MacDonald's Ranch  ~  26540 N Scottsdale Rd  ~  Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343  ~  480.585.0239 Created by Frank Turben - Computer Help

Moonlight Horseback Rides

Moonlight HORSEBACK Ride 1-hour: $85 Adult  -  $80 Child  (ages 7 to 17) 1  hour: $100 Adult  -  $95 Child  (ages 7 to 17) ▪ Required, minimum age for children varies by ride type & length. No exceptions. Weight limit of 260lbs. Above pricing excludes tax & gratuity.  Tax will be added at the time of the ride.
This unique tour is offered 4 to 7 days prior to the night of the full moon. Some moonlight dates may not be available due to weather, holidays, or seasonal hours. Call today to book your reservation! Mount up as the sun sets and the moon rises! Your wrangler will take you through the moon lit desert on horseback to see the land in a luminescent glow. Watch the owls as they hunt for dinner, listen to the coyotes sing, and see the Arizona stars like never before. Great for date night, friends, families, or a special experience for your out of town guests!
What should I wear, bring, and not bring with me?
Long pants such as jeans, closed toed shoes or boots, sunglasses for sunset, a long sleeved shirt, and other warm clothing depending on the time of year. Why jeans do you ask, in ARIZONA? We recommend jeans because our desert is still in its natural state – complete with brush and cacti along the trails and, when the sun goes down during the winter, a desert chill. Jeans will protect your legs from the elements during the winter and summer months. Layering tops and shirts may help prepare for unpredictable warm or cold weather, which you can determine what to wear on the ride when you check-in. Expensive jewelry, big floppy hats, or valuable items that may easily get lost, are better left at home. A bottle of water for each rider. Please, NO ice or food on the ride! Each rider will have a holder on their saddle for a 20 – 24oz water bottle and a small camera or phone. NO Camelbaks or water pouches. During the warmer months, having an extra bottle of water before and after your tour is highly recommended! Eat a small snack or meal before your ride. Food will not be permitted on the tour, thank you for helping keep our desert clean. Please silence your phones for the best experience. Medical Emergency Items: inhalers, epi-pens, emergency medications, etc. Upon check-in, please notify the office or wrangler of any emergency medical supplies that must come on the ride so it may be packed appropriately! Please, NO backpacks, purses, fanny packs, scarves, Camelbaks, large cameras, or camera cases on the ride. No items can be strapped to, or hang on/across your body for the tour. It is best to leave these items behind, at home or in your vehicle. We do have cabinets available at check-in for you to leave bags and belongings in until after your ride.
Ride Restrictions
Required, minimum riding age is 7 years old and older for all moonlight rides. Weight limit of 260lbs. We do not allow pregnant women to ride for their safety and the safety of their child. Children 4 years old and younger can enjoy a moonlight stagecoach ride! If any participant has limitations, handicaps, or disabilities, and you are unsure if they can ride - please call and talk with the front office!
Equipment Provided
We provide quality western saddles and bridles, maintained frequently, and we use all leather equipment. We buy superior tack, to ensure that our customers and horses are comfortable on the trails. Helmets are, of course, provided free of charge and are highly recommend for ALL riders. Helmets are available in all sizes for all ages. All of our helmets are SEI Certified. A mounting block or “step” is provided to assist with getting on your horse.
MacDonald's Ranch  ~  26540 N Scottsdale Rd  ~  Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343  ~  480.585.0239 Created by Frank Turben - Computer Help

Moonlight Horseback Rides

Moonlight HORSEBACK Ride 1-hour: $85 Adult  -  $80 Child  (ages 7 to 17) 1  hour: $100 Adult  -  $95 Child  (ages 7 to 17) ▪ Required, minimum age for children varies by ride type & length. No exceptions. Weight limit of 260lbs. Above pricing excludes tax & gratuity.  Tax will be added at the time of the ride.
This unique tour is offered 4 to 7 days prior to the night of the full moon. Some moonlight dates may not be available due to weather, holidays, or seasonal hours. Call today to book your reservation! Mount up as the sun sets and the moon rises! Your wrangler will take you through the moon lit desert on horseback to see the land in a luminescent glow. Watch the owls as they hunt for dinner, listen to the coyotes sing, and see the Arizona stars like never before. Great for date night, friends, families, or a special experience for your out of town guests!
What should I wear, bring, and not bring with me?
Long pants such as jeans, closed toed shoes or boots, sunglasses for sunset, a long sleeved shirt, and other warm clothing depending on the time of year. Why jeans do you ask, in ARIZONA? We recommend jeans because our desert is still in its natural state – complete with brush and cacti along the trails and, when the sun goes down during the winter, a desert chill. Jeans will protect your legs from the elements during the winter and summer months. Layering tops and shirts may help prepare for unpredictable warm or cold weather, which you can determine what to wear on the ride when you check-in. Expensive jewelry, big floppy hats, or valuable items that may easily get lost, are better left at home. A bottle of water for each rider. Please, NO ice or food on the ride! Each rider will have a holder on their saddle for a 20 – 24oz water bottle and a small camera or phone. NO Camelbaks or water pouches. During the warmer months, having an extra bottle of water before and after your tour is highly recommended! Eat a small snack or meal before your ride. Food will not be permitted on the tour, thank you for helping keep our desert clean. Please silence your phones for the best experience. Medical Emergency Items: inhalers, epi- pens, emergency medications, etc. Upon check-in, please notify the office or wrangler of any emergency medical supplies that must come on the ride so it may be packed appropriately! Please, NO backpacks, purses, fanny packs, scarves, Camelbaks, large cameras, or camera cases on the ride. No items can be strapped to, or hang on/across your body for the tour. It is best to leave these items behind, at home or in your vehicle. We do have cabinets available at check-in for you to leave bags and belongings in until after your ride.
Ride Restrictions
Required, minimum riding age is 7 years old and older for all moonlight rides. Weight limit of 260lbs. We do not allow pregnant women to ride for their safety and the safety of their child. Children 4 years old and younger can enjoy a moonlight stagecoach ride! If any participant has limitations, handicaps, or disabilities, and you are unsure if they can ride - please call and talk with the front office!
Equipment Provided
We provide quality western saddles and bridles, maintained frequently, and we use all leather equipment. We buy superior tack, to ensure that our customers and horses are comfortable on the trails. Helmets are, of course, provided free of charge and are highly recommend for ALL riders. Helmets are available in all sizes for all ages. All of our helmets are SEI Certified.