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Ranch and Horse Riding Vacation Arizona

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Come spend your weekend and ride with Double R Ranch in the mountains that were the homelands to Apache chiefs Geronimo and Cochise. Horseback riding is Double R's specialty. Their experienced staff, well mannered horses and spectacular scenery make for an unforgettable experience.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 250 pounds / 113 kilograms
  • Tack type: Western tack
  • Horse breed: mainly American Quarter horses, American Paint horses, Peruvian Paso Fino, Thoroughbreds


  • 3 days of horse riding
  • All levels of experience are welcome
  • Approximate daily riding time: up to 8 hours
  • Enjoy roping lessons and team penning (mini cattle drives)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Tucson International Airport (US$60 per person)
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Double R Ranch offers cozy cabin and cottage options for their guests. The cabin can sleep up to six people and for families only. The cottage sleeps up to four people. It is very comfortable with a full kitchen, living room with TV and Wi-Fi, wrap-around porch with great views of the ranch.

For guests' safety, in this pandemic, solo travelers will stay in private accommodation, not sharing with strangers.


Horseback riding is Double R Guest Ranch's specialty. Their experienced staff, well-mannered horses, and spectacular scenery make for an unforgettable experience. Ride with them in the mountains that were the homelands to Apache chiefs Geronimo and Cochise.

The Double R Ranch has developed a diverse horseback riding program. The gentle well-trained horses are the heartbeat of the ranch and they have some of the best trail riding available anywhere. This is your chance to experience the true western lifestyle that most only sees in the movies.

Double R Ranch offers exceptional horseback riding in the mountainous rugged Arizona terrain surrounding the ranch. Whether you are an experienced rider or it is your first time in the saddle, they will make sure you get exactly what you are looking for!

Beginners can enjoy a leisurely ride on the gentle trails surrounding the ranch. Riders with more experience will have opportunities for different guided rides in the surrounding mountains. Many of the mountain trails will challenge even the most advanced riders.

Sample schedule

Day 1: Friday

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Morning ride: Vendetta Mountain ride (duration 2.5 hours)
  • 10:00 Optional flat ride (duration 1.5 hours)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Optional shuttle departs for Tombstone
  • 13:30 Afternoon ride: Saguaro ride (duration 1.5 hours)
  • 15:30 Team penning arena
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Happy hour
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Campfire: smores and storytelling at the fire pit

Day 2: Saturday

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Team penning (mini cattle drives)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Roping lessons
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Afternoon ride (duration 2 hours)
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Happy hour
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

Day 3: Sunday

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Morning ride of 2 hours
  • Lunch and departures



During this holiday, you will be served all meals. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals will be available with advance notice.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Additional lessons

Enhance your riding experience by taking extra horseback riding lessons. It costs 40 USD per person for groups of two or more and private lessons cost 50 USD. Lessons are one hour in duration.

What's included

  • 3 days of horseback riding (up to 8 hours daily)
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Other ranch activities (such as roping, target shooting, archery, horseshoe pitching, and barrel racing)

What's not included

  • Local sales tax of 9.6%
  • Service charge of 15%

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tucson International Airport (TUS). A shuttle service is available for pick up and drop off and costs 60 USD per person each way.

Pick up rates for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) are available upon request. Shuttle service to Tombstone, Kartchner Caverns, Bisbee, Old Tucson, and Biosphere 2 are available. Please send Double R Ranch an inquiry for more information on transfers.

Airport: Tucson International Airport Airport transfer available: Tucson International Airport (US$60 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This vacation is available all year round, with arrival on Friday.

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