Explore Nature - Circle Z Ranch

Explore the Natural Beauty

Of our Pristine Property

The beauty of Southern Arizona is astounding, and here at the Circle Z Ranch you have the opportunity to experience unspoiled, native landscapes. Whether birding, riding, or taking in one of our guided educational tours, you will leave the ranch with a deeper appreciation and understanding of desert life. We have preserved over 2 miles of the ever-flowing Sonoita Creek, where the riparian zone intersects with adjoining canyons and desert scrub, supporting an array of plants, mammals, and reptiles. Experience nature as the natives did, where you can almost hear the footsteps of the Sobaipuri tribes and the Spanish missionaries. Truly a national treasure!

Open For Guests from

October 28, 2018 to May 5, 2019

Nature Walk

Each week an expert naturalist, will lead guests on an hour long nature walk, identifying birds, learning about the desert flora and fauna.


The Patagonia area, with the ever-flowing Sonoita Creek, is a great opportunity for birders of all skill levels.


We have several wonderful hiking trails, most famously the Circle Z Mountain hike, as well as exploring the surrounding area for hiking opportunities.

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 www.duderanch.org