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Sunday December 17th 2017

Breakfast Ride: Loping Ride

  • The Loping Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    The Loping Ride to breakfast will end at the Old Homestead to enjoy a hearty breakfast of ranch eggs, potatoes, bacon, our famous blueberry pancakes and more! Following breakfast, riders will remount their horses and walk back to the corral with their respective wrangler.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 7:45 AM : 16 spots left

Breakfast Ride: Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrian on a full supsension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    All equipment is provided to include, helmets, gloves, and a water bottle. This activity is considered an all level ride where childeren are welcome.



    * Ages 7-adult

    *Closed toed shoes are required

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 AM : 7 spots left

Breakfast Ride: Walking Ride

  • The walking rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone, regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal.

    The Breakfast Ride in particular, will end at the Old Homestead to enjoy a hearty breakfast of ranch eggs, potatoes, bacon, our famous blueberry pancakes, and more! Following breakfast, riders will remount their horses and walk back to the corral with their corresponding wrangler.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 AM : 32 spots left

Desert Nature Stroll

  • Join our Naturalists on a journey through the Sonoran desert that surrounds Tanque Verde Ranch. Capture the beauty and the vast information the flora and fauna, native species and much more. Meet at the nature center for this adventure and bring your thinking cap!


    * Bring a water bottle
    * Good tread shoes
    *Sunscreen
    *12 years and old

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 4:00 PM : 7 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship

  • This riding lesson is geared toward developing the less experienced rider's confidence while working in conjunction with the horse. The lesson will touch on reining of the western horse and preparing the rider for the trot and lope. The Fundamental Lesson should be taken in preparation for the Intermediate Lesson.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 2:45 PM : 6 spots left

Intermediate Horsemanship

  • The Intermediate Lesson will cover walking, trotting, loping, and reining of the western horse. We recommend the Intermediate Lesson before attempting the Lope Check.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:45 AM : 15 spots left

Kids Night Program

  • Come and join us for an evening of fun activities to include our dinner and movie nights, arts and crafts and much more! To begin this exciting journey, please check in at the kid's dining room! We'll see you there!


    * Kids evening programs may be cancelled due to no sign ups.

    * Movie is selected on a per group request. All movies are rated G to PG.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 5:00 PM : 60 spots left

Kids Program

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers a daily kids program full of fun and activities for ages 4-12. Upon arrival, kids join a group based on age- Buckaroos (4-6,) Wranglers (7-9,) Outlaws (10-12.) Riders will learn the basic through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability. During the day, kids will also participate in many more fun-filled activities such as Guided Fishing, Zorb balls, Arts and Crafts, and much more!


    * Ages: 4-12
    * Kids must wear jeans and closed toe shoes.
    * Kids must have a water bottle with them at all times.
    * Sunscreen must be applied by parent or guardian.
    * Kids will join age appropriate groups.
    * Adults are required to assist and participate in Buckaroo riding lesson unless otherwise notified
    * Adults must sign up to join kids trail rides.
    * Adults need to saddle up on the porch before riding with kids trail ride after signing up 24 hours in advance.
    * Buckaroos are not eligible for trail rides or privates.
    * Lope Checks must be approved by kid’s counselor.
    * Lope Rides require a Lope Check before participation with counselor organization requests on per-case basis.
    * Passing the Lope Check in kids program does not qualify kids for Lope Rides in the adult program.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:45 AM : 55 spots left

Lope Check

  • The Lope Check is the highest level of horsemanship offered at Tanque Verde Ranch. The purpose of this check is to assess the rider’s skill for safety. It is expected that riders be at an advanced level of horsemanship or have completed our Horsemanship “FUNdamentals,” Intermediate Horsemanship, and successfully loped in the Intermediate Horsemanship before taking this assessment.

    Riders will be monitored for their ability to safely ride at a lope. Passing this check is a requirement to participate in a lope ride. Safety and control are of the utmost value. In this check, riders will be asked to ride at a trot and lope with little or no prompting. Individual assessments will be offered as needed to assist the rider in making appropriate adjustments to pass the lope check and participate safely in our loping Sonoran trail rides.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 1:30 PM : 15 spots left

Loping Ride

  • The Lope Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 2:15 PM : 16 spots left

Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrain on a full suspension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    We provide a water bottle, a pair of gloves, and a riding helmet.





    * Ages 7-adult
    * Closed toed shoes are required
    * 1:15pm Mountain Biking is considered an Intermediate Ride and we ask that you participate in at least one all level ride prior to signing up for the 1:15pm.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 1:15 PM : 8 spots left

Raptor Force

  • Video presentation that is followed by an informative disscussion. See stunning footage of these true "top guns" of the skies.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:00 PM : 60 spots left

Rattlesnake Presentation

  • Join us in learning this misunderstood reptile, the infamous Rattlesnake! In this presentation, live rattlesnakes are handled by our experienced herpetologist, Bryan Starrett. Become emerged in learning the variety of rattlesnakes that inhabit the Sonoran Desert, their habitats, hunting conditions, and why rattlesnakes-rattle!


    *Children under the age of 12 require adult supervisor during this presentation

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 8:15 PM : 41 spots left

Team Penning

  • Team Penning is a friendly competition between teams of guests on horseback. Teams of 3-6 riders are matched against a herd of cattle with the team's goal being to maneuver the cattle into three different pens. Scoring is based on a point system as well as time. Team penning is done at a walk and trot.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 2:45 PM : 11 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,
    while you discover the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Don't forget to bring your thinking cap and questions!

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 1:30 PM : 60 spots left

Walking Ride

  • The walk rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone… regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal. Saguaro and prickly pear cacti line the mountain trails and blanket the rest of the natural desert landscape.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 11:00 AM : 60 spots left
  • 2:30 PM : 60 spots left
Monday December 18th 2017

Advance Horsemanship

  • Our Advance Horsemanship lesson allows our most advance of riders to participate in honing in on their loping skills, rider comprehension, along with performing advance arena games that are similar to Funkana. Guests can expect to be challenged through a variety of obstacles while tapping into an array of skills learned in our Intermediate and Fundamental Lessons.


    *Passing the Lope Check
    *Must have Lope card to participate
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.


  • 8:45 AM : 16 spots left

Desert Nature Stroll

  • Join our Naturalists on a journey through the Sonoran desert that surrounds Tanque Verde Ranch. Capture the beauty and the vast information the flora and fauna, native species and much more. Meet at the nature center for this adventure and bring your thinking cap!


    * Bring a water bottle
    * Good tread shoes
    *Sunscreen
    *12 years and old

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 4:00 PM : 8 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship

  • This riding lesson is geared toward developing the less experienced rider's confidence while working in conjunction with the horse. The lesson will touch on reining of the western horse and preparing the rider for the trot and lope. The Fundamental Lesson should be taken in preparation for the Intermediate Lesson.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:15 AM : 13 spots left

Horse Grooming

  • Horse Grooming is an important step in developing a stronger bond and relationship with the horse you ride here at Tanque Verde Ranch. Taking a moment to understand the importance of brushing and the overall health benefits for the horse during this activity will increase better understanding of both horse and rider! A great opportunity for some family fun!


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 2:45 PM : 8 spots left

Horsemanship Course

  • In this course we will review the basic anatomy and physiology of the horse and how their structure impacts our care coordination and riding styles here at the ranch.
  • 4:00 AM : 15 spots left

Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air

  • A video presentation followed by an informative discussion. See how these tiny jewels of the bird world are among the most accomplished athletes.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:00 PM : 20 spots left

Intermediate Horsemanship

  • The Intermediate Lesson will cover walking, trotting, loping, and reining of the western horse. We recommend the Intermediate Lesson before attempting the Lope Check.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:45 AM : 14 spots left

Kids Night Program

  • Come and join us for an evening of fun activities to include our dinner and movie nights, arts and crafts and much more! To begin this exciting journey, please check in at the kid's dining room! We'll see you there!


    * Kids evening programs may be cancelled due to no sign ups.

    * Movie is selected on a per group request. All movies are rated G to PG.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 5:00 PM : 60 spots left

Kids Program

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers a daily kids program full of fun and activities for ages 4-12. Upon arrival, kids join a group based on age- Buckaroos (4-6,) Wranglers (7-9,) Outlaws (10-12.) Riders will learn the basic through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability. During the day, kids will also participate in many more fun-filled activities such as Guided Fishing, Zorb balls, Arts and Crafts, and much more!


    * Ages: 4-12
    * Kids must wear jeans and closed toe shoes.
    * Kids must have a water bottle with them at all times.
    * Sunscreen must be applied by parent or guardian.
    * Kids will join age appropriate groups.
    * Adults are required to assist and participate in Buckaroo riding lesson unless otherwise notified
    * Adults must sign up to join kids trail rides.
    * Adults need to saddle up on the porch before riding with kids trail ride after signing up 24 hours in advance.
    * Buckaroos are not eligible for trail rides or privates.
    * Lope Checks must be approved by kid’s counselor.
    * Lope Rides require a Lope Check before participation with counselor organization requests on per-case basis.
    * Passing the Lope Check in kids program does not qualify kids for Lope Rides in the adult program.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:45 AM : 57 spots left

Lope Check

  • The Lope Check is the highest level of horsemanship offered at Tanque Verde Ranch. The purpose of this check is to assess the rider’s skill for safety. It is expected that riders be at an advanced level of horsemanship or have completed our Horsemanship “FUNdamentals,” Intermediate Horsemanship, and successfully loped in the Intermediate Horsemanship before taking this assessment.

    Riders will be monitored for their ability to safely ride at a lope. Passing this check is a requirement to participate in a lope ride. Safety and control are of the utmost value. In this check, riders will be asked to ride at a trot and lope with little or no prompting. Individual assessments will be offered as needed to assist the rider in making appropriate adjustments to pass the lope check and participate safely in our loping Sonoran trail rides.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 16 spots left

Loping Ride

  • The Lope Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 16 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 2:15 PM : 16 spots left

Moderate Hike in Saguaro National Park

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers outstanding guided adventures on desert hiking trails right from our doorstep. Take in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert or rugged canyons and mountains of the Rincon and Catalina Ranges.

    Experience the desert widlife, unique cacti, hidden waterfalls and other natural splendors that are just waiting to be discovered.

    Our trails vary in terrian but, you can expect rought and rocky to extreme elevation gain. So grab your hiking boots, grab your camera and join us outside the Nature Center!

    Hiking Sticks and Backpacks are provided on request.


    * Closed toed shoes are required.

    * Bring a waterbottle

    *All ages are welcome


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 10 spots left

Mountain Adventure Ride

  • Offered year-round, expand your horizons with a half-day Mountain Adventure Riding through the desert. Your adventure begins with you and your horse riding deep into the Rincon Mountains where you will be able to take in the beautiful scenery and broad wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. This walk ride is an adventure with large elevation gains and losses with narrow trails that wind down back to the ranch.


    Participation in one of our Horsemanship lessons or successfully passing a Lope Check before the ride
    * 12 years and older
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 8:45 AM : 16 spots left

Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrain on a full suspension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    We provide a water bottle, a pair of gloves, and a riding helmet.





    * Ages 7-adult
    * Closed toed shoes are required
    * 1:15pm Mountain Biking is considered an Intermediate Ride and we ask that you participate in at least one all level ride prior to signing up for the 1:15pm.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 10 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 1:15 PM : 10 spots left

Sunset Ride

  • Take in the wonder of a Sonoran desert sunset on horseback. Climb the mountain trails as you take in an extraordinary view filled with endless blue sky, towering cacti, and glimpses of other wildlife.

    * $75 additional per guest
    * 12 years and older can participate
    * 7-9 year olds can participate with an additional fee for a kid’s counselor* Weight limit of 250 pounds please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 4:00 PM : 10 spots left

Tennis Clinic

  • Tanque Verde offers tennis pros available to give lessons and clinics. With three newly resurfaced tennis courts and array of options to include pickle ball, volleyball, and basketball courts; our Pros are ready to give instruction and play a few rounds to enhance your stay here at Tanque Verde Ranch.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 15 spots left

Tennis Double Mixers

  • Join our Tennis Pros for a friendly round of two on two tennis mixers down on the tennis courts. Additional instruction and or clinics are available upon request.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:45 PM : 10 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,
    while you discover the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Don't forget to bring your thinking cap and questions!

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 1:30 PM : 60 spots left

Walking Ride

  • The walk rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone… regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal. Saguaro and prickly pear cacti line the mountain trails and blanket the rest of the natural desert landscape.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:30 AM : 55 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 60 spots left
  • 2:30 PM : 60 spots left
Tuesday December 19th 2017

Cowboy Poetry with Tom Chambers

  • Join us in the Doghouse for our famous Cowboy Poetry and Tales presented by Tom Chambers. Guests will be able to enjoy tales of the Old West, Tanque Verde, and Tucson all the while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of our Doghouse Saloon.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 PM : 60 spots left

Fitness and Fun Hike

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers outstanding guided adventures on desert hiking trails right from our doorstep. Take in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert or rugged canyons and mountains of the Rincon and Catalina Ranges.

    Experience the desert widlife, unique cacti, hidden waterfalls and other natural splendors that are just waiting to be discovered.

    Our trails vary in terrian but, you can expect rought and rocky to extreme elevation gain. So grab your hiking boots, grab your camera and join us outside the Nature Center!

    Hiking Sticks and Backpacks are provided on request.


    * Closed toed shoes are required.

    * Bring a waterbottle

    *All ages are welcome

  • 9:00 AM : 10 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship

  • This riding lesson is geared toward developing the less experienced rider's confidence while working in conjunction with the horse. The lesson will touch on reining of the western horse and preparing the rider for the trot and lope. The Fundamental Lesson should be taken in preparation for the Intermediate Lesson.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:15 AM : 16 spots left

Intermediate Horsemanship

  • The Intermediate Lesson will cover walking, trotting, loping, and reining of the western horse. We recommend the Intermediate Lesson before attempting the Lope Check.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:45 AM : 16 spots left

Kids Night Program

  • Come and join us for an evening of fun activities to include our dinner and movie nights, arts and crafts and much more! To begin this exciting journey, please check in at the kid's dining room! We'll see you there!


    * Kids evening programs may be cancelled due to no sign ups.

    * Movie is selected on a per group request. All movies are rated G to PG.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 5:00 PM : 60 spots left

Kids Program

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers a daily kids program full of fun and activities for ages 4-12. Upon arrival, kids join a group based on age- Buckaroos (4-6,) Wranglers (7-9,) Outlaws (10-12.) Riders will learn the basic through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability. During the day, kids will also participate in many more fun-filled activities such as Guided Fishing, Zorb balls, Arts and Crafts, and much more!


    * Ages: 4-12
    * Kids must wear jeans and closed toe shoes.
    * Kids must have a water bottle with them at all times.
    * Sunscreen must be applied by parent or guardian.
    * Kids will join age appropriate groups.
    * Adults are required to assist and participate in Buckaroo riding lesson unless otherwise notified
    * Adults must sign up to join kids trail rides.
    * Adults need to saddle up on the porch before riding with kids trail ride after signing up 24 hours in advance.
    * Buckaroos are not eligible for trail rides or privates.
    * Lope Checks must be approved by kid’s counselor.
    * Lope Rides require a Lope Check before participation with counselor organization requests on per-case basis.
    * Passing the Lope Check in kids program does not qualify kids for Lope Rides in the adult program.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:45 AM : 57 spots left

Lope Check

  • The Lope Check is the highest level of horsemanship offered at Tanque Verde Ranch. The purpose of this check is to assess the rider’s skill for safety. It is expected that riders be at an advanced level of horsemanship or have completed our Horsemanship “FUNdamentals,” Intermediate Horsemanship, and successfully loped in the Intermediate Horsemanship before taking this assessment.

    Riders will be monitored for their ability to safely ride at a lope. Passing this check is a requirement to participate in a lope ride. Safety and control are of the utmost value. In this check, riders will be asked to ride at a trot and lope with little or no prompting. Individual assessments will be offered as needed to assist the rider in making appropriate adjustments to pass the lope check and participate safely in our loping Sonoran trail rides.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 14 spots left

Loping Ride

  • The Lope Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 16 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 2:15 PM : 14 spots left

Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrain on a full suspension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    We provide a water bottle, a pair of gloves, and a riding helmet.





    * Ages 7-adult
    * Closed toed shoes are required
    * 1:15pm Mountain Biking is considered an Intermediate Ride and we ask that you participate in at least one all level ride prior to signing up for the 1:15pm.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 10 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 1:15 PM : 10 spots left

Sunset Ride

  • Take in the wonder of a Sonoran desert sunset on horseback. Climb the mountain trails as you take in an extraordinary view filled with endless blue sky, towering cacti, and glimpses of other wildlife.

    * $75 additional per guest
    * 12 years and older can participate
    * 7-9 year olds can participate with an additional fee for a kid’s counselor* Weight limit of 250 pounds please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 4:00 PM : 6 spots left

Team Penning

  • Team Penning is a friendly competition between teams of guests on horseback. Teams of 3-6 riders are matched against a herd of cattle with the team's goal being to maneuver the cattle into three different pens. Scoring is based on a point system as well as time. Team penning is done at a walk and trot.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 2:45 PM : 16 spots left

Tennis Clinic

  • Tanque Verde offers tennis pros available to give lessons and clinics. With three newly resurfaced tennis courts and array of options to include pickle ball, volleyball, and basketball courts; our Pros are ready to give instruction and play a few rounds to enhance your stay here at Tanque Verde Ranch.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 15 spots left

The Food and Pharmacy of the Desert

  • Learn about some of the edible and medicinal plants found in the Sonoran Desert. Also, explore the cultural connections of some of these plants.


    *Bring Water
    * Wear closed shoes
    * 12 years and up with final age determination at the discretion of the hiking leader.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:15 AM : 10 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,
    while you discover the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Don't forget to bring your thinking cap and questions!

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 12:30 PM : 55 spots left

Walking Ride

  • The walk rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone… regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal. Saguaro and prickly pear cacti line the mountain trails and blanket the rest of the natural desert landscape.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:30 AM : 58 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 60 spots left
  • 2:30 PM : 58 spots left

Yoga

  • What better time is there to find your inner Zen than while on vacation? Transform your body and mind while you calm your thoughts and disconnect from busy life. Optimize your experience of yoga in the desert by using the natural sunlight and the vitamin D to find your equilibrium. Classes are in the Wranglers Roost where you will have a peaceful experience that will help you physically, mentally, and spiritually.









    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 AM : 15 spots left
Wednesday December 20th 2017

Advance Horsemanship

  • Our Advance Horsemanship lesson allows our most advance of riders to participate in honing in on their loping skills, rider comprehension, along with performing advance arena games that are similar to Funkana. Guests can expect to be challenged through a variety of obstacles while tapping into an array of skills learned in our Intermediate and Fundamental Lessons.


    *Passing the Lope Check
    *Must have Lope card to participate
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.


  • 8:45 AM : 16 spots left

Ealry Bird Walk

  • Join one our naturalists on this bird outing to enjoy the various speicies that in habit the Sonoran Desert. Meet at the Nature Center.

    * A fee of $10 dollars will occur for guests who are not on an all-inclusive package
  • 9:00 AM : 8 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship

  • This riding lesson is geared toward developing the less experienced rider's confidence while working in conjunction with the horse. The lesson will touch on reining of the western horse and preparing the rider for the trot and lope. The Fundamental Lesson should be taken in preparation for the Intermediate Lesson.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:15 AM : 14 spots left

Guided Fishing

  • Join us down on our privately owned Lake Corchran for some guided fishing. Lake Corchran is home to various fishes to include, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Grass Harp. Our experienced fishing guides will help you cast, catch, and release all the fish you catch all the while enjoying the calm and peaceful feeling around our lake.

    Our fishing program is catch and release only. Tackle and bait are provided.



    * Fishing without a guide is not permitted
    * Removal of the fish is strictly prohibited

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.


  • 12:30 PM : 30 spots left

Horse Grooming

  • Horse Grooming is an important step in developing a stronger bond and relationship with the horse you ride here at Tanque Verde Ranch. Taking a moment to understand the importance of brushing and the overall health benefits for the horse during this activity will increase better understanding of both horse and rider! A great opportunity for some family fun!


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 2:45 PM : 8 spots left

Intermediate Horsemanship

  • The Intermediate Lesson will cover walking, trotting, loping, and reining of the western horse. We recommend the Intermediate Lesson before attempting the Lope Check.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:45 AM : 16 spots left

Kids Night Program

  • Come and join us for an evening of fun activities to include our dinner and movie nights, arts and crafts and much more! To begin this exciting journey, please check in at the kid's dining room! We'll see you there!


    * Kids evening programs may be cancelled due to no sign ups.

    * Movie is selected on a per group request. All movies are rated G to PG.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 5:00 PM : 60 spots left

Kids Program

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers a daily kids program full of fun and activities for ages 4-12. Upon arrival, kids join a group based on age- Buckaroos (4-6,) Wranglers (7-9,) Outlaws (10-12.) Riders will learn the basic through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability. During the day, kids will also participate in many more fun-filled activities such as Guided Fishing, Zorb balls, Arts and Crafts, and much more!


    * Ages: 4-12
    * Kids must wear jeans and closed toe shoes.
    * Kids must have a water bottle with them at all times.
    * Sunscreen must be applied by parent or guardian.
    * Kids will join age appropriate groups.
    * Adults are required to assist and participate in Buckaroo riding lesson unless otherwise notified
    * Adults must sign up to join kids trail rides.
    * Adults need to saddle up on the porch before riding with kids trail ride after signing up 24 hours in advance.
    * Buckaroos are not eligible for trail rides or privates.
    * Lope Checks must be approved by kid’s counselor.
    * Lope Rides require a Lope Check before participation with counselor organization requests on per-case basis.
    * Passing the Lope Check in kids program does not qualify kids for Lope Rides in the adult program.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:45 AM : 57 spots left

Lope Check

  • The Lope Check is the highest level of horsemanship offered at Tanque Verde Ranch. The purpose of this check is to assess the rider’s skill for safety. It is expected that riders be at an advanced level of horsemanship or have completed our Horsemanship “FUNdamentals,” Intermediate Horsemanship, and successfully loped in the Intermediate Horsemanship before taking this assessment.

    Riders will be monitored for their ability to safely ride at a lope. Passing this check is a requirement to participate in a lope ride. Safety and control are of the utmost value. In this check, riders will be asked to ride at a trot and lope with little or no prompting. Individual assessments will be offered as needed to assist the rider in making appropriate adjustments to pass the lope check and participate safely in our loping Sonoran trail rides.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 14 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 16 spots left

Loping Ride

  • The Lope Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 14 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 2:15 PM : 16 spots left

Mountain Adventure Ride

  • Offered year-round, expand your horizons with a half-day Mountain Adventure Riding through the desert. Your adventure begins with you and your horse riding deep into the Rincon Mountains where you will be able to take in the beautiful scenery and broad wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. This walk ride is an adventure with large elevation gains and losses with narrow trails that wind down back to the ranch.


    Participation in one of our Horsemanship lessons or successfully passing a Lope Check before the ride
    * 12 years and older
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 8:45 AM : 16 spots left

Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrain on a full suspension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    We provide a water bottle, a pair of gloves, and a riding helmet.





    * Ages 7-adult
    * Closed toed shoes are required
    * 1:15pm Mountain Biking is considered an Intermediate Ride and we ask that you participate in at least one all level ride prior to signing up for the 1:15pm.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 10 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 5 spots left
  • 1:15 PM : 10 spots left

Mountain Hike in Saguaro National Park

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers outstanding guided adventures on desert hiking trails right from our doorstep. Take in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert or rugged canyons and mountains of the Rincon and Catalina Ranges.

    Experience the desert widlife, unique cacti, hidden waterfalls and other natural splendors that are just waiting to be discovered.

    Our trails vary in terrian but, you can expect rought and rocky to extreme elevation gain. So grab your hiking boots, grab your camera and join us outside the Nature Center!

    Hiking Sticks and Backpacks are provided on request.


    * Closed toed shoes are required.

    * Bring a waterbottle

    *All ages are welcome


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 10 spots left

Sunset Catcus Walk

  • Learn about the flora and fauna that surrounds Tanque Verde Ranch. All the while enjoying a nice way to begin your morning while taking in the breath taking vistas and landscapes.

    Please bring water and wear closed toed shoes.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 4:00 PM : 10 spots left

Sunset Ride

  • Take in the wonder of a Sonoran desert sunset on horseback. Climb the mountain trails as you take in an extraordinary view filled with endless blue sky, towering cacti, and glimpses of other wildlife.

    * $75 additional per guest
    * 12 years and older can participate
    * 7-9 year olds can participate with an additional fee for a kid’s counselor* Weight limit of 250 pounds please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 4:00 PM : 6 spots left

Tennis Clinic

  • Tanque Verde offers tennis pros available to give lessons and clinics. With three newly resurfaced tennis courts and array of options to include pickle ball, volleyball, and basketball courts; our Pros are ready to give instruction and play a few rounds to enhance your stay here at Tanque Verde Ranch.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 15 spots left

Tennis Double Mixers

  • Join our Tennis Pros for a friendly round of two on two tennis mixers down on the tennis courts. Additional instruction and or clinics are available upon request.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:45 PM : 8 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,
    while you discover the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Don't forget to bring your thinking cap and questions!

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 11:00 AM : 60 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 60 spots left

Walking Ride

  • The walk rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone… regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal. Saguaro and prickly pear cacti line the mountain trails and blanket the rest of the natural desert landscape.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:30 AM : 60 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 60 spots left
  • 2:30 PM : 60 spots left

Watercolor Workshop

  • Join our watercolor workshop featuring Cal Cook. Here you will be able to choose a watercolor template, or freehand sketch your desired picture all the while under the careful supervision of Cal. Learn how to apply the various watercolor techniques and watch your portrait come to life.

    * All ages welcomed with proper adult supervision

    * A $10 dollar fee for joining this workshop

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:00 PM : 18 spots left
Thursday December 21st 2017

Breakfast Ride: Loping Ride

  • The Loping Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    The Loping Ride to breakfast will end at the Old Homestead to enjoy a hearty breakfast of ranch eggs, potatoes, bacon, our famous blueberry pancakes and more! Following breakfast, riders will remount their horses and walk back to the corral with their respective wrangler.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 7:45 AM : 16 spots left

Breakfast Ride: Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrian on a full supsension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    All equipment is provided to include, helmets, gloves, and a water bottle. This activity is considered an all level ride where childeren are welcome.



    * Ages 7-adult

    *Closed toed shoes are required

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 AM : 10 spots left

Breakfast Ride: Walking Ride

  • The walking rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone, regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal.

    The Breakfast Ride in particular, will end at the Old Homestead to enjoy a hearty breakfast of ranch eggs, potatoes, bacon, our famous blueberry pancakes, and more! Following breakfast, riders will remount their horses and walk back to the corral with their corresponding wrangler.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 AM : 52 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship

  • This riding lesson is geared toward developing the less experienced rider's confidence while working in conjunction with the horse. The lesson will touch on reining of the western horse and preparing the rider for the trot and lope. The Fundamental Lesson should be taken in preparation for the Intermediate Lesson.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 2:45 PM : 16 spots left

Intermediate Horsemanship

  • The Intermediate Lesson will cover walking, trotting, loping, and reining of the western horse. We recommend the Intermediate Lesson before attempting the Lope Check.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:45 AM : 14 spots left

Kids Night Program

  • Come and join us for an evening of fun activities to include our dinner and movie nights, arts and crafts and much more! To begin this exciting journey, please check in at the kid's dining room! We'll see you there!


    * Kids evening programs may be cancelled due to no sign ups.

    * Movie is selected on a per group request. All movies are rated G to PG.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 5:00 PM : 60 spots left

Kids Program

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers a daily kids program full of fun and activities for ages 4-12. Upon arrival, kids join a group based on age- Buckaroos (4-6,) Wranglers (7-9,) Outlaws (10-12.) Riders will learn the basic through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability. During the day, kids will also participate in many more fun-filled activities such as Guided Fishing, Zorb balls, Arts and Crafts, and much more!


    * Ages: 4-12
    * Kids must wear jeans and closed toe shoes.
    * Kids must have a water bottle with them at all times.
    * Sunscreen must be applied by parent or guardian.
    * Kids will join age appropriate groups.
    * Adults are required to assist and participate in Buckaroo riding lesson unless otherwise notified
    * Adults must sign up to join kids trail rides.
    * Adults need to saddle up on the porch before riding with kids trail ride after signing up 24 hours in advance.
    * Buckaroos are not eligible for trail rides or privates.
    * Lope Checks must be approved by kid’s counselor.
    * Lope Rides require a Lope Check before participation with counselor organization requests on per-case basis.
    * Passing the Lope Check in kids program does not qualify kids for Lope Rides in the adult program.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:45 AM : 55 spots left

Legends and Lore Walk to Breakfast

  • Looking for an interpretive walk filled with Tanque Verde folk lore, history, and Native American stories? Then walk with us on this unique opportunity as you make your way up to our famous Old Homestead where our chuck wagon style breakfast awaits you!


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 AM : 3 spots left

Lope Check

  • The Lope Check is the highest level of horsemanship offered at Tanque Verde Ranch. The purpose of this check is to assess the rider’s skill for safety. It is expected that riders be at an advanced level of horsemanship or have completed our Horsemanship “FUNdamentals,” Intermediate Horsemanship, and successfully loped in the Intermediate Horsemanship before taking this assessment.

    Riders will be monitored for their ability to safely ride at a lope. Passing this check is a requirement to participate in a lope ride. Safety and control are of the utmost value. In this check, riders will be asked to ride at a trot and lope with little or no prompting. Individual assessments will be offered as needed to assist the rider in making appropriate adjustments to pass the lope check and participate safely in our loping Sonoran trail rides.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 1:30 PM : 14 spots left

Loping Ride

  • The Lope Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 2:15 PM : 14 spots left

Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrain on a full suspension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    We provide a water bottle, a pair of gloves, and a riding helmet.





    * Ages 7-adult
    * Closed toed shoes are required
    * 1:15pm Mountain Biking is considered an Intermediate Ride and we ask that you participate in at least one all level ride prior to signing up for the 1:15pm.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 11:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 1:15 PM : 10 spots left

Photography Course

  • Learn how the real photgraphers take those breath taking photos. This class is an introduction to understanding and implimenting the various techniques to capture that stunning photography. The first hour of this program is a presentation on the various camera options, lighting, angles, and understanding your subject. From there you will apply what you learned on a small tour on the ranch to some "photo-genic" areas.

    *A fee of $45 per guest will be applied at check out for joining this program

    *Meet at the Boardroom

    *12 years and older

    *Personal Camera is recommended

    *Waterbottle, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes are recommended

    *As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:30 PM : 10 spots left

Team Penning

  • Team Penning is a friendly competition between teams of guests on horseback. Teams of 3-6 riders are matched against a herd of cattle with the team's goal being to maneuver the cattle into three different pens. Scoring is based on a point system as well as time. Team penning is done at a walk and trot.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 2:45 AM : 14 spots left

Tennis Clinic

  • Tanque Verde offers tennis pros available to give lessons and clinics. With three newly resurfaced tennis courts and array of options to include pickle ball, volleyball, and basketball courts; our Pros are ready to give instruction and play a few rounds to enhance your stay here at Tanque Verde Ranch.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 13 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,
    while you discover the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Don't forget to bring your thinking cap and questions!

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 1:45 PM : 60 spots left

Walking Ride

  • The walk rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone… regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal. Saguaro and prickly pear cacti line the mountain trails and blanket the rest of the natural desert landscape.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 11:00 AM : 60 spots left
  • 2:30 PM : 58 spots left

Yoga

  • What better time is there to find your inner Zen than while on vacation? Transform your body and mind while you calm your thoughts and disconnect from busy life. Optimize your experience of yoga in the desert by using the natural sunlight and the vitamin D to find your equilibrium. Classes are in the Wranglers Roost where you will have a peaceful experience that will help you physically, mentally, and spiritually.









    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:00 AM : 13 spots left
Friday December 22nd 2017

Desert Photography Hike

  • Bring your camera and your imagination and join our Desert Photography Hike. Led by one of our hiking leaders, you will get a chance to slow down and take a "close-up" look at the Sonoran Desert. With our knowledge of the desert and the trails, we can help you catch that "special" shot. Each season offers something different-spring flowers, summer fruit, winter snow (maybe)-to capture as part of your time at Tanque Verde Ranch. So, whether you are an experienced photographer or a beginner, charge up those batteries, load up that film, and join us for your encounter with the desert. All cameras and experience levels are welcome! Trails may have gentle inclines and parts of the trail can be steep and rocky.


    * Bring Water
    * Wear closed shoes
    * 12 years and up. Final age determination set at the discretion of the Hike Leader.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 7:30 AM : 10 spots left

Ealry Bird Walk

  • Join one our naturalists on this bird outing to enjoy the various speicies that in habit the Sonoran Desert. Meet at the Nature Center.

    * A fee of $10 dollars will occur for guests who are not on an all-inclusive package
  • 8:00 AM : 10 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship

  • This riding lesson is geared toward developing the less experienced rider's confidence while working in conjunction with the horse. The lesson will touch on reining of the western horse and preparing the rider for the trot and lope. The Fundamental Lesson should be taken in preparation for the Intermediate Lesson.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:15 AM : 15 spots left

Guided Fishing

  • Join us down on our privately owned Lake Corchran for some guided fishing. Lake Corchran is home to various fishes to include, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Grass Harp. Our experienced fishing guides will help you cast, catch, and release all the fish you catch all the while enjoying the calm and peaceful feeling around our lake.

    Our fishing program is catch and release only. Tackle and bait are provided.



    * Fishing without a guide is not permitted
    * Removal of the fish is strictly prohibited

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.


  • 12:30 PM : 23 spots left

Intermediate Horsemanship

  • The Intermediate Lesson will cover walking, trotting, loping, and reining of the western horse. We recommend the Intermediate Lesson before attempting the Lope Check.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:45 AM : 16 spots left

Kids Night Program

  • Come and join us for an evening of fun activities to include our dinner and movie nights, arts and crafts and much more! To begin this exciting journey, please check in at the kid's dining room! We'll see you there!


    * Kids evening programs may be cancelled due to no sign ups.

    * Movie is selected on a per group request. All movies are rated G to PG.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 5:00 PM : 60 spots left

Kids Program

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers a daily kids program full of fun and activities for ages 4-12. Upon arrival, kids join a group based on age- Buckaroos (4-6,) Wranglers (7-9,) Outlaws (10-12.) Riders will learn the basic through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability. During the day, kids will also participate in many more fun-filled activities such as Guided Fishing, Zorb balls, Arts and Crafts, and much more!


    * Ages: 4-12
    * Kids must wear jeans and closed toe shoes.
    * Kids must have a water bottle with them at all times.
    * Sunscreen must be applied by parent or guardian.
    * Kids will join age appropriate groups.
    * Adults are required to assist and participate in Buckaroo riding lesson unless otherwise notified
    * Adults must sign up to join kids trail rides.
    * Adults need to saddle up on the porch before riding with kids trail ride after signing up 24 hours in advance.
    * Buckaroos are not eligible for trail rides or privates.
    * Lope Checks must be approved by kid’s counselor.
    * Lope Rides require a Lope Check before participation with counselor organization requests on per-case basis.
    * Passing the Lope Check in kids program does not qualify kids for Lope Rides in the adult program.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:45 AM : 58 spots left

Leatherbelt Workshop

  • Looking for that unique gift to take back home with you after spending time at Tanque Verde Ranch? Then join us for our handmade leather belt workshop! This hands on course will allow you to hand craft and design the style, color finish, and overall design of your own personalized belt.


    * Must be 12 years and old
    * $65 dollars per guest to join this activity

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 2:00 PM : 10 spots left

Lope Check

  • The Lope Check is the highest level of horsemanship offered at Tanque Verde Ranch. The purpose of this check is to assess the rider’s skill for safety. It is expected that riders be at an advanced level of horsemanship or have completed our Horsemanship “FUNdamentals,” Intermediate Horsemanship, and successfully loped in the Intermediate Horsemanship before taking this assessment.

    Riders will be monitored for their ability to safely ride at a lope. Passing this check is a requirement to participate in a lope ride. Safety and control are of the utmost value. In this check, riders will be asked to ride at a trot and lope with little or no prompting. Individual assessments will be offered as needed to assist the rider in making appropriate adjustments to pass the lope check and participate safely in our loping Sonoran trail rides.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 16 spots left

Loping Ride

  • The Lope Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 16 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 2:15 PM : 16 spots left

Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrain on a full suspension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    We provide a water bottle, a pair of gloves, and a riding helmet.





    * Ages 7-adult
    * Closed toed shoes are required
    * 1:15pm Mountain Biking is considered an Intermediate Ride and we ask that you participate in at least one all level ride prior to signing up for the 1:15pm.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 9 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 7 spots left
  • 1:15 PM : 8 spots left

Scenic Hike in Saguaro National Park

  • Learn about the plants that have a major influence on life in the Sonoran Desert


    * Bring water

    * Wear closed shoes

    * Hat and sunglasses are recommended

    * 12 years old and up

    * Final age determination at the discretion of the leader


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:30 AM : 5 spots left

Snakes Alive

  • Learn the truth about these often feared and misundestood reptiles.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:30 PM : 60 spots left

Sunset Ride

  • Take in the wonder of a Sonoran desert sunset on horseback. Climb the mountain trails as you take in an extraordinary view filled with endless blue sky, towering cacti, and glimpses of other wildlife.

    * $75 additional per guest
    * 12 years and older can participate
    * 7-9 year olds can participate with an additional fee for a kid’s counselor* Weight limit of 250 pounds please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 4:00 PM : 10 spots left

Tales of Tanque Verde

  • Join Arlo and Bill for a historical presentation on the history of both Tanque Verde Ranch and Tucson. Guest can gain a deeper understanding of the rich and living history that continues to surround the Southwest!
    !

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 PM : 17 spots left

Team Penning

  • Team Penning is a friendly competition between teams of guests on horseback. Teams of 3-6 riders are matched against a herd of cattle with the team's goal being to maneuver the cattle into three different pens. Scoring is based on a point system as well as time. Team penning is done at a walk and trot.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 2:45 PM : 11 spots left

Tennis Clinic

  • Tanque Verde offers tennis pros available to give lessons and clinics. With three newly resurfaced tennis courts and array of options to include pickle ball, volleyball, and basketball courts; our Pros are ready to give instruction and play a few rounds to enhance your stay here at Tanque Verde Ranch.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 15 spots left

Tennis Double Mixers

  • Join our Tennis Pros for a friendly round of two on two tennis mixers down on the tennis courts. Additional instruction and or clinics are available upon request.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:45 PM : 10 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,
    while you discover the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Don't forget to bring your thinking cap and questions!

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:30 AM : 60 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 60 spots left

Walking Ride

  • The walk rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone… regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal. Saguaro and prickly pear cacti line the mountain trails and blanket the rest of the natural desert landscape.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:30 AM : 55 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 55 spots left
  • 2:30 PM : 56 spots left
Saturday December 23rd 2017

Advance Horsemanship

  • Our Advance Horsemanship lesson allows our most advance of riders to participate in honing in on their loping skills, rider comprehension, along with performing advance arena games that are similar to Funkana. Guests can expect to be challenged through a variety of obstacles while tapping into an array of skills learned in our Intermediate and Fundamental Lessons.


    *Passing the Lope Check
    *Must have Lope card to participate
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.


  • 8:45 AM : 16 spots left

Cactus Forest Hike in Saguaro Ntl. Park

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers outstanding guided adventures on desert hiking trails right from our doorstep. Take in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert or rugged canyons and mountains of the Rincon and Catalina Ranges.

    Experience the desert widlife, unique cacti, hidden waterfalls and other natural splendors that are just waiting to be discovered.

    Our trails vary in terrian but, you can expect rought and rocky to extreme elevation gain. So grab your hiking boots, grab your camera and join us outside the Nature Center!

    Hiking Sticks and Backpacks are provided on request.

    * Closed toed shoes are required.

    * Bring a waterbottle

    *All ages are welcome


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 2 spots left

Desert Nature Stroll

  • Join our Naturalists on a journey through the Sonoran desert that surrounds Tanque Verde Ranch. Capture the beauty and the vast information the flora and fauna, native species and much more. Meet at the nature center for this adventure and bring your thinking cap!


    * Bring a water bottle
    * Good tread shoes
    *Sunscreen
    *12 years and old

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 9 spots left

Family Desert Walk

  • Join our Naturalists on a journey through the Sonoran desert that surrounds Tanque Verde Ranch. Capture the beauty and the vast information the flora and fauna, native species and much more. Meet at the nature center for this adventure and bring your thinking cap!

    * Bring a water bottle
    * Good tread shoes
    *Sunscreen

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 4:00 PM : 9 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship

  • This riding lesson is geared toward developing the less experienced rider's confidence while working in conjunction with the horse. The lesson will touch on reining of the western horse and preparing the rider for the trot and lope. The Fundamental Lesson should be taken in preparation for the Intermediate Lesson.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:15 AM : 16 spots left

Guided Fishing

  • Join us down on our privately owned Lake Corchran for some guided fishing. Lake Corchran is home to various fishes to include, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Grass Harp. Our experienced fishing guides will help you cast, catch, and release all the fish you catch all the while enjoying the calm and peaceful feeling around our lake.

    Our fishing program is catch and release only. Tackle and bait are provided.



    * Fishing without a guide is not permitted
    * Removal of the fish is strictly prohibited

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.


  • 12:30 PM : 26 spots left

Horse Grooming

  • Horse Grooming is an important step in developing a stronger bond and relationship with the horse you ride here at Tanque Verde Ranch. Taking a moment to understand the importance of brushing and the overall health benefits for the horse during this activity will increase better understanding of both horse and rider! A great opportunity for some family fun!


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 2:45 PM : 10 spots left

Intermediate Horsemanship

  • The Intermediate Lesson will cover walking, trotting, loping, and reining of the western horse. We recommend the Intermediate Lesson before attempting the Lope Check.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.
    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:45 AM : 16 spots left

Kids Night Program

  • Come and join us for an evening of fun activities to include our dinner and movie nights, arts and crafts and much more! To begin this exciting journey, please check in at the kid's dining room! We'll see you there!


    * Kids evening programs may be cancelled due to no sign ups.

    * Movie is selected on a per group request. All movies are rated G to PG.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 5:00 PM : 60 spots left

Kids Program

  • Tanque Verde Ranch offers a daily kids program full of fun and activities for ages 4-12. Upon arrival, kids join a group based on age- Buckaroos (4-6,) Wranglers (7-9,) Outlaws (10-12.) Riders will learn the basic through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability. During the day, kids will also participate in many more fun-filled activities such as Guided Fishing, Zorb balls, Arts and Crafts, and much more!


    * Ages: 4-12
    * Kids must wear jeans and closed toe shoes.
    * Kids must have a water bottle with them at all times.
    * Sunscreen must be applied by parent or guardian.
    * Kids will join age appropriate groups.
    * Adults are required to assist and participate in Buckaroo riding lesson unless otherwise notified
    * Adults must sign up to join kids trail rides.
    * Adults need to saddle up on the porch before riding with kids trail ride after signing up 24 hours in advance.
    * Buckaroos are not eligible for trail rides or privates.
    * Lope Checks must be approved by kid’s counselor.
    * Lope Rides require a Lope Check before participation with counselor organization requests on per-case basis.
    * Passing the Lope Check in kids program does not qualify kids for Lope Rides in the adult program.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:45 AM : 56 spots left

Lope Check

  • The Lope Check is the highest level of horsemanship offered at Tanque Verde Ranch. The purpose of this check is to assess the rider’s skill for safety. It is expected that riders be at an advanced level of horsemanship or have completed our Horsemanship “FUNdamentals,” Intermediate Horsemanship, and successfully loped in the Intermediate Horsemanship before taking this assessment.

    Riders will be monitored for their ability to safely ride at a lope. Passing this check is a requirement to participate in a lope ride. Safety and control are of the utmost value. In this check, riders will be asked to ride at a trot and lope with little or no prompting. Individual assessments will be offered as needed to assist the rider in making appropriate adjustments to pass the lope check and participate safely in our loping Sonoran trail rides.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 16 spots left

Loping Ride

  • The Lope Ride is the highest level of riding offered at the ranch, and is one of the most popular activities. A Lope Ride consists of walking, trotting and loping in the desert landscape. In order to participate in the Lope Ride one must pass a Lope Check.

    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 16 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 2:15 PM : 16 spots left

Mountain Adventure Ride

  • Offered year-round, expand your horizons with a half-day Mountain Adventure Riding through the desert. Your adventure begins with you and your horse riding deep into the Rincon Mountains where you will be able to take in the beautiful scenery and broad wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. This walk ride is an adventure with large elevation gains and losses with narrow trails that wind down back to the ranch.


    Participation in one of our Horsemanship lessons or successfully passing a Lope Check before the ride
    * 12 years and older
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds, please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings
    * No loose cameras or backpacks

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 8:45 AM : 14 spots left

Mountain Biking

  • Experience the rush of the Southwestern terrain on a full suspension mountain bike with one of our experienced biking guides! A true desert adventure awaits you while you bicycle through Arizona's mountains and desert landscapes making this a ride you do not want to miss.

    We provide a water bottle, a pair of gloves, and a riding helmet.





    * Ages 7-adult
    * Closed toed shoes are required
    * 1:15pm Mountain Biking is considered an Intermediate Ride and we ask that you participate in at least one all level ride prior to signing up for the 1:15pm.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:30 AM : 6 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 4 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 1:15 PM : 10 spots left

Rattlesnake up Close

  • This Nature Center presentation will guide you through the life of these highly misunderstood reptiles, with a video presentation and informative talk.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:00 PM : 60 spots left

Sunset Ride

  • Take in the wonder of a Sonoran desert sunset on horseback. Climb the mountain trails as you take in an extraordinary view filled with endless blue sky, towering cacti, and glimpses of other wildlife.

    * $75 additional per guest
    * 12 years and older can participate
    * 7-9 year olds can participate with an additional fee for a kid’s counselor* Weight limit of 250 pounds please
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 4:00 PM : 0 spots left

Tennis Clinic

  • Tanque Verde offers tennis pros available to give lessons and clinics. With three newly resurfaced tennis courts and array of options to include pickle ball, volleyball, and basketball courts; our Pros are ready to give instruction and play a few rounds to enhance your stay here at Tanque Verde Ranch.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:00 AM : 15 spots left

Tennis Double Mixers

  • Join our Tennis Pros for a friendly round of two on two tennis mixers down on the tennis courts. Additional instruction and or clinics are available upon request.


    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 3:45 PM : 9 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,
    while you discover the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Don't forget to bring your thinking cap and questions!

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 1:30 PM : 58 spots left

Walking Ride

  • The walk rides at Tanque Verde Ranch are an enjoyable activity for everyone… regardless of skill level. This leisurely horseback riding adventure presents the perfect opportunity to experience desert vegetation and wildlife up-close and personal. Saguaro and prickly pear cacti line the mountain trails and blanket the rest of the natural desert landscape.


    * Weight limit of 250 pounds please

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones prior to mounting your horse

    * Please do not feed the horses

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings

    * No loose cameras or backpacks
    *12 years of age and older

    *Full length pants and close toed shoes are required for all equine activities.

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. If you did not show for the signed up activity; the number of guests changed, or if you signed up by error, please inform the front desk prior to check out to have the billing corrected. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:30 AM : 55 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 60 spots left
  • 2:30 PM : 55 spots left
 
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