There is no better horseback riding experience than you will get in Southern Arizona. 300 days a year of sunshine almost guarantees good weather. Of course, in the summer you may have to start early, but that is the best time to ride anyway. Critters are numerous, and you have the planet to yourselves.
There are plenty of choices when you decide to plan a horseback riding adventure.
There are some places you can just rent a horse and ride, some you can bring your own horse, some are guest ranches all-inclusive some have short rides, some are all-day adventures with a picnic lunch.
Are you a gringo, a gaucho, a cowboy or a city slicker? There is a Trail ride for every type. Here are a few we have looked into.
There is no better horseback riding experience than you will get in Southern Arizona. 300 days a year of sunshine almost guarantees good weather. Of course, in the summer you may have to start early, but that is the best time to ride anyway. Critters are numerous, and you have … Read More
Several years ago while Jim was in rehab at the tony Hacienda at the River for a bit, I decided to get back to my routine of walking in the early morning. It was still quite cool in the morning when I stepped out onto The Loop between Campbell and … Read More
Colossal Cave Mountain Park is one of our favorite Southern Arizona attractions. Its natural surroundings make the park special. Colossal Cave Mountain Park is a great place to spend the day with the kids, and it’s only 25 miles from Downtown Tucson. Activities include cave tours, cave exploring, horseback riding, … Read More
Dude Ranching in America is one of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. The author is Russell True from the White Stallion Ranch near Tucson, Arizona. Covering the Era of Dude Ranching as a destination, there are historic photographs of 50 or more Dude Ranches in Arizona, focusing on Wickenburg, … Read More
If you are looking for the perfect Horseback Riding experience that takes you away from it all, out to the country, you will find it at the Double R Guest Ranch. This is the Old West, largely untouched since the days of Cochise and Geronimo. Ron Sirota called me one … Read More
About half way through 2018, I asked Ms. Karen what she wanted to do for her August birthday. She said she wanted to go to Rancho de la Osa, the “Ranch of the She-Bear”. She also suggested we invite Ms. Rosemary who is a horse woman and would enjoy the … Read More
An hour and 15 minute drive southeast from Tucson can land you in the most famous town of the Old West: Tombstone, Arizona. We have visited Tombstone so many times that we know better than to not expect the unexpected. Tombstone has more gunfights in its streets than Chicago. The … Read More
In the 1930’s through the 1950’s, Tucson boasted more than a hundred guest ranches (aka Dude Ranches). Only a handful remain, two of which we recommend highly: Tanque Verde Guest Ranch and White Stallion Guest Ranch. Tanque Verde (green tank or green pool) is located on the far east side … Read More
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in late November 2015, Ms. Karen & I headed east from Tucson an hour to get our guided tour of Triangle T Guest Ranch. We had enjoyed lunch in the Rock Saloon at the Ranch a few weeks before when we were on our way … Read More
Sweetwater Preserve is mountain bike, horse, hiker and dog friendly. On the weekends all of the above come out to play. It is one of Pima County’s newest acquisitions, a 700+ acre preserve located on the East side of the Tucson Mountains. Be prepared to share. It is a popular for … Read More