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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...

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Oct 8
The Tucson Film & Music Festival features of Southwest-inspired indie film and music events staged in various locations a...more
Oct 8
Cinematic highlights from eight different Tucson film festivals shown over three days at Temple of Music and Art in downtown ...more
Oct 8
The 2015 United States Tennis Congress has reached capacity due to overwhelming response. Please visit
Oct 9
Every year the University of Arizona Family Weekend brings families together to enjoy in the school spirit of the University ...more
Oct 9
Take a 35-40 minute walking tour through Valley of the Moon during October for an evening of wonder, whimsy, and adventure. &...more



Guest Ranches

Hikes, Hayrides & Skies Full of Stars

First, let's clear up any misunderstandings. We're not talking bedrolls on rough wood floors and water you pump from a well down the hill. Guest ranches in and around Tucson deliver the authentic Southwest without sacrificing things like hot tubs, WiFi, and great big comfy beds. The Arizona Dude Ranch Association represents high quality guest ranches that are committed to preserving the tradition of Western hospitality. Saddle up and see the real Arizona!

So what should you expect? How about the relaxing elegance of a resort with the purifying solitude of thousands of acres of Sonoran desert, canyons, and foothills as far as the eye can see?

How about hikes, hayrides, and campfire sing-a-longs? Staff that treat you like family? Guided trail rides and honest ranch cooking served up under more stars than you ever knew could fill a night sky?

Come stay in the same casitas once enjoyed by JFK, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, the Vanderbilts, and millions more, and experience the perfect mix of new luxuries in the Old West.

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Arizona Dude Ranch Association

Address: P.O. Box 603, Cortaro, AZ 85652
Contact: Mikki Gries
Title: Director of Marketing

DD Gamble Guest Lodge and Ranch

Address: 8374 E. Rockspring Rd., Portal, AZ 85632
Phone: (520) 558-1090

Elkhorn Ranch

Address: 27000 W. Elkhorn Ranch Rd., Tucson, AZ 85736
Contact: Mary Miller
Title: Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: 520-822-1040

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Address: 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718
Contact: Richard Kleiman
Title: Director of Group Sales & Catering
Phone: 520-299-1501
Toll-Free: 800-728-6514
Fax: 520-299-5554

The Paniolo Ranch

Address: 6515 W. Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Contact: Robert Hayes
Title: Owner
Phone: (520) 907-7306

Rincon Creek Ranch

Address: 14545 E. Rincon Creek Ranch Rd., Tucson, AZ 85747
Phone: (520) 760-5557

Tanque Verde Ranch

Address: 14301 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85748
Toll-Free: 800-234-DUDE (3833)
Alt Phone: 520-296-6275
Fax: 520-721-9426

Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch

Address: 895 W. Monument Rd., Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone: (520) 457-7299
Fax: (520) 457-7290

Triangle T Guest Ranch

Address: 4190 Dragoon Rd., Dragoon, AZ 85609
Contact: Linda Kelly
Title: Owner
Phone: 520-586-7533
Fax: 520-586-4476