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M Diamond Ranch

Horseback Riding
Rio Vaquerous

The M Diamond Ranch is an authentic western experience on a 100 year old family-owned cattle ranch located just outside Sedona. Guests can choose trail rides from 1 hour to 3 hours in length. The ranch is located about 35 minutes from the heart of Sedona in an area rich with easily accessible unspoiled wilderness with a picnic area on the creek, hiking, and archaeological and petroglyph sites, and more. Make your trip to the M Diamond Ranch very special by making time for family fun activities along the way.

Ranch Rendezvous
The M Diamond Ranch also offers the Ranch Rendezvous, a one hour trail ride plus a Cowboy Cookout dinner under the stars with live entertainment by hall of fame cowboy singer Alvie Self.

Ride to Lunch Ride to Lunch is a 1 1/2 hour trail ride with stop in the middle for a delicious Arizona dutch oven lunch on the Quail Trail.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Award Winning Wildlife Management

The M Diamond Ranch practices good stewardship in caring for their range land. Water developments to benefit both wildlife and livestock, restoration of native grasses and removal of invasive species, carefully planned grazing of livestock, and state-of-the-art monitoring of conditions on the ground are all examples of their work.

The M Diamond Ranch is proud to have received the Wildlife Habitat Stewardship Award from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, given to nongovernmental entities that have excelled in the preservation, enhancement or creation of land management practices beneficial to Arizona’s wildlife resources. Winners of the Wildlife Habitat Stewardship Award must be engaged in agribusiness, allow public recreational access to at least part of their land, and must exercise wildlife habitat conservation and enhancement practices.

Please enjoy a video about M Diamond Ranch’s award on their website.

Pet Friendly Notes

The M Diamond Ranch does not have facilities to accommodate pets. If you must bring your pet, it will have to stay in your car, which is not recommended. Pet sitting and boarding facilities are available in Sedona.

Trail Distance

Trail distances vary with the length of the ride.

Trail Rules and Restrictions

Every horseback riding adventure the M Diamond Ranch offers 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 these trails!

Come enjoy 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!

  • Many special needs can be accommodated, please discuss your needs when you make your reservation. They will extend every effort to accommodate your needs.
  • Please inform us if any of your riders are 200 pounds or over. We are unable to take riders over 250 pounds.
  • The 1 hour trail ride is suitable for riders of all ages and abilities, age 6 and up.
  • The 2 hour ride is suitable for experienced and motivated beginners and kids 8 and older.
  • The 3 hour ride is suitable for experienced riders 12 and older.

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