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Tanque Verde Ranch, Arizona and Las Vegas

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This ‘Dude Ranch’, established in 1868, is nestled among the majestic natural beauty of the Rincon Mountains. With more than 60,000 acres of unspoiled and unique landscape to explore, this is an affordable Ranch experience for those of you seeking an authentic holiday on horseback!

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  • rooms

    The Ranch offers a variety of Santa Fe style lodging options that provide guests with spectacular scenic views of the desert and mountains.  A range of Salas, Casitas and Haciendas decorated in rich southwestern style offer a haven from the sun.


  • facilities & activities

    Whether you’re seeking to explore the desert and mountains on horseback or simply relax with your partner or family, there is much on offer here to make the most of your 'dude ranch vacation'!

    Heading out on horseback is of course the main event here, but if you are feeling a little saddle sore, try a guided hike or bike.  Relax back at the refreshing pool or join in a game of tennis or basketball.

    Nearby you can also try a spot of cave exploring or mountain climbing!
  • dining

    Three hearty meals are prepared daily by the chef and ranch cooks.  However, to add an authentic twist to your holiday, why not join in on some of the special dining events held each week, including the Old Homestead Breakfast Ride, Mexican Fiesta Night, and the Cottonwood Grove Ranch Barbeque with live entertainment.

  • family

    The ranch will keep children busy with so many activities on tap including horseback riding, tennis, hiking, arts and crafts, swimming and nature programs, just to name a few.

    The Daily Kids Club full of fun and activities for ages 4-12. Activities for under the age of 4 are also available, upon request. Cost is complimentary to all guests in an all-inclusive package.  Upon arrival, kids join a group based on age – Buckaroos (4-6), Wranglers (7-9), and Outlaws (10-12) – Riders will learn the basics through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability.

    The Haciendas are idea for families, offering spacious accommodation for up to six, showcasing terraces which capture sweeping views of the breathtaking Sonoran desert. 



  • location

    The Ranch is midst the Rincon Mountains between Saguaro National Park and the Coronado National Forest, East of Tucson.  Take a scenic drive of approximately 2 hours from Phoenix Airport in Southern Arizona.

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