Ponderosa Stables has been in the business of renting horses and guiding visitors of Phoenix and residents for 40 years.
Riding in the Desert Southwest
The desert sky is brilliant blue as you ride through the arroyos and washes toward the summit of South Mountain. Slowly you rise in elevation, surrounded by beautiful desert flowers and towering Saguaro cactus. Desert rabbits and quail dart across the narrow, less- trodden trail passing through intricate rock formations, leaving the city of Phoenix behind. The air is clear and dry as you pass through the spectacular scenery of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix sprawls across the valley floor as you view it from the quiet of the hills. You are in the desert southwest, experiencing it, and seeing it the way it was meant to be seen... on the back of a horse.
Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, Ponderosa Livery Stable offers over 50 miles of trails criss-crossing through 18,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert. There's more adventure here than you can imagine, exploring the vast majestic beauty under the watchful eye of our guides and riding our first rate horses.
This Is Not Your Average Tour
All of our rides are led by friendly and knowledgeable guides that will tell you all about the desert, its wildlife and the "Cowboy Way." You will get a REAL taste of the West and western life that you and your family, friends, or coworkers will talk about for years to come. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
EVERYONE CAN RIDE
It doesn't matter if you are a single rider, family, or a large group, we have a ride for you. We have trail horses for every level of rider, from the first timer to the seasoned equestrian; we have a horse to fit your needs.
And As If That Wasn't Good Enough...