Elkhorn Ranch, Arizona Dude Ranch

Arizona Dude Ranch

Tucson, Arizona

Arizona Dude Ranch: Featured in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide

At a Glance

Located 50 miles southwest of Tucson, Elkhorn Ranch is a historic, boutique Arizona dude ranch with horseback riding and comfortable living for around 32 guests. This traditional winter season ranch is family run, having been owned and operated by the Miller family since 1946.

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Location

Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, Arizona

Airport

Tucson International Airport

Riding Style & Ability

Western
Beginner to Advanced

Season

Winter season, mid-November through April

Capacity

32 guests across 20 cabins

Rates/ Payment Methods

2015/2016 season weekly rate of $1620 plus tax and gratuity per person per week single or double cabin.
Lower rates available for longer stays and additional people sharing a cabin.
Nightly rate $320 per person plus tax and gratuity, with four night minimum.
Payment by check, cash, or bank wire.

In Depth Information

Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?

This longtime family-run Arizona dude ranch offers a unique desert vacation experience. Guests rave about the wildlife viewing, including the abundant bird watching opportunities, Sonoran desert vegetation and riding ranch bred horses in small groups.

From the Horse’s Mouth

Couples, families, and solo travelers enjoy laid back or faster loping rides through the Arizona desert. Longer trips up into the mountains are offered every day except Sunday, when the horses enjoy the day off. The ranch’s 10,000 acres provide plenty of remote canyon and mountain country to explore–– a true wilderness experience. To really get out in nature on your Arizona dude ranch vacation, enjoy an all day adventure with sandwiches or a mule-packed hot lunch.

The Elkhorn Ranch takes pride in their herd of 120 horses.  Thoroughbred, Percheron and Quarter horse cross horses vary in type and temperament to suit any level of rider, even beginners – the right horse and saddle remain yours throughout your visit. Horses have been raised and trained at this guest ranch for years.

Elkhorn Ranch has been continuously owned and operated by the Miller family since 1945, when Grace and Ernest Miller ventured south from Montana to find a sunny winter guest ranch location. They already operated an Elkhorn Ranch in the Gallatin Valley of Montana, and had teamed up with other pioneer dude ranchers to found the Dude Ranchers’ Association. Now that’s a cool ranch history!

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the old Spanish missions at San Xavier del Bac and Tumacacori, and Kitt Peak National Observatory are located near this Arizona guest ranch.

Contact

27000 W Elkhorn Ranch Road
Tucson, Arizona 85736
Tel: 520.822.1040

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