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Western Destinations Canyon Creek Ranch - Tours

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Phoenix, AZ 85257
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A nice change of pace...

When you're tired of family trips to amusement parks, water parks, big cities, etc...this is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steve T
A great adventure!!!

We had so much fun - definitely worth the drive out from Phoenix! Great guides and helpful staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CC B
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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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“pistol shooting” (136 reviews)
“horseback ride” (129 reviews)
“old west” (149 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Phoenix, AZ 85257
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you're tired of family trips to amusement parks, water parks, big cities, etc...this is a fantastic alternative. Our family (including girls 9 & 13) thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Thanks to Rich, Rusty, Opal, and Ari - they made us feel like family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had so much fun - definitely worth the drive out from Phoenix! Great guides and helpful staff. We have an easily intimidated 7 year old & an easily bored 12 year old. They both really enjoyed the horseback riding, the cookout, as well as...More

Thank CC B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was planning our vacation in Phoenix and were looking for a fun activity that would appeal to everyone (10 year old boy, 12 year old girl, and my wife and I) when we came across Canyon Creek Ranch on TripAdvisor. The reviews were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another reviewer recently noted that "this experience was so much more than we expected". This is so true!!! I scheduled a ride on 5/28 following my family's vacation in Sedona and the Grand Canyon. We took a couple of days in Phoenix to relax before...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband Ryan & I were celebrating our 20 year anniversary and could't have asked for a better experience with our wrangler Rich on our desert ride with our horses Clyde and Gizmo. Rich was very knowledgable of the area and the horses were very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience was so much more than we expected and will be something our family will remember forever. Our boys, 8 and 6, talked about this part of our trip to Phoenix for days and made sure to tell all their friends when we returned....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to experience the West! Loved the beautiful scenery and activities ! The horse back ride was perfect... most of us were newbies and the horses were well trained and patient!!! The lunch is a must !!! Really great all around experience! Would highly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a family horseback ride and much to our surprise and delight, we got an entire old west experience. We rode to a mock old west town, whetted our whistles with some Coca Cola at the saloon, then wandered about town to see the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a totally awesome day we had! We came in from Dallas and my mom suggested horseback riding...so I book this excursion...AMAZING! Chris was our Cowboy and he was AWESOME. He keep the kids ages 13,11 and 8 (and me and my mom) entertained by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this "horseback riding adventure" for our twins for their birthday and we got So mucH more! First, you arrive in a parking lot off the freeway where your cowboy will meet you and take you to the ranch. Don't let the fact that...More

1  Thank Tabitha C
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Harpdog02190
26 April 2018|
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Response from kvotwhite | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. But there is no where for the horses to go. They are so gentle and have been riding the same path and know it. I have an 11 year old and a 13 year old. They managed wonderful. Riders don’t need to do... More
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Sonali B
31 December 2017|
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Kristy J
16 May 2017|
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Response from Jennifer R | Reviewed this property |
I love the heat, so I probably wouldn't mind it. My 9 year old son, however, not so much. Although the guides provide plenty of water and you do get a reprieve from the heat in the Western town, the kids might be too hot. I... More
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