Arizona Ranch Vacations
Arizona dude ranch vacations will take you into desert country, the land of cowboys and Indians and mile upon mile of wide open space. Arizona is a state famous not just John Ford’s cowboy films, but also for the Grand Canyon in the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
The Grand Canyon is certainly worth a visit on your Arizona dude ranch vacation, and something everyone must see at least once in their lifetime. It’s just one of 27 National Parks in Arizona, including Monument Valley – another must-see on if you’re staying at family dude ranches. The Sonoran Desert and Sagauro National Park also feature typical desert scenery.
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If it is the desert you are looking for, you should take an Arizona ranch vacation. These vacations will put you in the heart of the desert and some of the ranches will include tours of the Grand Canyon. There is nothing better than the Grand Canyon on horseback. Of course horseback riding is not the only activity you will find while in the desert of Arizona.
Arizona is packed with ponderosa pine forests, open grasy plains and desert landscapes too. This all makes Arizone the perfect state in which to take a luxury Dude Ranch vacation. If you like a sunset on your horseback riding holidays in Arizona, head to the Painted Desert which spans nearly 1 million acres between the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest.
The Painted Desert formed as the result of floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wind and sun - sunsets here are just as unforgettable as at The Grand Canyon, and a must which taking your Arizona dude ranch vacation. All of the luxury dude vacation ranches of Arizona state incorporate the stunning scenery and lanscape into their horseback riding programs. Many guest ranches in Arizona offer outings through canyons and forest ridges. Take your Arizona dude ranch vacations in winter and expect horse-drawn sleigh rides and cross-country skiing activities. Other non-riding activities offered by Arizona family dude ranches include fishing, mountain biking, archery, hiking and overnight pack trips. There's nothing quite like taking your luxury dude ranch vacation in Arizona!
Top50 offers several different ranches to select from. You will find yourself selecting from smaller bed and breakfast types such as the Los Banos Ranch, which is a smaller working ranch that will offer the hands on experience to the White Stallion Ranch, which is a romantic dude ranch that offers the guests pampering while enjoying the quiet time away from the noises of the city to Rancho de los Caballeros.
Pack light for your Arizona dude ranch vacation, as you won’t be needing many layers. The dry desert air and soaring temperatures Arizona is famous for is a result of guaranteed sunshine – perfect if you prefer your horse riding vacations without a drop of rain. Beginner and experienced riders as well as families will find the best guest ranch vacations in Arizona, whether it’s a luxury dude ranch, a guest ranch or a real Arizona working cattle ranch. Wherever you take your horse riding holiday, you’ll be guaranteed dramatic landscapes and unique culture in Arizona. Top50’s Arizona guest ranches offer something for everyone, from non-riders and children, to adults and honeymoon couples, and experienced riders looking for a great western riding experience in the USA.
- Jody Dahl