How About A Ranch Vacation In Arizona – Tanque Verde Ranch
Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America’s old time cattle and guest ranches. Located on 60,000 acres of Tucson’s most breathtaking desert landscapes, nestled amongst the Rincon Mountains and adjacent to Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest.
Best Dude Ranch In Arizona
Tanque Verde Ranch Resort was named “Best Dude Ranch in Arizona” by Arizona Republic in 2012, as well as a “Top Ten Family Resort” by the Travel Channel since 2007, and a “Top Five Ranch” by Condé Nast Traveler in 2008, plus won the Silver for Outstanding Southwestern Cuisine by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine in 2013.
This ranch vacation offers ample riding opportunities
With more than 120 horses, it’s no surprise that this dude ranch offers ample riding opportunities. Specialty options available include breakfast rides (with a meal at the Old Homestead), 6-hour-long day rides, and picnic rides with lunch in Cottonwood Grove. Newcomers can take riding lessons at a variety of levels.
Naturalist guides offer hikes through the desert wilds, exploring canyons, cacti and even secret waterfalls. The popular kids’ program offers little cowpokes (ages 4-12) the chance to “ride ’em cowboy!” Children are divided into 3 age groups — the Buckaroos, Wranglers and Outlaws — and treated to riding lessons, tennis, swimming and arts and crafts.
Activities and Fun at the Ranch
Offering an abundance of activities for all ages, there is never a dull moment at Tanque Verde Ranch. Whether you’re seeking to explore the desert and mountains, relax and reconnect with yourself, satisfy a creative craving, or burn up some energy with a challenging game, the Ranch offers a variety of activities to help you make the most of your dude ranch vacation!
Choose from horseback riding, guided hiking and biking, swimming, dancing and fishing. Tanque Verde also has several tennis and basketball courts for guests to take advantage of. While in Tucson, check out a variety of unique off-site activities, which include downhill skiing, golfing, cave exploring, mountain climbing and more!
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