using your imagination of course!

Highlights of our 4.5 hour Petroglyph trail ride include: Amazing scenery of the Sonoran Desert; Ancient Petroglyphs telling stories of Hohokam life;  Meet your horse, learn the basics of horseback riding and receive a couple of carrots to feed them after the ride;  “A thank you for the horse’s companionship”;   Learn about the natural plant and animal life of the desert.

Allow our experienced wranglers to show you, your family, and friends a well-preserved world unseen by many. You’ll create meaningful memories which will last a lifetime on this journey back in time!

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By Special Request

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Want to go on a longer ride, deep into the Back Country?
We have a 5 hour Indian Ruin Ride, a 6 hour combo Petroglyph and Indian Ruin, and a 6.5 hour ride to the 7 Springs Area …
BY SPECIAL REQUEST

PLEASE CALL US TO DISCUSS DETAILS AND AVAILABLE TIMES.   Call us at: 480-488-9117

Group Rides, Private Rides & Other Special Events

GROUP RIDES are especially popular, giving you and your colleagues an opportunity to take a well-deserved break from the office and experience together a fun, relaxing horseback riding adventure you’ll never forget. We also have available an open CANTINA area for gatherings. Other group outings such as Birthday Parties or Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts events are happily arranged.

PRIVATE RIDES: Are you looking for a memorable experience for the family? Or maybe it’s just the two of you looking for a romantic date on horseback. Either way, Spur Cross Stables can help. We offer private rides for a more personalized, intimate horseback riding experience. Though it costs a bit more than a group ride, this quality time in the isolated beauty of the high Sonoran desert is well worth while.

SPECIAL REQUESTS ARE ALWAYS CONSIDERED.
PLEASE CALL US TO DISCUSS DETAILS AND AVAILABLE TIMES
Call us at: 480-488-9117

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