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Caring for the ranch horses

The Circle Z Ranch owns one of the largest private horse herds in Arizona, and keeping our herd healthy, both physically and mentally, takes diligence and a concerted effort amongst ...

The Story of El Sultan, a Carthusian Stallion

Since our inception in 1926 we have been known for our fine breeds of horses. Circle Z Ranch’s first and most notable stallion was a Carthusian Stallion named El Sultan, ...

Fall Newsletter 2018

New for our 93rd Season We were busy this off-season making improvements to our ranch! The complete restoration of the historic Hill House went beautifully, and we are excited to ...

Rough Riders/Best of the Circle Z Season Finale

The newest special at the ranch, and one to be an old hand favorite, is our Rough Riders/Best of the Circle Z Season Finale. This week is geared towards guests ...

Traveling Solo to the Circle Z Ranch

The welcoming social atmosphere of the Circle Z Ranch lends itself to those who find that traveling solo is a reality. The inclusiveness of our horseback riding program, plus the ...

My visit to the Circle Z Ranch

CIRCLE Z GUEST RANCH By Jen Zeller If you’ve ever dreamed of riding in a place that looks like it could be from a Western Film, then you’ve got to ...

An authentic dude ranch experience

An authentic dude ranch is not a resort, nor is it a place for a typical “vacation”. An authentic dude ranch offers true life experiences, where guests not just take ...

Training with our young colts

Introducing young horses into the riding herd at the Circle Z Ranch is a process that takes several years and starts with the foundation of trust, which is the basis ...

A Day in Tombstone

If you’re staying over a Sunday at the Circle Z Ranch, there is always the question of how best to spend this unplanned day when horses and wranglers have their ...