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A free Wednesday night walk/run, starting at Wade McLean Park, situated immediately east of Coyote Trails Elementary Sch...more
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Shop for locally grown fruits/vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, baked/canned goods, honey, gourds, and herbal remedies at Me...more
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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 ...

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

See Tucson from the Saddle

When it comes to the Southwest, there's a bunch that Hollywood gets right, including the horse culture. Horseback riding is as much a part of Tucson and Southern Arizona as cactus, Wildcat basketball, and sweet, salty, transcendent margaritas.

Saddle up at a guest ranch, a resort, one of our public stables, or one of several private stables that specialize in horseback riding. Never ridden before? Not a problem. Riding lessons and wrangler-guided trips with trailside meals are available for folks of all skill levels, and special sunrise, sunset, and moonlight rides make memories to last a lifetime.

Whether you choose a half-day solo jaunt or longer group ride, you can't beat seeing the Sonoran desert by horseback to open your heart and mind to the American West.

Horseback Riding Businesses

1-10 of 11

Circle Z Ranch

Address: P.O. Box 194, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Contact: Jim Cosbey
Title: Ranch Manager
Phone: 520-394-2525
Toll-Free: 888-854-2525
Fax: 520-394-2058

Double R Ranch at Grapevine Canyon

Address: 1092 W. Highland Rd., Pearce, AZ 85625
Contact: Renee Lewis
Title: Owner
Phone: (520) 334-5591

Elkhorn Ranch

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

La Posta Quemada Ranch, Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Address: 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail, AZ 85641
Phone: (520) 647-3450

Old Tucson

Address: 201 S. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85735
Contact: Marie Demarais
Title: Marketing Manager
Phone: 520-437-8280

Saguaro National Park East

Address: 3693 South Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730-5601
Phone: 520-733-5158
Fax: 520-733-5164

Spanish Trail Outfitters

Address: P.O. Box 18870, Other location: 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd., Tucson, AZ
Contact: Nuja Show
Title: Events Coordinator
Phone: (520) 631-3787

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

Triangle T Guest Ranch

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

Resorts & Hotels

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.?Tucson, AZ 85718
(800) 728-6514
Stables are open to the public

J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.?Tucson, AZ 85745
(800) 690-8419
Must be a guest to ride horses

Westward Look Resort & Spa
245 E. Ina Rd. Tucson, AZ 85704
(800) 722-2500
Stables are open to the public

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La Posta Quemada Ranch, Colossal Cave Mountain Park
16721 E. Old Spanish Trail
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 647-3450

Old Tucson
201 S. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 437-8280

Pantano Riding Stables
4450 S. Houghton Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85730
(520) 298-8980

Pusch Ridge Stables
13700 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85739-4262
(520) 825-1664