Discover the top Arizona dude ranches. When it comes to a setting with that old cowboy feel, u can't beat Arizona as the scenic backdrop for many classic Hollywood cowboy movies featuring Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp and places like and the OK Corral and Tombstone.
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Dude ranches, or as some of them are referred to as "Guest Ranches", feature a variety horseback rides and activities through terrific scenic open country trails and beautiful rustic lodges with excellent food and informality.
Many Arizona Dude Ranches offer activities that include roping, riding instruction, hay rides, cookouts, square dancing and even a chance to drive cattle like a real cowpoke!
Grapevine Canyon Ranch
Situated north of Tombstone, this is a dude and working cattle ranch, and is set in the one of most beautiful parts of Arizona. You can choose from a variety of activities that include a cattle drive, an overnight pack trip, or an all-day adventure, riding through the dusty streets of abandoned ghost towns, a stagecoach station, and old Fort Bowie, built in the heart of Apache country.
Hidden Meadow Ranch
This relatively unknown gem is situated on 150 acres in Apache County surrounded by Arizona's White Mountains. The focal point of the ranch is the 50-acre meadow providing grazing for the Ranch horses, and is also an important wildlife corridor for elk and deer, wild turkey, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, brown bears, and endangered Mexican gray wolves, with hawks and bald eagles soaring overhead. There are almost 1000 miles of trails for hiking or horseback riding. Other activities include fly fishing, archery, canoeing, caving and mountain biking. The land around Hidden Meadow is wildlife habitat and is closed to all motorized vehicles
Rancho de la Osa
Located five miles from the Mexico border and 65 miles from Tucson, this is the second oldest in Arizona 17th-century adobe hacienda. Activities include horseback trail rides through the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, hikes, nature walks, mountain southwestern dining with a blend of Spanish, Mexican and native American served either in the historic hacienda dining room, secluded outdoor courtyard or under the stars at a cookout.
Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch
located in the north west Arizona desert off Route 66 at an elevation of 1,800 feet and between three mountain ranges—Hualuapai, Mohave, and Buck mountains. They feature thousands of acres of horseback riding terrain, home-cooked meals, great open views, and spectacular sunsets. The activities include horseback riding, a swimming pool, a hot-tub, western lodge with a fireplace, and billiards table, horseshoe pits, volleyball, ping-pong, and a courtyard.
White Stallion Ranch
Situated on 3,000 acres near Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park. They feature western-style horseback riding with the wranglers, on scenic trails. It's a a working cattle ranch with many amenities including a heated pool, hot tub, tennis courts, volleyball, horseshoes, billiards and a petting zoo with well prepared meals, cookouts, breakfast rides, steak barbecues, hay rides and rodeos. They offer lessons a number of rides for riders of all levels of experience and stamina.
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