The M Diamond Ranch is Sedona horseback riding heaven, offering 1, 2, and 3 hour trail rides, and custom adventures for experienced riders.
Horseback riding offers an incomparably soul-satisfying way to take in the spirit of this region and learn about the unique ecosystem that makes it so special. Every horseback adventure we offer is guaranteed to provide an authentic and memorable experience set in an awe-inspiring, wilderness landscape. You will ride on private trails accessed only by the M Diamond Ranch and the wildlife that naturally inhabits the area. There are no hikers, bikers and dogs running on our trails!
Come enjoy our wide open spaces and learn how we work to protect and improve them. This is a great opportunity to see wildlife, but it is NOT an appointment to do so; we’re dealing with Mother Nature here, not Walt Disney! Depending on the season, you might see elk, deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, Gambel quail, javelina, red tail hawks, and western blue birds in the winter and wildflowers in the spring. So, bring your camera – the sights are awesome!
About Experience the unique ecosystem and history of the Verde Valley in two really fun ways! Take the 1hour "Ridge Trail Ride" at the M Diamond Ranch, followed by an ATV ride in the Wickiup Draw area of the ranch.
This spectacular trail continues the loop of our Backcountry Trail into some beautifully rugged terrain with a few surprises tucked away in the rock cliffs and an increased opportunity to spot wildlife.
Sunset is the best time to see wildlife on the trail. SUNSET RIDES ARE SEASONAL: late fall, winter, early spring. During the rest of the year, guests enjoy our spectacular sunsets during our evening Ranch Rendezvous.
Long Pants and closed toe shoes are strongly recommended. No sandals or flip-flops. Hats MUST be secured with a tie under the chin (except baseball caps)
Pocket-sized cameras are best on the trail ride. Larger cameras, bags, and backpacks must be stowed until after the ride. Cell phones WILL work their way out of your back pocket and may be lost on the trail. We provide pouches for these.
Riders must be 7 years old or older. Riding “double” is extremely dangerous and prohibited by our liability insurance, Younger kids can be led around the corral horseback (we call this a pony ride), but must be accompanied by an adult. And this must be arranged ahead of time when you make your reservation.
Trail and weather conditions apply. We go rain or shine unless the conditions are unsafe, which are usually severe thunderstorms occurring late in the afternoon in the summer monsoon season (July-September). We require a US phone number (or hotel phone number) so that we can reach you regarding weather issues.
Horseback riding is NOT recommended for pregnant women or persons with back problems, allergic reactions, or certain medical and physical conditions.
SPECIAL NEEDS can sometimes be accommodated, but we must know about them ahead of time, and we reserve the right to refuse rides if we feel we cannot ensure safety. Parents are urged in the strongest way to discuss this when making a reservation, or to note it if reservations are made online.
Cancellation policy: 100% charge for less than 24 hours notice or no show
The M Diamond Ranch takes great joy in offering guests a fun and entertaining taste of life on a traditional western ranch.