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MTM Ranch

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Great Trail Ride to Horton Springs!

We had a great day riding with Patti and her wrangler Heidi. We met at the Derrick Trail Head and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Russ G
Great ride

Beautiful scenery. Great horses - they actually want to get on the trail, not like most places... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Toronto, Canada
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We are the oldest operating riding establishment in Cave Creek . The Motley family started MTM Ranch in 1989. We have provided wonderful rides for over 25 years in the Desert Mountains North of Cave Creek. We give guided tours with educated and...more
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43001 N Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
+1 480-488-4538
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All reviews pastry lots of fun great ride conservation area beautiful scenery spur cross patti stable horses broncos trail
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had a great day riding with Patti and her wrangler Heidi. We met at the Derrick Trail Head and rode to Horton Springs. Very beautiful scenery. Patti kept us entertained and provided information about the local wildlife and area. Lots of fun and highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russ G
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Great horses - they actually want to get on the trail, not like most places where the horses just want to make a bee line back to the stable. Book an evening ride and go to the bull riding in cave creek afterward....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Don_Falconer
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This was a return trip for my husband and I and we brought along my sister this time. Paul (once again!) an excellent guide. We had some rough terrain so please note the Bronco Trailhead is not for the faint hearted but we certainly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Martha T
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Went twice, once with Carl, once with Paul. Two very nice guides with knowledge of the history of the area. Road two different trails, both in the hills, but one more rocky, hilly & spectacular than the other, but probably not for a nervous beginner....More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Jewel of the Creek Trail is a short but very cool hike (maybe 2.25 mile loop). You park in a small parking area which is before you get to the Spur Cross Conservation area. There is a cave where once inside, you can stand...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank retiredteacherAZ
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Upon speaking with the owner Patti she suggested the 3 hour bronco trail ride and it did not disappoint! Our wrangler Paul was top notch! The scenery was breathtaking.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Martha T
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Last year we did the Blue Was ride with Paul and had a wonderful time. We came back this year and did the 2-hour sunset ride which took us through a park with stunning scenery and a multitude of saguaros and blooming cacti. Our guide,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank yolanta j
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I had a wonderful day riding with Carl at the MTM ranch. I'm not an experienced rider and Carl was very helpful and experienced. I would recommend this to anyone looking to spend a few hours or more riding while in the Cave Creek or...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank gojimsp
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My friend and I found this gem north of Phoenix for horseback riding. Owned and run by Patti, it is a special place. We went on a two hour ride up and around the foothills behind her place. It is a conservation area, so it...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We love going on (slow) horseback rides. This 3 hour sunset tour was great. Get to feel like John Wayne only 30 mins north of Scottsdale in the wilderness. This was a perfect afternoon away from the city. Take water and sunscreen and just enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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24 February 2017|
Response from acid_slug | Reviewed this property |
I think your level will be fine. It is walking only, some up and down on gentle slopes.
Tania G
17 October 2016|
Response from acid_slug | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I am only the reviewer of MTM. I would advise that you check with the ranch as it is very hot here in Summer (40 degrees celsius) and there may be restrictions on the type of rides on offer. Hope this helps.
27 September 2016|
Response from Patricia M | Property representative |
Hello Ms. Irish, We do offer many more advanced rides. Our ranch model is longer rides with less people. We are able to let advanced riders do a little more than a walk on the 3 hour + rides. We are able to ride to the... More