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Friday September 21st 2018

Desert Photography Walk

  • Bring your camera and your imagination and join our Desert Photography Walk. 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, grab that memory card, 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.
    Meet in the Nature Center


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

    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.
  • 6:30 AM : 10 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson

  • The Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson is designed for guests who have minimal riding experience or have not ridden before. Instruction will cover proper riding position, reining of the western horse and walking/trotting the horse successfully. The Fundamental lesson is a great opportunity to build confidence in the saddle.

    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 10:15 AM : 4 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.
    $20.00 for intervals of 1-3 hours for summe June-Sept.r or 1-4 hours Oct-May.

    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.


  • 9:00 AM : 12 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 14 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 11 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 25 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
    * $55 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.
    We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 2:00 PM : 8 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 12 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.

  • 7:30 AM : 14 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 10 spots left

Mountain Biking-All levels

  • 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.
  • 6:30 AM : 10 spots left
  • 8:45 AM : 10 spots left

Mt. Lemmon Adventure Hike

  • Come explore one of Southwest's best kept secrets, the Sky Islands of Southeast Arizona. Open aired jeeps will pick you up at the Ranch leaving at 1pm. We will travel up, up, up from the desert floor through the grasslands and mixed oak woolands to our destination in the cool mixed pine forests at over 9,000ft. in elevaton on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains. There will be several stops along the way for photo opportunities. At the top you have the option of a guded hike among the pines with spectacular views of the desert below or you can explore the hamlet of Summerhaven. (Ski lift ride avail for $15.) Snacks are provided, loaner backpacks are available. we will return to the Ranch by 5:30pm.

    Must sign up 24 hours in advance and we must have at least 3 people signed up for this activity to happen.
    Pricing: $75.00 per person, for the jeep ride, Summerhaven, and lunch.
    $100.00 per person for the jeep ride, hiking and lunch.
  • 1:00 PM : 22 spots left

Sunset Horseback 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.
  • 4:45 PM : 4 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:15 AM : 0 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.
  • 9:30 AM : 15 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Come on in and visit us!!!!

    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.
  • 11:15 AM : 60 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 60 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride 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. 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
  • 10:30 AM : 52 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 40 spots left
Saturday September 22nd 2018

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



    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.
  • 6:30 AM : 6 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.
  • 7:00 AM : 13 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson

  • The Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson is designed for guests who have minimal riding experience or have not ridden before. Instruction will cover proper riding position, reining of the western horse and walking/trotting the horse successfully. The Fundamental lesson is a great opportunity to build confidence in the saddle.

    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 10:15 AM : 12 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.
    $20.00 for intervals of 1-3 hours for summe June-Sept.r or 1-4 hours Oct-May.

    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.


  • 9:00 AM : 14 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 12 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 12 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 25 spots left

Life of the Rattlesnake

  • Enjoy an outstanding presentation abut this feared and misunderstood reptile. Learn about the life of rattlesnakes, their importance to the environment, their behavior, their predators and much more.

    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. . 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

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.

  • 7:00 AM : 6 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.

  • 7:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 10 spots left

Mountain Biking-All levels

  • 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.
  • 6:30 AM : 10 spots left
  • 8:45 AM : 8 spots left

Sunset Horseback 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.
  • 4:45 PM : 6 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Come on in and visit us!!!!

    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 : 60 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 58 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride 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. 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
  • 10:30 AM : 59 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 59 spots left
Sunday September 23rd 2018

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.
  • 7:00 AM : 10 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.
  • 7:15 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.
  • 7:15 AM : 31 spots left

Five Seasons of the Soronan Desert

  • The Sonoran Desert is known for many amazing features, one of them being that our desert experiences five different seasons throughout the year. Join us to learn about one of the most diverse and breath-taking habitats on the planet!


    * 12 years and up

    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 : 60 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson

  • The Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson is designed for guests who have minimal riding experience or have not ridden before. Instruction will cover proper riding position, reining of the western horse and walking/trotting the horse successfully. The Fundamental lesson is a great opportunity to build confidence in the saddle.

    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 10:15 AM : 16 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 : 24 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 25 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.

  • 9:30 AM : 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.

  • 10:00 AM : 16 spots left

Mountain Biking-All levels

  • 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.
  • 9:45 AM : 8 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.
    We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 8:15 PM : 30 spots left

Sunrise Desert Walk to Breakfast

  • Join us for a sunday walk on our many desert trails up to our famous old homestead location for a unique, chuckwagon breakfast! Learn some fun desert facts along the way while enjoying waking up to the breathtaking views that surround the ranch.

    * Meet at the Nature Center

    * Wear closed toed shoes

    * Bring water

  • 7:00 AM : 15 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Come on in and visit us!!!!

    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 : 60 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 60 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:30 AM : 60 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 58 spots left
Monday September 24th 2018

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.
  • 7:00 AM : 13 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson

  • The Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson is designed for guests who have minimal riding experience or have not ridden before. Instruction will cover proper riding position, reining of the western horse and walking/trotting the horse successfully. The Fundamental lesson is a great opportunity to build confidence in the saddle.

    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 10:15 AM : 11 spots left

Guided Yoga

  • Transform your body and mind while you calm your thoughts and disconnect from busy life. Clases are in the Wranglers Roost Where you will have a peachful experience that will help you physically, mentally, and spirituallly.

    As a friendly reminder, any activiites that are singed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us.
  • 10:30 AM : 15 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 23 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 10 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.

  • 7:30 AM : 14 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 12 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



    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. . We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 6:30 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.

    In addition, the ride will stop at the half way point for our guests, horses and wranglers to breifly dismount and rest. Guests are required to be able to mount their horse from the ground while out on the trail. Inability to do so will result in a staff member recommending another ride that does not required the guest to dismount and mounth their horse on the trail.


    Participation in one of our Horsemanship lessons with *staff recommendation or successfully passing a Lope Check before the ride is required

    Weight limt of 250 pds.
    Must be 12years and up.
    * 12 years and older

    * Weight limit of 230 pounds

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse.

    * Please do not feed the horses during you ride

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings. Please ask one of our Wrangler's for further assistance.

    * 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.We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:15 AM : 16 spots left

Mountain Biking-All levels

  • 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.
  • 6:30 AM : 10 spots left
  • 8:45 AM : 10 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 : 20 spots left

SilverSmithing Workshop

  • Truly a unique experience taught by Don Norris with over 40 years of teaching Silversmithing experience. We will teach about metals, how they are mined, what alloys are, and what is pewter, Sterling Silver and gold. Although this is just an introductory class, we will discuss the tools, supplies and soldering techniques necessary to begin Silversmithing. You will design your own sterling silver pendant and choose a stone of many different colors. You may choose to use the new Cobalt Blue Ice stone that Mr. Norris formulated and copyrighted. Each is faceted, not molded as with some crystal stones. Students will design a pendant, then solder it together. You will set the stone and after polishing your pendant, you will be able to wear it home on a 20 inch Sterling Silver chain

    *This workshop is an additional fee of $65 per guest reguardless of package type.


    *All tools, supplies, stones, and silver for the class are provided


    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 : 7 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Come on in and visit us!!!!

    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 : 60 spots left
  • 2:00 PM : 60 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 7:45 AM : 60 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 56 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 55 spots left

Water Aerobics

  • Jump into our outdoor pool and discover the health benefits of this fun water work out. Enjoy learning about basic movements that ease and sooth your body from all the daily activities offered here at the ranch.


    * 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.
  • 3:00 PM : 10 spots left
Tuesday September 25th 2018

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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 8:00 PM : 40 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


    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.

  • 6:30 AM : 10 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson

  • The Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson is designed for guests who have minimal riding experience or have not ridden before. Instruction will cover proper riding position, reining of the western horse and walking/trotting the horse successfully. The Fundamental lesson is a great opportunity to build confidence in the saddle.

    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 10:15 AM : 16 spots left

Guided Yoga

  • Transform your body and mind while you calm your thoughts and disconnect from busy life. Clases are in the Wranglers Roost Where you will have a peachful experience that will help you physically, mentally, and spirituallly.

    As a friendly reminder, any activiites that are singed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us.
  • 10:00 AM : 14 spots left

Hummingbird Pewter Sculpture Casting

  • Make a memory for a life time of your stay at Tanque Verde Ranch, learn and do something that is exciting, educational and something that most people never get to see or do. Cast metal, pewter hummingbirds! In this breath-taking workshop you will cast your very own pewter humming bird and flower. We will teach you about the pewter, what it is, it's history and how and where it is mined. You will learn how the hummingbird was sculpted, and molded using RTV mold rubber. Then each guest will cast two hummingbirds and a flower using our lead free "American" Fine Pewter. This pewter will stay a shiny silver color forever, even if displayed outdoors! You can hang one hummingbird using a ring between the winds as a sun catcher or ornament. Many guests use them as Christmas ornaments. The other hummingbird can be placed in the flower to complete this beautiful sculpture. Children under 5 are welcome to come for free with an adult, and will be allowed to pour a free small sculpture of a train or rose.

    This activity is at an additional price of $50.00 per guest, reguardless of what package is reserved with us.

  • 4:00 PM : 10 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 25 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 5 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.

  • 7:30 AM : 14 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 8 spots left

Morning Catcus Walk

  • Learn about the plants of the Sonoran Desert a good way to close your day while taking in the breath taking vistas and landscapes.


    Please bring water and wear closed 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.
  • 7:00 AM : 15 spots left

Mountain Biking-All levels

  • 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.
  • 6:30 AM : 10 spots left
  • 8:45 AM : 10 spots left

Mt. Lemmon Adventure Hike

  • Come explore one of Southwest's best kept secrets, the Sky Islands of Southeast Arizona. Open aired jeeps will pick you up at the Ranch leaving at 1pm. We will travel up, up, up from the desert floor through the grasslands and mixed oak woolands to our destination in the cool mixed pine forests at over 9,000ft. in elevaton on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains. There will be several stops along the way for photo opportunities. At the top you have the option of a guded hike among the pines with spectacular views of the desert below or you can explore the hamlet of Summerhaven. (Ski lift ride avail for $15.) Snacks are provided, loaner backpacks are available. we will return to the Ranch by 5:30pm.

    Must sign up 24 hours in advance and we must have at least 3 people signed up for this activity to happen.
    Pricing: $75.00 per person, for the jeep ride, Summerhaven, and lunch.
    $100.00 per person for the jeep ride, hiking and lunch.
  • 1:00 PM : 25 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.
  • 2:00 PM : 20 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:15 AM : 11 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Come on in and visit us!!!!

    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 : 60 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 60 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 7:45 AM : 60 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 60 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 55 spots left
Wednesday September 26th 2018

Bird Watching

  • Observe some of the wonderful variety of birds to be found in the Sonoran Desert on this easy walk around the ranch. Binoculars are available to borrow. Please wear good walking shoes and carry water.
    (12 years and up)




    *Binoculars are available for use.

    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.
  • 7:00 AM : 15 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson

  • The Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson is designed for guests who have minimal riding experience or have not ridden before. Instruction will cover proper riding position, reining of the western horse and walking/trotting the horse successfully. The Fundamental lesson is a great opportunity to build confidence in the saddle.

    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 10:15 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.
    $20.00 for intervals of 1-3 hours for summe June-Sept.r or 1-4 hours Oct-May.

    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.


  • 9:00 AM : 14 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 14 spots left
  • 11:00 AM : 14 spots left

Guided Yoga

  • Transform your body and mind while you calm your thoughts and disconnect from busy life. Clases are in the Wranglers Roost Where you will have a peachful experience that will help you physically, mentally, and spirituallly.

    As a friendly reminder, any activiites that are singed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us.
  • 10:30 AM : 15 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 25 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 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.

  • 7:30 AM : 12 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 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



    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.
  • 6:30 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.

    In addition, the ride will stop at the half way point for our guests, horses and wranglers to breifly dismount and rest. Guests are required to be able to mount their horse from the ground while out on the trail. Inability to do so will result in a staff member recommending another ride that does not required the guest to dismount and mounth their horse on the trail.


    Participation in one of our Horsemanship lessons with *staff recommendation or successfully passing a Lope Check before the ride is required

    Weight limt of 250 pds.
    Must be 12years and up.
    * 12 years and older

    * Weight limit of 230 pounds

    * Helmets are available for your safety

    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse.

    * Please do not feed the horses during you ride

    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings. Please ask one of our Wrangler's for further assistance.

    * 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.We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.

  • 7:15 AM : 10 spots left

Mountain Biking-All levels

  • 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.
  • 6:30 AM : 10 spots left
  • 8:45 AM : 10 spots left

Sunset Horseback 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.
  • 4:45 PM : 10 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Come on in and visit us!!!!

    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 : 60 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 60 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 7:45 AM : 60 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 60 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 57 spots left

Water Aerobics

  • Jump into our outdoor pool and discover the health benefits of this fun water work out. Enjoy learning about basic movements that ease and sooth your body from all the daily activities offered here at the ranch.


    * 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.
  • 3:00 PM : 10 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 $15 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. 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

Wildfire

  • Join us in the Nature Center for a look at the world of wildland fire management and learn about fire's role in nature.
  • 2:00 PM : 20 spots left
Thursday September 27th 2018

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.
  • 7:00 AM : 10 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.
  • 7:15 AM : 9 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.
  • 7:15 AM : 52 spots left

Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson

  • The Fundamental Horsemanship Lesson is designed for guests who have minimal riding experience or have not ridden before. Instruction will cover proper riding position, reining of the western horse and walking/trotting the horse successfully. The Fundamental lesson is a great opportunity to build confidence in the saddle.

    * 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. 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

Guided Yoga

  • Transform your body and mind while you calm your thoughts and disconnect from busy life. Clases are in the Wranglers Roost Where you will have a peachful experience that will help you physically, mentally, and spirituallly.

    As a friendly reminder, any activiites that are singed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us.
  • 10:00 AM : 15 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.

  • 7:00 AM : 25 spots left

Legends and Lore

  • Looking for a Tanque Verde folk lore, history, and Native American stories? Then come with us on this unique opportunity. Meet in the Nature Center.

    Starting on Thursday morning October 4, 2018 our travels will take us up to the Homestead to enjoy breakfast before returning to the Nature Center.


    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.. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 2:00 PM : 15 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.

  • 9:30 AM : 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.

  • 10:00 AM : 14 spots left

Mountain Biking-All levels

  • 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.
  • 9:45 AM : 10 spots left

Nature Walk to Breakfast

  • 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 7:00 AM : 10 spots left

Pine Needle Casting Workshop

  • Come and cast your own pure silver pendant! Provided to you is nearly half an ounce of pure silver to melt and pour into a bundle of "pine needles". When you look through the needles you'll be able to creatively design your very own pendant right before your eyes! No two pendants are ever alike and the fun part is, you'll never know what you'll get until you pour!

    * This activity is an additional fee of $65 per guest, reguardless of what package you booked with us.
  • 4:00 PM : 10 spots left

SilverSmithing Workshop

  • Truly a unique experience taught by Don Norris with over 40 years of teaching Silversmithing experience. We will teach about metals, how they are mined, what alloys are, and what is pewter, Sterling Silver and gold. Although this is just an introductory class, we will discuss the tools, supplies and soldering techniques necessary to begin Silversmithing. You will design your own sterling silver pendant and choose a stone of many different colors. You may choose to use the new Cobalt Blue Ice stone that Mr. Norris formulated and copyrighted. Each is faceted, not molded as with some crystal stones. Students will design a pendant, then solder it together. You will set the stone and after polishing your pendant, you will be able to wear it home on a 20 inch Sterling Silver chain

    *This workshop is an additional fee of $65 per guest reguardless of package type.


    *All tools, supplies, stones, and silver for the class are provided


    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
  • 1:00 PM : 10 spots left

Visit the Nature Center

  • See live creatures native to the Sonoran Desert and chat with one of our Naturalists,

    Our desert plays host to various plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and the many precious gems and minerals of Southern Arizona. Come on in and visit us!!!!

    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 : 60 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 59 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:30 AM : 60 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 60 spots left
 
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