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Tanque Verde Ranch trail ride
Tanque Verde Ranch trail ride
Tanque Verde Ranch trail ride at sunset
Tanque Verde Ranch trail riding
Tanque Verde Ranch cactus trail ride

Tanque Verde Ranch

Tucson, Arizona

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Nearest Regional Airport

Tucson International Airport, 36 miles

Nearest International Airport

Tucson International Airport, 36 miles


2800 Feet


Year Round

Guest Capacity


Memorable Vacations for 150 Years

Ranked in the “Top 10 Resorts in the southwest United States” by Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards in 2019, “Best Dude Ranch” by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and awarded Silver for Outstanding Southwestern Cuisine by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine in 2013, Tanque Verde Ranch has been providing guests with memorable vacations for over 150 years.

Old-Time Cattle Ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America’s old-time cattle and guest ranches. Located on 60,000 acres of Tucson’s most breathtaking desert landscapes, nestled amongst the Rincon Mountains and adjacent to Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest.

Last Luxurious Outpost

Established in 1868, Tanque Verde Ranch is recognized as the last luxurious outpost of the old west providing guests with plush accommodations, unparalleled amenities and a vast array of exciting activities including horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and more!

Something for Everyone

La Sonora Spa is the perfect place for a bit of quiet relaxation, and the kids will love all the supervised children’s programs! Exquisite culinary experiences, several event venues and spectacular views of the mountainous desert landscape, provide the ideal backdrop for weddings and the perfect setting for meetings. Opening in November of 2019 at Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson’s newest event venue The Barn features a rustic and modern space for up to 350 people. Saddle up and getaway at one of the premier, all-inclusive dude ranches in the country.

Choose from a variety of activities to suit your mood and desires. From horseback riding, guided hiking on the desert trails, guided mountain biking, fishing, swimming in our indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, golfing at nearby championship courses, observing and learning at our nature center, watercolor painting, campfires, live entertainment…you will find what inspires you at Tanque Verde Ranch.

Tanque Verde Ranch team penning


  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Bird Watching
  • Childrens Programs (2-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Fishing
  • Golf on Premises or Nearby
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking/E-Biking
  • Team Penning
  • Tennis Courts
  • Winter Riding
  • Yoga


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

Special Events

  • Family Reunions
  • Girlfriend Getaways
  • Weddings

Nothing hits the spot better than a savory meal and refreshing drink after an invigorating day on the ranch. Our Chef and her team creates three exquisite meals each day served in the stately ranch dining room with breathtaking mountain views. Enjoy our indoor and outdoor specialty dining events, such as the mountaintop Old Homestead Breakfast Ride, Mexican Fiesta Night and our hearty Cottonwood Grove Barbeque with live entertainment.

Tanque Verde Ranch plate of food

Food Options

  • Gourmet

We offer a variety of lodging options, each richly appointed and warmly decorated with southwestern furnishings. If you are looking for a warm, inviting Arizona ranch lodging experience that combines the spirit of the Old West with the amenities of today’s luxury you will find it at Tanque Verde. You will find that our accommodations provide a restful and inspiring environment for your stay. All rooms have full private baths, most with fireplaces, and expansive views of the desert and mountains.

Tanque Verde Ranch bedroom

  • Lodge Rooms
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Babysitting Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Hot tub
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Saloon
  • Spa Services/Massages
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Length of Stay:

3 nights (January - December)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policies vary. Contact the ranch for more information. Protect yourself from any stress by purchasing travel insurance here!


Tanque Verde Ranch

Tucson, Arizona

Nearest Regional Airport

Tucson International Airport, 36 miles