If you love to ride horses, why not ride where the cowpokes and miners rode
during the early 1860s? The settlement of Wickenburg began with discovery of
gold at the old Vulture Mine. Miners along with ranchers and farmers came in
droves. The Yavapai Indians had occupied this area for centuries and resented
the intruders. After many decades of deadly skirmishes, peace became reality.
Read more about the history of Wickenburg.
The aura of those days in the old west still exists. Original buildings still stand
and are occupied by local businesses. This once obscure settlement, while still
bearing historic nostalgia, is the epitome of cowboy culture and horseback
riding hotspots in Arizona and the Country. So jump on that steed and take a
ride into yesteryear.
There is an abundance of horseback riding choices and options in Wickenburg
for all ages and skill levels. Take a one-hour ride from a local stable or full day
day rides at one of many dude ranches. Ride the scenic trails. Take a guided
trip into the back country. Along the river banks. Into the brilliant sunsets. And
even a dinner ride next to a campfire with the savoring aroma of barbecue.
Rancho de los Caballeros Guest Ranch
© Rancho De Los Caballeros
This guest ranch resort features a string of 100 horses, each with a unique
temperament and personality. Whether you're an old hand at horseback riding
or a beginner, they give you the guidance you need with a calm and gentle
equine companion to make your horseback riding an unforgettable vacation
Beginner, intermediate and advanced rides are available, and with 20,000 acres
of scenic Sonoran desert to explore, you're guaranteed a different trail ride every
time. Horse rides begin at 10 am and 2:30 pm every day except afternoons on
Sunday. If you are interested in learning about the desert, they offer a nature ride.
Breakfast and lunch cookout rides are available during springtime.
Whether you're a dyed-in-the-wool city dweller or you've been on horseback
your entire life, our experienced wranglers will make you feel in your element.
They will partner you with just the right horse to make you feel at ease. Try
your hand at team penning or take a more mellow ride on horseback amidst
the desert's flora and fauna, in true Caballero fashion.
Rancho De Los Caballeros
1551 South Vulture Mine Road
Wickenburg, Arizona 85390
Cowboy Way Adventures
Cowboy Way Adventures isn't your usual outfit with tired horses that march in
a line. All horses used are real working cow horses off the ranch, with a side
job. Your wrangler is an experienced cowboy who will make your horseback ride
an enjoyable adventure.
Cowboy Way features different riding trails depending on location, from
sandy bottomed washes edged with rocky cliffs, to open desert with
views that extend forever, and river crossings. It offers 1-hour rides to
guided dinner horse rides and pack trips. Moonlight and sunset rides are
Great care is taken in selecting the right horse for the rider's skill level. It
accommodates children or guests who have never ridden a horse before
to experienced riders looking for a fun, responsive horse. For beginning
riders, they have scenic rides at a slow pace. The advanced rider can
expect more challenging rides up and down hills an permitting galloping
in sandy washes.
Cowboy Way Adventures
800 East Wickenburg Way
Wickenburg, AZ 85358