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Imagine riding through the desert on horseback, watching a summer sunset from the back of your horse, or taking off for a day or just a few hours to explore 197,000 acres of prime sage and mesquite range land, or trying your hand at chasing ornery cattle into pens in our arenas. It's called TEAM PENNING--even beginners can do it!

We offer horseback trail rides of all types. Whichever you choose, you can ride the range, play with cows, and enjoy lip smackin' Cowboy meal. Then, if you're up to it, try your hand at traditional cowboy activities like horse shoe pitchin', ropin', or cow pie tossin' (gloves provided).

If you're a new dude or an experienced cowpoke we have just the horse for you. Whatever you choose, we'd be mighty proud to show you the way to the heart and soul of the Old West.

Horseback Trail Ride
This package includes a 1 hour sunset or daytime trail ride on horseback through the mesquites and valleys of the mysterious Mojave Desert.

Cowboy Meal
Come and get it! Eat a hearty meal which includes hors d'oeuvres, a cowboy hamburger, french fries, dessert, and a drink. Mmmmmmm!

Team Penning
Test your horsemanship by rustling up some cattle in our arena immediately following your trail ride.

Sit around our campfire with your friends and family and enjoy the stars of the magnificent Sandy Valley sky.



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D.S. from Las Vegas, NV
Well, let me just say that myself and 3 friends had the best day today! We made reservations last week for a trail ride. The day came we drove out there (we are from Vegas) and it is beautiful. We were met with a big smile from Milo, what a nice guy. He and his Dad were our guides they were great. We got matched up with our horses a little spin around the ring and we were off. Beautiful ride great conversation a wonderful ride. Lunch was very good also. Thank you Milo and Sandy Valley ranch for an extraordinary experience. We will be telling our friends who want to ride and enjoy themselves where to go. I am sure you will see us again!

G.S. from Dallas, TX
We would like to thank you and your staff for making our visit to your ranch an ever lasting one. We had such fun and cannot stop talking about how great you and your staff were to us. Tati, Robert and I are telling everyone about our wonderful day we all had with you. You were absolutely the most gracious host and we cannot thank you enough for all the good things you planned for us. I would say that we were all quite exhausted and when I came home, I went into the shower, washed my hair and went straight to bed with a wet head. I can only say that me myself will never forget the experience I had with you and your staff and we are looking forward to doing it again some time in January. Thank you again for all you did for us. We really appreciate it a great deal.

E.H. from United Kingdom
Just wanted to say thank you so much for our stay. We had a great time, although maybe just a little too hot for us. Unfortunately we are not treated to such nice weather back in the UK. Thanks also to the young lady that looked after us, apologies I forgot her name but she made us feel so welcome and we could not have asked for a nicer host. Food was also fabulous!! The wranglers were also really lovely and the horses too. So well behaved. Once again, thanks for adding such an experience to our holiday of a lifetime.

L.X. from Atlanta, GA
Thank you so much for organising our sand dune ride, it was amazing! We all loved it. Your ranch has been the highlight of my stay in Vegas. Big thanks to you and all your wonderful team.

J.M. from Las Vegas, NV
My wife, daughter and I recently went on a "trail ride" at you ranch. I would just like to say our experience was fantastic. We are not experienced riders but your staff handled everything perfect. Our trail guide was Louis we is a great asset to you company. He was patient, helpful, and very professional. I will recommend your facility to anyone and everyone. We hope to return and do the cowboy for a day experience next. Again thank you for a great experience.

S.G. from Miami, FL
Thank you again for all your help planning the bachelor party. We had a BLAST! Can't wait to come back. All the events were so much fun and the staff couldn't have been nicer. And the food! I'm still thinking about those tacos! We loved the entire weekend!

K.S. from Reading, U.K.
Thanks very much to all the staff at Sandy Valley. My wife and I had a fantastic afternoon with Apache and Shanie (not forgetting AJ!!) riding through the desert. We were made very welcome from the moment Tony picked us up at the hotel for the short drive from the strip. All the staff are really friendly and the food was great. Thanks once again. We will never forget our time spent with you.

For the safety of our riders and our horses, we strictly adhere to the following rules and restrictions.
  1.   Riders cannot wear open-toed shoes. Smooth-soled shoes with a heel are preferred.
  2.   All minors must wear a helmet.
  3.   Riders must be 11 years old or older. *
  4.   Video cameras may not be used during the ride.
  5.   Riders must be under 250 lbs. **
  6.   Riders cannot be pregnant.
  7.   Riders must speak reasonable English. ***
  8.   Riders must be physically and mentally sound.

* Experienced youngsters can request an exception to this rule. Contact our reservations team for details.
** Most people are not aware that horses are only designed to carry one-fifth their body weight. So that we can maintain the health of our horses, we must restrict the weight of the riders.
*** While riding, riders must be able to understand verbal commands. Riders who cannot understand basic commands may not be able to ride.

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Sandy Valley Ranch has offered Old Fashioned Western events and activities to the public since 1998. We pride ourselves on our western hospitality and look forward to seeing you on the range. Please contact us regarding our upcoming events and cowboy adventures!

1411 Kingston Road
Sandy Valley, NV 89019
Reservations: (702) 242-0955
Ranch Manager: (702) 683-5214