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Cowgirl watching the sunrise at Elkhorn Lodge Arizona
trail ride on ridge with mountains and cactus
Cowboy and horse looking at the canyon view at Elkhorn Ranch Arizona
Desert trail ride at Elkhorn Ranch Arizona
Scenic trail ride at Elkhorn Ranch Arizona

Elkhorn Ranch – AZ

Tucson, Arizona

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  • Hidden

Nearest Regional Airport

Tucson International Airport, 50 miles

Nearest International Airport

Tucson International Airport, 50 miles


3700 Feet


November - April

Guest Capacity


Where Mountains and Desert Meet

Fifty-one miles southwest of Tucson, in its own valley where mountains and desert meet, lies the Elkhorn Ranch. Here, since 1945, four generations of the Miller family have owned and operated the ranch, offering exceptional riding and hiking and comfortable living for thirty-two guests. Riding is the main interest with gentle or loping rides through the desert and more vigorous scenic trips along the many mountain trails. There are seventy head of horses and the right horse can remain with each guest throughout the visit. Enjoy the sunshine, wintering birds, tennis and swimming. Twenty unique accommodations with outdoor sitting areas and bird feeders. Guests dine together at the Long House.

Enjoy horseback riding in the scenic Baboquivari Mts and open desert country. Small guided rides are organized daily according to suit riders’ interests and abilities. Take a relaxed walk or a vigorous hike. Play at the tennis court or 50″ heated pool or enjoy shuffleboard, ping pong or horseshoes, or the well-stocked library. Bring your camera and binoculars – the wintering birds of Southern Arizona are numerous and colorful, views are magnificent and spring flowers can be glorious.

Young girl brushing a horse at Elkhorn Ranch Arizona


  • Bird Watching
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Childrens Programs (13-17)
  • Hiking
  • Tennis Courts
  • Winter Riding


  • Beginner Rides
  • Horsemanship Lessons
  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Special Events

  • Adults Only Weeks

Hearty meals & fresh baked goods. Breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, morning pastries, steel-cut oats, or homemade granola & hot breakfast to order. Seasonal lunch entrees with fresh fruit and veggies and a bountiful cookie platter. Lunch on the trail several days a week if you choose. Enjoy supper in the dining room or outdoors on the patio, warmed by friendship and fireplaces. Meals may also be taken to your cabin take-out style. Mesquite BBQ twice weekly. Guests enjoy cocktails in their cabins before supper or BYO in a glass. Happy to accommodate special needs.

Staff member grilling meat at Elkhorn Ranch Arizona

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

Elkhorn provides comfortable spaces for singles, couples, or families. Cabins are equipped with private baths, electric heat, and good reading lights. Some have separate sitting rooms or fireplaces – no television or phones in the rooms. Accommodations are scattered throughout the mesquite to provide privacy and seclusion for rest, sunning on chaise lounges, writing, reading, or socializing with friends or family. You’ll find a bird feeder outside your door & as much birdseed as you care to feed.

Lodge bedroom at Elkhorn Ranch Arizona

  • Lodge Rooms
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Cabins
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Swimming Pool



Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 10:00 am

Length of Stay:

4 nights (November - April)

Cancellation Policy

We respectfully ask that you monitor your health prior to traveling and that you choose not to visit if you are ill. With this in mind, for the 2020/21 season, Elkhorn Ranch will have a flexible cancellation policy with two options: Carryover 100% of the deposit to a future reservation; or refund your deposit, less $100 per person. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.


Elkhorn Ranch – AZ

Tucson, Arizona

Nearest Regional Airport

Tucson International Airport, 50 miles