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Horseback Riding in Tucson

The best way to see the Sonoran Desert is from in the saddle.

A Ride Unlike Any Other

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.

Arizona Trail Association

Arizona's West Coast

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Circle Z Ranch


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Elkhorn Ranch


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La Posta Quemada Ranch, Colossal Cave Mountain Park

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Tanque Verde Ranch


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White Stallion Ranch


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Cowboy Up

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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.. Read More