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Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa Hotel Review: Just eleven miles south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Wild Horse Pass is named for the herds of wild horses that kick up dust on the far horizons of the Gila River Indian Community. The Maricopa and Pima tribes built this resort, offering lavish amenities and underscoring the theme of water amid the desert landscape, around a two-and-a-half mile re-creation of the Gila River. Four outdoor pools are highlighted by a 111-foot waterslide modeled after the nearby ancient Casa Grande ruins. Two Troon-managed, 18-hole golf courses are the site of PGA tour events. Aji Spa has gained a reputation for treatments based on Native American rituals and ingredients---indulge with the Purifying White Clay Facial, relying on minerals and botanical extracts, and the Blue Coyote Wrap employing azulene mud to soothe, nourish and heal. On-site stables match mounts with skill levels and jogging and hiking trails are adjacent to the resort. Among three acclaimed restaurants, Kai is under the direction of James Beard award-winning chef Janos Wilder. His menus incorporate foods such as fresh vegetables, citrus and olive oil grown in the community. Ko’sin, open for three meals a day, makes breakfast special with inspired juice pairings. Hanyo offers poolside dining. Guest wanting to take a gamble can hop into a little electric boat piloted by a community member to head along a re-created river to the adjacent Gila River Casino. A new part of the resort, Rawhide Western Town and Steak House, is a replication of an 1880s frontier town---complete with gunfights, burro and stagecoach rides and shops purveying Western wear and take-home gifts. Wild Horse Pass Resort is big enough to accommodate a group, yet small enough to provide a feel of intimacy for solo and duo guests.