Horseback Riding - Circle Z Ranch

Experience the Finest

In our Horseback Riding Programs

For over 90 years, our focus here at the Circle Z Ranch has been on horseback riding, and we excel in offering our guests the absolute best riding adventure. Your horseback riding experiences at the Circle Z will leave you inspired. We have over 100 miles of trails, all leading in different directions from the ranch. Each ride lets you explore different landscapes –  colorful rock canyons, dramatic mountains, rolling range land, or along the lush Sonoita Creek. For beginners, and even for experienced riders, we offer horseback riding lessons in our covered arena so you have more confidence out on the trail. We are truly committed to providing the best in our riding program for our guests and our horses.

Horseback Rides

Riding on an endless variety of trails on outstanding horses is the main focus at the Circle Z Ranch. With expert wranglers, we take pride in being able to cater to our guests’ individual needs.

Riding Lessons

To help you feel more confidence out on the trail and to make the most of your riding vacation, we offer riding lessons in our covered arena

Our Horses

Over 100 strong, our horses are well trained, friendly and well cared for by our expert wranglers.

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