Cave Creek Trail Rides
Cave Creek Trail Rides
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Located just north of Scottsdale, we offer a variety of horseback rides through the beautiful Sonoran Desert. All of our horses are gentle and experienced and take great care of our guests. We specialize in family friendly horseback rides that are perfect for beginners and experienced riders alike. Our trails provide an excellent view of the local mountains and the Phoenix valley below. We offer THE best horseback rides in the Scottsdale area. Here at CCT, we are known for our warm hospitality and our well cared for horses. Our guides are always friendly and courteous and love to share their knowledge about horses, the Sonoran Desert, and Cave Creek's history. Our horses are gentle, well mannered and always well cared for. Cave Creek Trail Rides offers a true western experience! We even include cowboy boots, hats and chaps to wear on your ride or just for great picture opportunities. We are dedicated to making your trail ride with us the highlight of your trip.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • paul n
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time and BEAUTIFUL
    My daughter was visiting from Colorado for my birthday and on April 22 we booked a trail ride. From the time we arrived they were so accommodating and helpful. We felt extremely safe because we could sense their experience and knowledge from the beginning. Anna was our guide and she was tremendous. Gave us a history of the area shared with us about all the different horses and wildlife in the area. The trails in the scenery were extremely beautiful and we had a wonderful time. We will be doing it again. Paul Northup DDS.
    Thank you for bringing your daughter out to ride with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed having Anne as your guide. She is an awesome part of our team and we are thankful to have her. We look forward to your next visit!
    Written 25 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Donna R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the beautiful views and gentle horses
    Had a very nice 1.5 hr ride with our guide, Lane. We were welcomed and promptly checked in at arrival. Had to borrow boots because I forgot mine & ended up there in flip flops 😳. Horses were beautiful , gentle & well taken care of. All the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Great experience. Will go back again.
    Thank you for riding with us and taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with Llane. He is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. We look forward to your next visit!
    Written 10 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Leslie H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cave Creek Trail Rides Rocks!
    I took my wife on a birthday horseback ride at Cave Creek Trail Rides and it was fantastic! Why was it fantastic? From the moment we pulled into the parking area the Cave Creek Trail Rides crew was smiling. Yes...first impression and attitude IS everything in customer service. So before we even get out of the car my wife and I already feel like we will have a great experience. Cave Creek Trail Ride's epitomizes the values of old school customer service. The crew goes out of their way to ensure you have a good experience. Maya (hope I spelled that right!) was our guide and she was fantastic! She took us on an amazing sunset trail ride. My wife and I were the last two riders in the single file group. Maya regularly communicated with us to make sure we were OK. She stopped or slowed down when needed to ensure we stayed with the group. She even stopped in one of the better areas to ensure we could get some quality photos for the ride. Our horses Jackson and Wren were absolute treats for two relatively in experienced horseback riders. Jackson was my horse. He has short legs and he kind of takes his time. He's SO well trained you almost don't even need to steer him! Most of the time, when the horse in front of him stops, he stops without me pulling on the stirrups. When the horse in front of him starts moving again, he starts moving without me telling him. After the horse ride my wife told me Wren (her horse) actually wanted my wife to pet her after the ride, because my wife kind of talked to her the whole ride and connected with her. The entire experience was well worth it. My wife love it! So...in a nutshell, if you're looking for a great horseback riding experience PLEASE don't waste your time looking at any other places, just go make your reservation with Cave Creek Trail Rides right now. Since I'm biased I'd say ask for Maya, although I can tell you ALL of Cave Creek Trail Rides crew is awesome. You can tell by their chemistry they all get a long, they have a great relationship with their horses and most importantly they're all committed to ensuring you have a great horseback riding experience.
    Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review! We are so glad that we were able to exceed expectations and that you enjoyed your ride with Maya. Customer service is so important to us and we are glad that you felt that from the minute you arrived. We appreciate your business and hope to see you both again soon!
    Written 12 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Departure55003123056
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Experience - Highly recommend!!
    We had a sunset ride with our family, Izac was our guide and both were awesome! I rode Johnny, he was also awesome and deserves extra cookies. He did however want to eat bushes on the entire trip. Other horses which were great were Alpine, Nova and Ghost. They should all get some extra cookies!
    Thank you for riding with us and for taking the time to share your review. We are so glad that you all enjoyed Izac. He is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. We will be sure to give your horses a few extra cookies today.
    Written 28 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Annette
    United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do!
    This was a highlight of our holiday to Arizona. We did the 1.5 hour ride, which was a perfect time for us. I had the joy of being paired with Logger, and my husband was on Macho, and they were absolutely fantastic. We will definitely be doing a sunset ride next year when we're back.
    Thank you for the review! We are so glad that we could be the highlight of your trip. We look forward to having you back out for a sunset ride. Thanks again!
    Written 1 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 November 2023
  • Jameson T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elite Horseback riding.
    Elite. Allison was a great tour guide, very educational and professional. Horses were amazing and we cannot wait to pick up horseback riding as a hobby. Issac and Lane were also very helpful with booking. Loved my horse named Seven. Also Sunset view was breathtaking!!
    Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Allison. She is a great guide and we are thankful to have her on our team. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 22 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 December 2023
  • Terry L
    Sun City, Arizona5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Appreciation.
    I so wish I knew the name of the ride guide who gave the 5 Somali Bantu refugee kids (young men) I am hosting such a great 1 1/2-hour trail ride. My guests had a last a lifetime (not exaggerating) memorable experience. They had the greatest time because this guide had the patience and understanding to provide this exceptional ride. My bad for not noting your name, but you are so appreciated, and I hope I conveyed that to you! Thank You!
    Thank you for riding with us! We are so glad that everyone in your group enjoyed the ride with their guide. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 22 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Jamie S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful ride, we will be back
    My family and I did the 1.5 hour trail ride on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, there were no sunset rides available, but that was our only regret. The trail ride was beautiful and so fun. First, the guide tells you all about what to do, how to get on the horse and how to direct it. Honestly though, the horses know what to do so you are pretty much just along for the ride. They are all so sweet and calm. We really enjoyed Isaac as our guide, and personal opinion, Jimmy was the best horse I could have had. The guide will take a pic of your group for you, but you are also welcome to take as many videos and pictures as you feel comfortable while riding. Despite not going at sunset, it was still incredibly beautiful. We can’t wait to go back!
    Thank you for riding with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Izac and we hope to have you back to try the sunset ride next time. Thank you again!
    Written 2 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Michael R
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect 90-minute morning ride
    My wife and I and our 9-year-old daughter booked a 9 am 90-minute ride. Our guide was A. J. and he was very engaging, swapping facts and stories with our little girl the entire ride. Horses were well behaved, good as 2 of us were on our 2nd ride ever, and the trail took us to some beautiful views of the desert. Highly recommend. Happy that we booked 90 minutes as 60 minutes would fly by.
    Thank for the review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with AJ. He is a great guide and we are thankful to have him on our team. Thanks again for the recommendation!
    Written 2 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Anita
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a fun ride!
    We booked the 1-hr ride and had such a fantastic time! Our guide Maya was just the very best!! She took such good care of all of us, especially of my son! She told us a lot about the wildlife and plants, answered all of my millions of questions and took us on a great trail that had fantastic views, too. We can't wait to come back for another ride! Happy New Year to all the folks at Cave Creek Trail Rides, especially to Maya!
    Thank you for riding with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Maya. She is a great guide and we are definitely thankful to have her on our team. We will be sure to let her know that you enjoyed your ride with her.
    Written 2 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
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Mellanie H
Saint Paul, MN2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had a great time. The workers/guides were a lot of fun and they know their horses!! We did the 1-1/2 hour ride and so glad we did. A beautiful ride and no problems with the horses.
Written 9 April 2024
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Thank you for riding with us and taking the time to write a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your 1.5hr ride and we hope to see you again in the future!
Written 10 April 2024
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mocampers
Columbia, MO40 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
Liz was our knowledgeable guide and led us through the mountains at sunset. She kept our teens entertained with information and fun facts of the area. The horses were extremely well behaved and the ride was beautiful. We would definitely recommend it!
Written 29 March 2024
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Thank you for riding with us! We will be sure to let Liz know that you enjoyed the ride. Thank you for the recommendation!
Written 30 March 2024
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ROLLA1 contribution
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Mar 2024 • Family
What a great way to end our Granddaughters vacation. What girl doesn't love horses. The stables are in the state park which were in full bloom, beautiful. The horses are very calm and well trained. The staff are friendly and kind. John, our guide, interesting and knowledgeable cowboy. He took group pictures of us and did a video for our granddaughters birthday celebration. They can't stop talking about it. Charley said I'm never washing these pants cuz I can smell "steve" her horse. We'll certainly come back.
Written 29 March 2024
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Thank you so much for riding with us and taking the time to share! We are so glad that your granddaughters enjoyed the ride. We look forward to your next visit. Charley can always request her favorite horse when you come back!
Written 30 March 2024
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Liz K
Winnipeg, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Such a great trail ride for myself and my 8 year old daughter! Our guide (Derek) was fun, knowledgeable, and made sure my daughter was safe and comfortable. The views are amazing and the horses are clearly very well taken care of. Highly recommend!
Written 28 March 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with Derek. We appreciate your recommendation!
Written 30 March 2024
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Kimber M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Such a lovely sunset ride! The guide was great and full of fun stories. The horses were calm and the riding was easy. The views were stunning. 10/10 recommend!
Written 21 March 2024
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Thank you for the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 March 2024
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Tracey W
Glendale, AZ5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had a great time today. The staff were amazing with kids on the ride, both friendly and patient. My son is 10 and he is ready to go back already. An hour flew by.
Written 20 March 2024
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Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad that you and the family enjoyed the ride. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 March 2024
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Susan I
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Omg we went on a 2024 Saint Patrick's Day ride. It was so much fun and we will be laughing with the memories for years!! Was a beautiful day- right up until ride time when the clouds opened up and poured a cold soaking rain down on us!! Sloshing in our boots you could say!! Derek and Issac were the best guides ever!! We had an absolute blast even in the cold and rain! We will most definitely be back to do this again!! Thanks guys!!
Written 17 March 2024
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Such great memories! We are so glad that you braved the weather and rode with us! We will be sure to let Izac and Derek know that you enjoyed your ride. We look forward to your next visit!
Written 22 March 2024
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Jenny Z
Hayward, WI6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
So much fun! The folks at Cave Creek trail rides have a great system. They provide hats, boots and chaps if you want to wear them. I rode Ghost and my husband rode Fish, best horses they got! Our guide was AJ, he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would highly recommend this place!
Written 7 March 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your ride. We really appreciate your recommendation.
Written 11 March 2024
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Rebecca L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I've been wanting to do this ride for years and I'm SO glad we finally did! We took the 1.5 hour sunset ride, the horses and views were perfect and our guide Lane was phenomenal as well. He kept an eye on everyone and would periodically check in to be sure we were all happy, comfortable, and having fun. Some fun small talk, historical information about the area, etc. definitely added to the fun and if we visit again I'll be requesting him as a guide. We stopped for a photo op as well which was a nice bonus. Can't wait to go back!
Written 7 March 2024
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Thank you for coming out to ride with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your sunset ride with Llane. We look forward to your next visit!
Written 11 March 2024
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BillK
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
An awesome experience. Our guide was well-informed, engaging, and experienced, which helped the riders to be at ease with their horse.
Written 5 March 2024
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Thank you for riding with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your guide and your experience. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 5 March 2024
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