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MTM Ranch

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43001 N Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
+1 480-488-4538
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Great ride

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don_Falconer
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Toronto, Canada
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Great Trail Ride!

This was a return trip for my husband and I and we brought along my sister this time. Paul (once... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Martha T
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Medina, Ohio
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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 truly experienced guides that will inform and entertain each and every person from 10 to 65 years. Our wintr location is currently opening. Daily sightings of Deer, Gila Monsters, Coyotes and Rattle Snakes and all the Creatures of the Desert make this one of the greatest trail systems in the world. MTM has provided movie horses for most all of the westerns filmed in Arizona as well as actually modeling horses for photo shoots. We have the best!
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“pastry” (6 reviews)
“hour ride” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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43001 N Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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+1 480-488-4538
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Don_Falconer
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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

Thank Martha T
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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

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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

1  Thank retiredteacherAZ
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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.

Thank Martha T
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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

Thank yolanta j
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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

Thank gojimsp
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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

Thank kimberlyg88
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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

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic. Went with a party of 7 and had an amazing time. The trip up north from phoenix was well worth it. The scenery was incredible and the horses top notch...

Thank J C
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maguiremike2017
24 February 2017|
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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.
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taniapreston1
17 October 2016|
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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.
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Irishchick423
27 September 2016|
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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
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