Fall 2022 Newsletter - Circle Z Ranch

The Circle Z Ranch is officially open for our 96th Season as Arizona’s Oldest Guest Ranch! Our Ranch family is excited to serve you on your horseback riding vacation this season.

Our off season  was filled with fixing fences (always!) and working with our young horses. The progression of our 3 and 4 year old youngsters has been very positive under training with Kelly, Diana, Jennie, Miko, and Omar. We were finally able to get Ginger, Lexi, Flash, and Dolce under saddle and riding out on the range this summer. We look forward to many more rides with them!

The summer monsoons started late but brought an above average amount of rain, always appreciated with our drought conditions. If you are here earlier in the season you will see the lovely green grasses and the trees lush with leaves. This Fall should bring some amazing colors to the Sycamore, Cottonwoods and Ash trees  which adorn our native habitats.

We are looking forward to introducing you to our new staff so check out the article below introducing the new and the return staff. This is a talented and friendly bunch and we have all been having a great time getting the ranch ready and doing some team building.

Please join us this Season at our beautiful ranch property. We continue to fuss over every detail from the corrals to the kitchen and in the rooms.

We can’t wait to see you!

The Circle Z Family

Our 96th season runs from October 30, 2022-April 23, 2023. We look forward to welcoming our friends from around the world back to the ranch for our 96th year!

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                                                                                   Our Staff for 2022-2023!
George, Jennie and Miko Lorta have put together an incredible and talented staff and look forward to introducing them to our guests. Jenna is back in the office and will be assisting you with your reservations. In our kitchen we are happy to have Lydia and Eric returning, and they are joined by the equally talented Natasha. Our waitresses are all new and so much fun: Diana, Sarah, Savanah and Taylor, and Chris will be helping them with dishes and other duties. Our wonderful housekeepers Myrna, Maria and Anna are back, and Raul will be keeping our grounds beautiful. At the corrals are Kelly, Alice and Omar, and the new faces are Wade, Brittany, Peyton and Mariah, all expert at handling horses and people!