Welcome to Circle Z Ranch
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Circle Z Ranch is Arizona’s
Original Dude Ranch

Sharing the Traditions and Spirit
of the Old West

The crackle of a campfire. The creak of a leather saddle. Rugged vistas without end. Welcome to Circle Z Ranch, a vacation experience that will envelop you in a time and place when days were spent on horseback and nights under a blaze of stars. Our all-inclusive Arizona dude ranch vacations are memorable experiences for guests of all ages and horseback riding abilities. Our historic ranch is nestled in Southern Arizona’s Sky Islands, known for its vast grasslands and vaulting mountain ranges. Guided by expert wranglers, you will explore trails across thousands of acres ­so scenic they’ve been the setting for many Western movies. Back at the ranch you can partake in other outdoor activities or join guests, fireside, in our rustic lodge. Meals are cooked from scratch using locally grown ingredients. This is ranch life at its best. An experience that keeps guests coming back time and time again.

Open for guests from

October 28, 2018 - May 5, 2019

Vacation Packages

Our extensive ranch property is the perfect place to experience the extraordinary landscape of Southern Arizona. We specialize in creating the best horseback riding vacation you will ever experience, offering a variety of riding and non-riding activities. For you to get the most out of your vacation, we offer two different packages: the 4 day Ranch Sampler and the 7 day Total Ranch Experience. With each package, your stay will begin on Sunday. Both options are priced to include all meals, lodging, horseback riding and scheduled activities. The pricing and included experiences can be found by clicking on the links below.

Experience the Extraordinary

A Week at Circle Z Ranch

We have created unique vacations for guests. Our dining will satisfy the most discerning palettes, with freshly prepared buffet meals and delicious cook-outs. The horseback riding is incomparable, with expertly trained horses and hundreds of miles of trails. Our pristine ranch property creates a home away from home for our family of guests. Explore the native habitats, sing around a campfire, or lounge by the pool. Experience it all for a lifetime of memories!

Coming up at Circle Z Ranch

Take a sneak peak at what is currently happening at the Ranch.

Turn Over Day

Check out at 10 am. New arrivals check-in at 4pm. New Hands meet in the Cantina for orientation. at 6 pm

10 DEC
First Day Out!

Be at Los Corrales by 9:15 to meet your horse for the week! Regular rides today.

11 DEC
Riding Lessons

8:30 at Los Corrales for lessons in our arena (optional), then regular morning and afternoon rides today.

12 DEC
Bar Z Picnic Ride

Begin your day with a nature walk guided by Vince, then a morning ride to the Bar Z for a cookout and Roping demonstration. After dinner we have our campfire and cowboy music with Johnny.

13 DEC
Alla-Day Ride or Regular Ride

Either go on an all day horseback riding excursion or stay nearer to the ranch for a morning and afternoon ride. Vince returns this evening for astronomy night.

14 DEC
Trailer Ride

Mexican food day, plus our trailer ride to the San Rafael Valley. Paul will have his jewelry and rugs for sale at the ranch when you return.

15 DEC
Bar Ride

Ride into the town of Patagonia for a delicious lunch at the Wagon Wheel Bar. Join us this evening in the cantina for some Western Music.

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