on May 15, 2006
On this trip to Arizona, I chose to try a horseback ride coordinated by Red Rock Jeep Tours (www.redrockjeep.com, 928-282-6826 or 800-848-7728) located right on the main drag in Sedona. The 2 hour trail ride cost $93 per person.
Once my fiancé and I arrived at the Red Rock Jeep Tours location in Sedona, we were shuttled in a van to the ranch. We were surprised that the van ride took about 30 minutes and took us well out of the central Sedona Red Rock area. The van ride was very bumpy and dusty. Our final destination was the M Diamond Ranch (www.mdiamondranch.com). While the ranch, staff, and horses were all friendly and well kept, I was disappointed in the lack of picturesque Sedona scenery. The area we covered on the trail was generally flat and boasted lush greenery for the Sedona area. We did not get to see any of the Red Rock formations the Sedona region is known for. The trail ride was generally boring and consisted of simply following the horse in front of you. The trail simply weaves back and forth across the cattle pastures of the ranch.
I do not suggest this trail ride if you are hoping to enjoy the Red Rock scenery of Sedona. I suggest Trail Horse Adventures (www.trailhorseadventures.com) for those visitors interested in enjoying the immediate Sedona region.
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