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We are building a directory devoted to creating the finest dude ranching community in the state of Arizona. Lodges are listed on this site only after being reviewed by our discerning team. If you feel your lodge meets the criteria of a world class facility with superb service, please contact us.
The Grand Canyon State is home to dozens of world-famous parks, national monuments and historic landmarks. From the red rock vistas of Sedona, to the pioneer towns of Bisbee, Prescott, and Jerome, or the upscale spas and shopping streets of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona has so much to offer that just getting to your chosen dude ranch is a vacation in itself. And no matter what you call it—a guest ranch, dude ranch, a resort ranch, working cattle ranch, or a fly fishing ranch—it means fun.
Arizona also has an unmatched ranching and cowboy heritage that harkens back to the rough-and-tumble days of Tombstone and the OK Corral. And you find it all at a real Arizona dude ranch. All this history is just an easy flight away, into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or Tucson International Airport. There's also good rail service via Amtrak.
Saddle up for a stay at an Arizona guest ranch and you can enjoy a taste of the cowboy life with cookouts and trail rides, or sign up for an upscale ranch resort offering the full luxury treatment with spa services, gourmet meals, wine tasting, and all the high-end amenities.
Take in championship golf, nature programs, hiking, jeep tour, or even skeet shooting and team-building activities. Join along on a hayride, tennis, and volleyball. Or try your hand at Old West style fun, as you learn to rope, or watch the cowboys cull, sort, or brand cattle. Among all of Arizona’s dude ranches, you’ll find your favorite brand of recreation.
In summer, consider a visit to a ranch in the northern part of the state in the high, cool forests around Flagstaff and ride through aspen and pine trees. It’s not hard to include a side trip to Grand Canyon National Park on the way.
In winter, you might head south, like the snowbirds do, and hit the cluster of resort ranches around Tucson and Wickenburg in the desert foothills and mountains.
Wildlife abounds in Arizona ranch country, and you’re bound to see unusual flora and fauna—like giant saguaro cacti or roadrunner birds—whether you head for the Chiricahua Mountains, the Rincon Mountains, the White Mountains, or near Saguaro National Park. And there are a host of fly fishing ranches that will take you to hidden fishing lakes and scenic hiking trails scattered from the Mogollon Rim to the Sonoran Desert country.
Take a look at the dude ranches listed on our site to help you make a selection. Wherever and whenever you choose to take your Arizona vacation, one thing is certain: you'll find unbelievable scenery and an unforgettable adventure.