This year’s Empire Ranch Fall Roundup & Open House is Saturday, November 5th. The day-long Roundup will feature presentations and demonstrations about cowboy life on the Ranch and showcase Western traditions, skills, music, and food.
Ms. Karen & I went last year and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is a great family event and we highly recommend it to you. To view some of the photographs we took one year, check out our slideshow.
For the impressive 2016 Schedule of Events, CLICK HERE.
In its heyday, the Empire Ranch was one of the largest cattle ranches in Arizona with 180 square miles of rangeland between the Santa Rita, Whetstone and Huachuca Mountains. In 1876, the Empire began with 160 acres and 600 cattle. By 1898, 40,000 Empire cattle were grazing here.
Today, the Empire Ranch is the heart of the 42,000-acre Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, public lands administered by the BLM. The 22-room adobe ranch house and wood-frame outbuildings are being preserved and restored by the many volunteers of the Empire Ranch Foundation and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Find out More about the Empire Ranch’s history here.