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Arizona resort horseback riding in the southwestern desert

Your Arizona Resort Horseback Riding Adventure

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is your premier luxury Arizona resort, located in the picturesque Sonoran Desert. Surrounded by soaring mountains, colorful desert terrain and breathtaking sunsets, the Scottsdale area is begging for you to discover it. One of the best ways to explore this unique landscape is by horseback. Imagine the thrill of throwing on your cowboy boots, climbing into the saddle and exploring the natural beauty of Arizona on the back of a beautiful horse. These are the kinds of memories that can only be created on an Arizona resort vacation.

Go West, Young Man (or Woman)

Your horseback riding adventure begins with a request to our concierge. Whether you book before you arrive or decide once you arrive, our helpful concierge is here to serve you with horseback riding, spa treatments, or shopping trips to downtown Scottsdale. Our Arizona resort is located near several top-notch, full-service ranches and stables that will make your horseback riding adventure unforgettable. No matter what your riding level, from absolute beginner to experienced rider, we can plan the perfect horseback riding experience for you, your family and friends.

Saddle Up and Ride

Scottsdale is a horse-loving town with a rich history of working cattle ranches, Arabian horse farms, and cowboy culture. From the McDowell Mountains to the Salt River Valley, you will be able to explore the Scottsdale area on horseback from one hour to a full day. Experienced guides can take you on a relaxing stroll along trails that were once traveled by miners in search of gold while enjoying the breathtaking and unique beauty of the rust-colored desert landscape. Or schedule an evening ride where you might see owls hunting, hear coyotes howling and watch a golden sunset as it disappears into the western horizon behind the soaring saguaro cactus.

Ride Off Into the Sunset…to Our Poolside Grill

After your horseback riding adventures, you can return to The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch and enjoy a relaxing massage to ease your tired legs, take a refreshing dip in our heated outdoor pool or meet up with friends at one of our restaurants to wind down with a cocktail and share your cowboy tales. From luxurious accommodations to personalized concierge services, these are the kinds of Arizona resort vacation memories that you will never forget.

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