SUNSET TRAIL RIDES

Family Friendly — Casual, Gentle Trails In the Foothills of Tonto National Forest
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Trail Blazer Horseback Rides Through Scenic Sonoran Desert

Before your Horseback Arizona at Spur Cross riding experience, 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. Ticket price includes Spur Cross Conservation entrance fee.

Sunset Trail Ride Highlights

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FUN FACT!


Plants of the Sonoran Desert have extensive root systems, which spread near the desert’s surface to quickly obtain and store water when it is available. For example, the roots of a 2-foot tall Cholla cactus may spread out up to 10 feet in every direction.

Enjoy the beautiful and relaxing nature of the desert!
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.
Countless perfect picturesque moments, so don’t forget your camera!

Sunset Trail Ride Options

Spur Cross Stables

1 Hour Sunset Horseback Ride

Picture the sun setting behind the mesas to the west as you peacefully ride back to the stables. Arizona’s rich sunsets of brilliant red and purple hues are the perfect backdrop for horseback riding. Join Spur Cross Stable on the last ride of the day for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of Cave Creek. We pride ourselves in providing the best horseback riding experiences for you and your entire family. This trail ride will take you through the beauty of the Tonto National Forest and Sonoran Desert! A thriving population of different plant species inhabits these lands including pincushion and hedgehog cacti, prickly pear, barrel cactus, ocotillo, mesquite, palo verde, even the giant saguaro cactus!

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Spur Cross Stables

1.5 Hour Sunset Horseback Ride

Picture the sun setting behind the mesas to the west as you peacefully ride back to the stables. Arizona’s rich sunsets of brilliant red and purple hues are the perfect backdrop for horseback riding. Join Spur Cross Stables on the last rides of the day for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of Cave Creek. We pride ourselves in providing the best horseback riding experiences for you and your entire family.

This trail ride will take you through the beauty of the Tonto National Forest and Sonoran Desert! A thriving population of different plant species inhabits these lands including pincushion and hedgehog cacti, prickly pear, barrel cactus, ocotillo, mesquite, palo verde, even the giant saguaro cactus!

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Check out our other Trail Rides!

We also offer Trail Rides and 3+ hour Trailblazer Rides! Click below to learn more.

Spur Cross Stables

Trail Rides

Arizona horseback riding is our specialty, so join us on our Horseback Ride and treat yourself to the ride of your dreams in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert.

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Trailblazer Trail Rides

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!

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