This Moonlight Horseback Tour In Arizona Is Like Nothing You've Experienced Before
Arizona has its share of fun ranches where you can saddle up for an adventurous excursion on the trail. But few offer the chance to venture out in the moonlight – on horseback.
At Macdonald's Ranch you can have an authentic cowboy experience, led by real cowboys (and cowgirls). The ranch has been open to the public for these ventures for more than four decades and has an admirable reputation in the local community.
Among their most popular events are their moonlight horseback rides where you'll discover a night sky like no other — and enjoy it from the trail.
Your adventure starts around sunset. If you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to ride off into the sunset, then this is your chance! You'll also get the opportunity to explore the Sonoran Desert at night (with an experienced guide, of course).
Macdonald's Ranch has all the equipment necessary, making this the easiest adventure you can imagine. You'll just need to bring along some water — and a (small) camera!
While trail rides into the Sonoran Desert during the day are a phenomenal sight... heading out at sunset and experiencing the desert under the light of the moon is another experience altogether!
This fun-filled adventure is only offered for a few days before the onset of a full moon, so you'll need to plan ahead and make a reservation. For a list of the 2018 moonlight horseback ride dates see
Macdonald’s Ranch is located just north of Scottsdale. The address is 26540 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Children must be at least seven to participate and there is a weight limit of 260lbs. Current pricing for the one-hour moonlight ride is $85 adult, $80 child (7-17); pricing for the 1.5 hour moonlight ride is $100 adult, $95 child (7-17). Learn more on their official website. The Macdonald’s Ranch Facebook page also has a wealth of information.
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