Young Children Riding at Saguaro Lake RanchYour horseback ride will begin on the Saguaro Lake Ranch property, on the banks of the Salt River just below ten-mile long Saguaro Lake in the shadows of the scenic Goldfield Mountains.

Established in 1930, the Ranch was created out of the work camp built in 1927 for the construction of Stewart Mountain Dam. The main lodge functioned as the mess hall, ice house, and commissary for the construction crew. The workers lived in cabins lining the roadway to the new dam. Why not extend your visit and stay at the Saguaro Lake Ranch?

Ensuring Safety, Serenity & Scenic Beauty

From first time riders to experienced horse people, we match each rider with their horse for your enjoyment and peace of mind. Our focus is always on providing a safe, memorable, scenic horseback riding experience for our guest riders, with the highest level of customer satisfaction in mind.

Whether you’re taking a morning ride through the desert or a sunset ride late in the afternoon, be sure to bring your camera (just don’t drop it!) to capture the beauty of cactus studded hills, the Bulldog Cliffs and Saguaro Lake.

Meet Our Wranglers & Guides

Full details on our wranglers coming soon.


These guys were so friendly to my kids and family friends – great scenery, gentle horses, just close enough to town but far enough to feel away from it all.

Some of Our Horses


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Book Your Mesa Horseback Ride Experience Today

Book online or call us at 480-984-0335 to book your unique horseback ride through the magnificent Tonto National forest. Our trail ride season runs October 1st through April 30th. During the season we’re open seven days a week, with rides scheduled all day every day.

A Rich History

The Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch & Stable started out as a work camp built in 1927 to facilitate the construction of Stewart Mountain Dam.