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Authentic Experience in Tucson

Half-day itineraries showcasing some of Tucson's most classic adventures

Mountain Biking, Cattle Driving & Horseback Riding 

Southwest Trekking - Mountain Biking Around Tucson

It's no secret why top athletes and savvy travelers place Tucson high on their list of favorite places to mountain bike. Southwest Trekking offers many diverse and fun adventures on mountain bikes throughout the Tucson area, from hammering the dirt hills in the Rincon Mountains to a leisurely ride through the serene Santa Rita Mountains. Expert guides, bicycles, water bottles, helmets, and transportation to and from the course are provided.

Attendees: 100 max.

Length: 4 hours

Contact: John Heiman -

Southwest Trekking  

P.O. Box 57714, Tucson, AZ 85732 

(520) 296-9661

Cocoraque Ranch & Pavilion - Cattle Drive & Cowboy Cookout

You've seen it in the movies, now here is your chance to experience the real cowboy spirit of the Old West. Be part of a cattle drive at a century-old working cattle ranch. The cowboys at Cocoraque Ranch will mount you up on a ranch horse and lead you across acres of unspoiled desert terrain. With some wrangler teamwork, help drives a herd of cattle from one pasture to another. The ranch hands and wranglers will teach you how to keep the herd together and provide the unique language of the open range (YIP! YIP!). Once the mission is complete, take a leisurely ride back to the ranch house, dust off your boots, enjoy some delicious cowboy grub, and watch a spectacular Tucson sunset.

Attendees: 12 min./50 max.

Length: 3-4 hours, including meal

Sample Menu: Mesquite-grilled chicken and steak, homemade beans, corn salad, homemade salsa, homemade flour tortilla, seasonal beverages, and dessert.

Contact: Jesus Arvizu, owner -

Cocoraque Ranch & Pavilion

3199 N. Reservation Road, Tucson, AZ 85743 

(520) 682-8594

Tanque Verde Ranch - Horseback Riding

Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America’s old-time cattle and guest ranches. Tanque Verde Ranch Resort was named "Best Dude Ranch in Arizona" by the Arizona Republic in 2012, as well as a "Top Ten Family Resort" by the Travel Channel since 2007, and a "Top Five Ranch" by Condé Nast Traveler in 2008, plus won the Silver for Outstanding Southwestern Cuisine by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine in 2013.

Contact: Sarah Lee -

Tanque Verde Ranch

14301 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85748

(520) 296-6275

White Stallion Ranch - Horseback Riding

White Stallion Ranch has been rated #1 of 128 hotels in Tucson for the last six years on TripAdvisor. Surround yourself with the desert mountains and cactus that brought Hollywood filmmakers to the ranch for over 70 years. Celebrating 52 years of the True Family ownership and over 75 years as a Guest Ranch. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact: Carol Moore -

White Stallion Ranch

9251 W. Twin Peaks Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743

(520) 297-0252



Video: Made in Tucson: Tanque Verde Ranch


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