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Horseback Riding In Tucson & Southern Arizona

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Horseback Riding
In Tucson & Southern Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. - Horseback riding is as much a part of the American West as sunsets and saguaros. In Tucson and Southern Arizona, visitors can saddle up at a guest ranch, resort hotel, or public stable. Horsemanship lessons and wrangler-guided trips (perhaps with trailside breakfast or picnic lunch) can be tailored for riders of all skill levels. Sunrise, sunset, and moonlight rides provide romantic glimpses of the Sonoran Desert landscape. Whether you hit the trail for a full day or a brief jaunt, horseback riding is an authentic way to explore Tucson's Old West heritage. It is important to call ahead before venturing out as most facilities require reservations.


Guest Ranches

Apache Spirit Ranch

Schieffelin Monument Road

Tombstone, Arizona 85638

About 70 miles southeast of Tucson



Open to guests year-round


Circle Z Ranch

P.O. Box 194

Patagonia, AZ 85624

65 miles south of Tucson

1- 888-854-2525


Open to ranch guests late October - early May


Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch

1 La Osa Ranch Road

Sasabe, AZ 85633

65 miles southwest of Tucson


Open to ranch guests year-round


Tanque Verde Ranch

14301 E. Speedway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85748


Open to ranch guests year-round


Triangle T Guest Ranch

P.O. Box 218 (I-10, exit 318)

Dragoon, AZ 85609

60 miles southeast of Tucson

(520) 586-7533

Open to ranch guests year-round


White Stallion Ranch

9251 W. Twin Peaks Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85743


Open to ranch guests year-round


Resort/Hotel STABLES

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85718


(520) 615-9265

Stables are open to public year-round by reservation only


Pusch Ridge Stables available for

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador

Golf & Tennis Resort

10000 N. Oracle Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85737

(520) 544-1190

Stables are open to public year-round by reservation


Spanish Trail Outfitters

at Westward Look Resort

8500 E. Ocotillo Dr.

Tucson, AZ 85750

(520) 631-3787

Stables are open to public year-round by reservation



Arizona Horseback Experience

16 Coyote Court

Sonoita, AZ 85637

50 miles southeast of Tucson

(520) 455-5696


Cocoraque Ranch

3199 Reservation Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85743

(520) 682-8594 or (520) 405-5884


Colossal Cave Stables

16721 E. Old Spanish Trail

Vail, AZ 85641

(520) 647-3450


Pusch Ridge Stables

13700 N. Oracle Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85739-4262

(520) 825-1664


Old Tucson Studios

201 S. Kinney Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85735

(520) 437-8280


Pantano Riding Stables

4450 S. Houghton Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85730

(520) 298-8980


Ride the West Stables

HC2 Box 22

Nogales, AZ 85621

(520) 287-2361


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