Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America’s old-time cattle and guest ranches that has evolved into one of the finest resorts in the southwest.
Located on 640 acres in the lush foothills of the Rincon Mountains close to Tucson, this ranch offers miles of scenic riding and hiking trails to explore the rugged Sonoran Desert.
Tanque Verde Ranch is an extremely popular ranch for all levels of riders. Your stay includes everything from riding, guided hiking, biking and walking, art classes and water aerobics, beginner and advanced lessons, team penning and sunset rides with Cowboy Cookouts and three hearty meals per day.
Southwestern cuisine is served in the dining. Breakfasts are a real treat with fresh cinnamon rolls and cinnamon toast served!
After a morning or all-day ride, enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or soak up the Arizona sunshine on the pool deck.
Be pampered at La Sonora Spa with a soothing massage or skin renewal treatment after which you can soak in the indoor spa pool or whirlpool.
When is the ranch open and what day does riding begin?
The ranch is open year round with stays beginning on any day and lasting for however long you wish.
What are the types of ride on offer and how often will I ride?
Riding is offered every day and there an array of rides for all levels including trail walk rides and loping for advanced riders. Full-day rides are offered once a week and a breakfast ride out into the desert followed by a cowboy breakfast is offered at least twice a week. Private rides, sunset rides, team penning are other activities available. Lessons include basic and intermediate horsemanship as well as lope check, the highest level of horsemanship offered here. Please note there is a weight limit of 250-270 llbs per person for riding.
About the horses:
Tanque Verde Ranch has 180 horses to ride over 60 thousand acres of pristine natural beauty.
What else can I do at the ranch?
The ranch has ample on offer for a non-rider or rider looking to enjoy other activities. Facilities include five tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, jacuzzi, exercise room, basketball, volleyball and a supervised fishing program. For those looking for other outdoor activities, hikes and guided hikes can be enjoyed where you can discover the beautiful scenery of the Sonoran desert. Meanwhile, La Sonora Spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy pampering treatments after a day on the saddle.
Is the ranch suited to children?
Children are extremely welcomed and the ranch is family focused. Children can attend the daily kid's club divided into age categories; Buckaroo's for ages 4-6, Wrangler's for ages 7-9 and Outlaws for ages 10-12 where they will enjoy activities including basis horse activities. Buckaroo's will enjoy a program of riding/being led, playing in the playground, arts and crafts and movies in the evening. Wrangler's will enjoy basic/trail rides, intermediate riding lessons and team penning. Outlaws have a more riding focused program. A program for under 4s is available upon request.
What other attractions are there in the area?
Go hiking in the Sonoran Desert, the Sonora Desert Museum is a great place to learn about the plants and animals that live here. Golf enthusiasts will love the desert golf course situated moments from the ranch (special rates are available at the ranch). Other activities include hot air ballooning in Tucson, SkyNights at Mt Lemmon SkyCenter, visits to Tombstone, the home of many Western Legends, a truly western town, even today.
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