On horseback at the M Diamond Ranch. Photo: M Diamond Ranch

Top 5: Trail Riding Adventures (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Trail Riding Adventures — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures

34900 S. Old Black Canyon Hwy.,
Black Canyon City, AZ 86333
(623) 374-0002
Horseback riding, cattle drives, nature hikes and Western dinners. Guided history-filled tours through Bumble Bee Creek, into the mountains and through the scenic Sonoran Desert. Guest accommodations are available.

M Diamond Ranch

3255 Forest Rd. 618,
Rimrock, AZ 86336
(928) 300-6466
A working cattle ranch with cowboys who take you on trail rides and cookouts. The M Diamond Ranch provides the only horseback rides permitted by the Coconino National Forest in the Red Rock Ranger District and is the only working ranch in the Sedona area that is open to guests.

Tanque Verde Ranch

14301 E. Speedway Blvd.,
Tucson, AZ 85748
(800) 234-3833
Tanque Verde Ranch offers trail-riding adventures on horseback, mountain bike and on foot. With experienced guides to explore the Saguaro National Park and Rincon Mountains, you will experience the flora, fauna and wildlife of our beautiful desert location. All ranch activities are included in the rate.

Fort McDowell Adventures

14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.,
Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
(480) 816-6465
Featuring hiking, biking, kayaking, Jeep tours, cattle drives, cultural heritage tours, team building and trail rides through the Verde River. Experience outdoor fun in the Valley of the Sun’s most pristine setting.

A Day in the West

252 N. Hwy. 89A,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(800) 973-3662
Start your adventure with a 4×4 Jeep tour through the beautiful high desert surrounding Sedona, then saddle-up for a scenic one-hour horseback ride on a 45,000-acre working cattle ranch.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012