Experiences Guide: Wander Cave Creek

Wander off to these fun activities around Cave Creek!

 Natalie Kowalewski
NatalieTravel Guide
Experiences Guide: Wander Cave Creek

Cave Creek may be a small desert town outside of Phoenix but don't be fooled by its size—there's still plenty to do in the area. If you're looking to explore the area around Wander Cave Creek, then we have some suggestions for you.

MTM Ranch Horseback Adventures

Luxury Vacation Rentals

Photo by MTM Ranch Horseback Adventure 

  • Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 5 miles 

  • Location: 43001 N Spur Cross Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

  • Hours: Hours vary depending on the ride 

  • Phone: (480) 488-4538

  • Website: https://www.mtmranch.com/

The MTM Ranch has been continuously operating on its private 870 acres since 1989. Educated guides will take you on a journey through scenic and intimate parts of the desert. 1-hour to 4-hour tours are available. 

Time To Ride AZ ATV & UTV Rentals

Luxury Vacation Rentals

Photo by Time To Ride AZ ATV & UTV Rentals

  • Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 5.2 miles 

  • Location: 7171 E Cave Creek Rd Ste J, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

  • Hours: 8AM-5PM daily 

  • Phone: (480) 597-7559

  • Website: https://timetorideaz.com/ 

This self-guided ATV and UTV rental shop is the closest shop to the trails, so you can jump right into it. Half-Day rate (4 hours) are at $135 while full-day rates (8 hours) are set at $195.

Rancho Manana Golf Club

Luxury Vacation Rentals

Photo by Rancho Manana Golf Club 

  • Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 5 miles

  • Location: 5734 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

  • Hours: 5:30AM-5PM daily 

  • Phone: (480) 488-0398

  • Website: https://ranchomanana.com/ 

Recently listed by Golf Digest as one of the top courses in Arizona and the entire country, Rancho Manana Golf Club is a must-visit stop in Cave Creek. It features dramatic elevation changes, unspoiled desert terrain, topped with a rustic charm of the historic dude ranch, which is now part of the golf resort property. T-times must be booked ahead of time. 

Cave Creek Museum

Luxury Vacation Rentals

Photo by Cave Creek Museum

  • Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 5 miles 

  • Location: 6140 E Skyline Dr, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

  • Hours: 1PM-4:30PM Wednesday-Sunday

  • Phone: (480) 488-2764

  • Website: https://cavecreekmuseum.org/ 

Cave Creek Museum is home to artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area. Admission is $7 per person. Note that the museum is open from October through May only.

Frontier Town, Cave Creek, AZ

Luxury Vacation Rentals

Photo by Frontier Town Website 

  • Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 5 miles 

  • Location: 6245 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

  • Hours: 10AM-5PM daily 

  • Phone: (480) 488-9129

  • Website: https://www.frontiertownaz.com/ 

Frontier Town is located at the center of Cave Creek and offers visitors an old west experience. From the moment you enter, you’ll be transported through history as you walk along Main Street, which is filled with lovely boutique shops. Chances are, you'll also probably also run into public re-enactments like duels—truly an interactive experience for kids!

Destination Balloon Rides

Luxury Vacation Rentals

Photo by Destination Balloon Rides

Admire the spectacular beauty of the desert from above as you take in panoramic views of Phoenix’s vibrant flora and fauna. Sit back and relax as the sun paints this unparalleled landscape in a breathtaking array of hues during sunrise and sunset tours. Packages available for small groups (from $225) and private (from $900) hot air balloon rides


Ready to book any of these experiences? Text Wander Concierge at 707-896-1524 for a hassle-free reservation process!

Share article

You may also like