Arizona Dude Ranch Vacations

Horseback riding @ de la Osa

Rancho de la Osa

Sasabe, AZ

Rancho de la Osa is Arizona’s most historic ranch. Ride the trails frequented by U.S. Presidents, movie stars and other dignitaries. Learn to sort cattle as ranchers have for generations. Explore Native American ruins, the U.S.-Mexico border, or the neighboring 120,000 acres of National Wildlife Refuge. After a day spent adventuring, enjoy a cool drink in our Cantina, the oldest continually occupied building in the state of Arizona. Then retreat to the Hacienda or your historic guest room to relax in rich Southwestern color and culture.

  • Open: Sept-May

  • Nearby Airport: Tucson International (TUS)

  • Min Stay: 1-4 Nights

  • Capacity: 40

Horseback riding @ Tanque Verde

Tanque Verde Ranch

Tucson, Arizona

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. Established in 1868, Tanque Verde Ranch is recognized as the last luxurious outpost of the old west providing guests with comfy accommodations, unparalleled amenities, and a vast array of exciting activities including horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and more.

  • Open: Year Round

  • Nearby Airport: Tucson International (TUS)

  • Min Stay: 3 Nights

  • Capacity: 200

Outdoor dining at Tombstone Monument

Tombstone Monument Ranch

Tombstone, Arizona

Step back in time with a stay at Tombstone Monument Ranch — just 2.5 miles from the West’s most iconic town. Stay in the Marshal’s Office, the Grand Hotel, the Post Office or our other western town buildings. Explore the historic surrounding area by horseback and off-road UTV, and see historic mines, railroad trestles and Native American Petroglyphs. Then return to the ranch’s saloon and spend your evening like a true cowboy, playing Texas Hold’em to the sounds of live western music.

  • Open: Year Round

  • Nearby Airport: Tucson International (TUS)

  • Min Stay: 1 Nights

  • Capacity: 38

Horseback views at Kay El Bar

Kay El Bar Guest Ranch

Wickenburg, Arizona

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Kay El Bar is an intimate western dude ranch just over an hour northwest of Phoenix in Wickenburg, Arizona. Discover saguaro forests and slot canyons along the rocky mountain trails or ride through the sandy Hassayampa Riverbed. Create memories that will warm your soul and last a lifetime. Become a part of the Kay El Bar family.

  • Open: Sept-May

  • Nearby Airport: Phoenix (PHX)

  • Min Stay: 3 Nights

  • Capacity: 25

Horseback views at Elkhorn Ranch in Arizona

Elkhorn Ranch ~ Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

The Miller Family and our dedicated crew invite you to vacation with us at our home, Elkhorn Ranch. We are located 50 miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona in the Baboquivari Mountains, in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. We are a traditional dude ranch (also known as a guest ranch) with 20 guest cabins. We welcome solo travelers, families and multi-generational groups for one week (or longer) all inclusive stays featuring guided horseback rides and hikes. We are a conservation minded working ranch that raises horses, alongside neighboring cattle ranches, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and Baboquivari Peak Wilderness. Curious Sonoran desert flora and fauna, wide open country, Arizona’s famous sunshine and blue skies, and personalized hospitality provide an ideal setting for outdoor adventure, rejuvenation and camaraderie. We strive to make your time on the ranch feel like a home-away-from-home. We look forward to helping you plan your visit!

  • Open: Nov-April

  • Nearby Airport: Tucson International Airport (TUS)

  • Min Stay: 4 Nights

  • Capacity: 32

Horseback riding @ Rancho de los Caballeros

Rancho de los Caballeros

Wickenburg, Arizona

For over 75 years, our luxury ranch resort has embodied the true spirit of cowboy culture and has brought unmatched satisfaction to our guests’ stays. Our countless ranch activities and sanctuary of 18,000 acres combined with our premier golf facilities create an authentic Arizona desert experience that is second to none. Awake each morning in your private luxury casita before heading out for a day filled with horseback riding, golfing lessons, spa treatments, and more. At Rancho de los Caballeros, we are more than just a highly-respected, luxurious dude ranch in Wickenburg—we are a place where you can feel at home and call those amongst you family.

  • Open: Oct-May

  • Nearby Airport: Phoenix International (PHX)

  • Min Stay: 4 nights (Dec-April); 3 nights (Oct - Nov, May)

  • Capacity: 150

Views @ Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Yucca, Arizona

Located in a secluded wilderness area, our dude ranch in Arizona is one hour away from the nearest town. As a result, there are no crowds, no cities, just incredible nature. Only 2 hours south of Las Vegas and 2 hours from the Grand Canyon West Rim, our ranch family is dedicated to providing you with one of the best all inclusive dude ranch vacations you can find. We have worked hard to create a special, friendly atmosphere where you can get a glimpse into the old west while enjoying the beautiful North West Arizona desert and all the peace and quiet one could hope for. We invite you to stay with us and be part of our guest ranch family, even if it is only for a little while.

  • Open: Year Round

  • Nearby Airport: Las Vegas ~ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)

  • Min Stay: 3 nights

  • Capacity: 42

Horseback riding views at White Stallion

White Stallion Ranch

Tucson, Arizona

At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort. The True family welcomes you to the ranch that has been their home for over 55 years.

Reconnect with nature, family, friends, and serenity. Ride through the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and cactus that have brought Hollywood filmmakers to the ranch for over 70 years. Recognized nationally for excellence in service and value.

  • Open: Year Round

  • Nearby Airport: Tucson Intl Airport (TUS)

  • Min Stay: 3 nights

  • Capacity: 110+

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