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Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch and Stables

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Gold Canyon, AZ, USA
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About Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch and Stables
Located in the foothills of the legendary Superstition Mountain on 5,8000 acres of pristine sonoran desert in Gold Canyon, Arizona. Providing horseback trail rides, hay wagon rides, cookouts, campsites & boarding. On your adventures through the sonoran desert you may see the beautiful and exciting local wildlife such as: coyotes, javelina, mule dear and longhorn cattle (as this is a working longhorn cattle ranch).
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Susan H wrote a review Mar. 2021
Eau Claire, Wisconsin44 contributions6 helpful votes
My sister and I grew up with horses but hadn't ridden in 30 years. We had a great experience. They have nice calm horses. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Diane E wrote a review Dec. 2019
Summlernad4 contributions
Our 1-hour ride with our guide, Cotton, was amazing. He shared with us his desert knowledge and cowboy experiences. The AZ desert is so beautiful and the managers of this ranch are so friendly and kind. Our horses were great. Our only regret is not booking the 2-hour ride as we wanted more. Reasonably priced. Highly recommended. ~Diane & Lawrence
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from MrsCosten, Front Office Manager at Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch and Stables
Responded Dec. 18, 2019
Thank you so much for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your ride with us! We would love to show you our 2 hour trail!
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GoldenGateMike wrote a review Aug. 2019
Gold Canyon, Arizona10 contributions3 helpful votes
Brought my visiting sisters to the ranch to attend a guided ride in the area near Superstition Wilderness, a taste of the old west with a knowledgeable guide...... just enough time in the saddle for fun, and a little saddle soreness. Lots to see and learn. I suggest this is a great "western" experience for visitors.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from MrsCosten, Front Office Manager at Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch and Stables
Responded Nov. 21, 2019
Thank you for your review!
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Pat J wrote a review Apr. 2019
Phoenix, Arizona38 contributions8 helpful votes
My friend and I had a wonderful experience and beautiful trail ride on March 27, 2019. Mrs. Donnelly and her staff were welcoming, organized, and helpful. The horses were in good condition and matched to the skills of the rider. The trail was at the base of the Superstition Mountains and the scenery on the trail was incredibly stunning with the spring flowers all in bloom and the Sonoran desert was very green from recent winter rains. Our guide was friendly, informative, and made certain that we were all safe. For riders of all skill levels and first-time riders, I highly recommend this outfit.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Stellar2341 wrote a review Jan. 2019
Gilbert, Arizona2 contributions6 helpful votes
This was the first time my wife and I went horseback riding. It was our Christmas present to each other. The horses and stables were very clean and well kept up. Shelly the owner and Wes our guide were very friendly and accommodating knowing that we were first time riders. Wes our guide gave everyone in our group some basic lessons on how to steer, stop and back the horses we would be riding. When we were assigned our horses Wes and Shelly took the time to size up the horses they had to the people who would ride them. My wife is short and they assisted her with mounting her horse and adjusting the stirrups. Wes our guide was very informative and the views of the superstition mountains are spectacular from the ranches location. Definitely worth visiting. I will be returning with the rest of my family members when they come to visit us from back east.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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