Horseback Riding & Activities - Circle Z Ranch

Experience Ranch Life

With a Variety of Fun and Educational Activities

In addition to our horseback riding adventures, there are a variety of activities at the Circle Z. There are campfire nights with s’mores, nightly social hour, weekly calf roping demonstrations, and plenty of outdoor space for enjoying those Arizona blues skies and legendary sunsets. Our facilities also include a tennis and pickleball court, game room and an outdoor swimming pool. Our local naturalist will guide you on an educational nature walk through the native habitats of our property. Explore nearby towns that offer shopping, wine tastings, cavern exploring, and historic tours. There is always something to do at the Circle Z, no matter your interests!

Horseback Riding

Our variety of horse back riding trails is legendary, leading you through the diverse desert landscapes. We also offer riding lessons, horsemanship clinics and a herd of over 100 horses.

Ranch Activities

From calf roping demonstrations to singing around the campfire, there is always something to do at the Circle Z Ranch.

Explore Nature

World class birding, guided nature walks, astronomy nights and great hiking. Get outside and explore the native landscapes of Southern Arizona.

Details & Policies

  • All Posted Rates are Per Person
  • Posted Rates Include Tax and Service Charge
  • The ranch has a 275 pound weight limit for guests.
  • Check-in time is 4-6 p.m. and check-out time is 9 a.m. for week long stays. For Sunday to Thursday stay check out is 2 pm
  • Sunday to Thursday stay includes Thursdays morning ride and lunch with a 2 pm checkout time
  • We are not able to provide transportation to and from the Tucson airport. The airport has all major rental car agencies. Please call the ranch if you would like a list of local drivers.
  • Large families or groups, please contact the office for rates
  • We require a 25% deposit per person when booking your reservation.
  • We ask for full payment 60 days prior to arrival
  • We have a 90 day cancellation policy. Cancellations 90 days before arrival will be refunded less 5% if deposit was made on a credit card or paypal. For cancellations made within 90 days of arrival no portion of your payment is refundable
  • We strongly encourage the purchase of travel insurance to protect all of our interests. We can no longer hold over deposits and payments for cancellations outside our policy period. Travel Guard is the preferred provider for the Dude Ranchers Association and you can find a link on their website at