Scottsdale – the West’s most Western town, offers plenty of
shopping, restaurants, nightlife, galleries, Southwestern
specialty shops and unique boutiques. Check out the Farmers
Market on Saturday mornings, root for your favorite baseball
team during Spring Training, roll the dice at a local
casino, or head to the Scottsdale Waterfront to people watch
– this is truly a favorite destination spot!
Carefree and Cave Creek – home to Harold’s Saloon and the
Buffalo Chip (live bull riding on Wednesday and Friday
nights), Frontier Town and lots of fun, funky shopping, only
30 minutes from the ranch.
Join the adventure on a four wheel drive expedition into the
foothills of the Sonoran desert, which boasts an abundance
of plant and animal life like no other desert. Experience
the spectacular beauty up close and personal with your own
cowboy guides, who are knowledgeable in Arizona history and
legend. Learn all about the native plant life, wildlife and
Indian folklore indigenous to Arizona and enjoy a leisurely
entertaining and informative nature walk while your guide
identifies the numerous varieties of cacti and explains how
the native people learned to utilize these natural
While we don’t rent horses, the stables down the road does!
So saddle up pardner for a trip down the trail into the
beautiful Arizona desert. Riding among the saguaro cactus,
you’ll explore our lush Sonoran scenery with an experienced
guide who will familiarize you with the abundant plant and
animal life. Novice or pro, young or old, this is one
scenic ride you won’t want to miss, so don’t forget your
The fun water floats offer a unique and exciting way to
explore a part of Arizona few have ever seen! Rafting the
inviting waters of the desert rivers offer you a secluded
and unspoiled river environment. Discover migrating birds
and towering saguaro cacti as you raft through the Tonto
National Forest and into the Fort McDowell Indian
Reservation, on a paddle raft with an experienced boatman.
Kayaks are also available. It’s a relaxing way to enjoy
your stay in the Valley!
you have a full day, head for the high country of beautiful
Oak Creek Canyon, nestled in the red rocks north of
Phoenix. Browse through Tlaquepaque, the local artisans and
craftsman’s Mercado, featuring handcrafted Southwestern
specialty items or downtown Sedona, where New Age meets Old
West. Tour up the winding road of Oak Creek Canyon for a
breath of fresh air and a picture taking stop, hike any of
the scenic back country trails, experience a vortex, take a
jeep or helicopter tour – Sedona reigns as the second most
popular tourist destination in AZ (Grand Canyon is #1).
Hot Air Balloon Rides
There is nothing more exciting
than a hot air balloon ride in the Sonoran skies! Glide
slowly across the desert and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the
Valley below, as you soar on the wind currents to a landing
site where champagne and a gourmet continental breakfast or
hors d’oeuvres awaits you. Your experienced pilot will share
stories of the Arizona desert while expertly commandeering
the balloon. Early morning and late afternoon departures.
Instrument Museum features instruments and
exhibits from around the world
exhibitor of Native American arts and crafts,
history and heritage
Wrights School of Architect
to classic artists
of unique desert plant life in their natural
adults alike will love it!
Town Scottsdale, Fifth Avenue, Kierland Commons, Scottsdale
Quarter, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Anthem Outlet Mall,
Biltmore Fashion Plaza, Mill Avenue in Tempe
Mountain Biking, ATV’s, Hot Air Balloons, Shopping (Old Town
5th Ave., Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter),
and much, much more!
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