Canyon Creek Ranch is actually an hour from Phoenix, Arizona in Black Canyon City. It is important to make reservations to see the ranch before driving the 40 miles. Horseback riding is an option at the ranch to view the countryside as well as learn what ranch life is like. The owners of the ranch Jim and Opal Brown are natives to Arizona. They have spent their lives dedicated to ranching and preservation of the earth.
They have a couple of riding trails to choose from based on your preference and experience. It is possible to see rocky desert, volcanic formations, mountains, and valleys all on their property. Experienced riders can be taken to the top of the mesa on their land. There is a creek you may cross as well, depending on the route the horse guide provides. Added to the horseback experience Canyon Creek Ranch has a recreation of an old Western town. You can learn about life back in the Old West with entertainment. Card tricks and slight of hand are part of the show, along with music, games, and roping. For those who stay a while western food will be on the menu at the Old Town such as old fashioned barbecue.