Holiday Ride & Lunch

Cave Creek Saddle Club

Tis the Season

To celebrate perfect riding weather. We hope you will join us for a beautiful ride at the Bumble Bee Ranch. Nestled in a valley at the foot of the Bradshaw Mountains the 180 acre ranch and it's surrounding 74,000 acres of trails are the perfect place to get-away-from-it-all.

Bumble Bee Ranch

Saturday, Dec. 15th 2012 at 10am


Take Interstate I-17 north from Phoenix. Bumble Bee Ranch is about 5 miles north of Black Canyon City. Take Exit 248 to Bumble Bee/Crown King. Make a left at the stop sign. Follow the road; 1 mile paved, 4 miles dirt. After crossing the stone bridge, the ranch is 1/2 mile on the right.

Come on in, enter through the stone entrance, head for the office where Bumble Bee staff will provide additional parking assistance on site. Whew, you made it.

Bumble Bee Ranch


Ride Out Time: 10:00 AM

Length of Ride: 2.5-3 hours

Level: 2.5

We will head out on a nice traveled path, cross a stream or two and see a crested saguaro along the way. Trails may be narrow at times and about 5% of the trail has some steep grade. Expect normal AZ rocky trails, but no river rock traversing is planned. Dress in layers as the temperature will vary.

All riders will be required to complete and submit a waiver prior to going on the ride.


Rental horses are available for $25 for up to 3 hours, over 3 hours is $50.

Guest house may be available for overnighters.

Contact Kelly at the Bumblebee Ranch, 623-374-0002 for rental information.


Lunch to follow ride approximately 1:30 PM.

Hamburger, hotdogs, Boca burgers (upon request), cowboy beans, potato salad, chips, condiments, cookies, soda, coffee, tea and hot chocolate

Cost including Tax and Gratuity is $5 for CCSC members and $15 for non members.

Payment must be mailed by December 6, 2012.

Make checks payable to Cave Creek Saddle Club and mail to:

Charly Filipek

CCSC President

38816 N 15th Avenue

Desert Hills, AZ 85086

Please note, there is a $7.00 parking charge per vehicle for riders NOT staying for lunch.


You will need to make reservations for the ride & lunch. To do so either access the clubs website (click here) or email/call Sandy at

Horse Angel Donation & Gift Exchange

  • A Horse Angel Tree will be set up for those wishing to making a donation to AERO.
  • Join in the fun with an optional Gift Exchange, gifts not to exceed $20.