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Monday July 22nd 2019

Desert Nature Stroll

  • Join our Naturalist on a walk through the Sonoran desert. Discover the biodiversity of this amazing living environment and learn about the plants and wildlife that call this habitat home.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1.5hrs Al la Carte.

    Meet at the nature center


    * Bring a water bottle
    * Good tread shoes
    *Sunscreen
    *12 years 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. 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

Dive in Movie

  • No sign up required.
    Monday nights at the outside pool. If the weather is bad and space is available, it will be moved to an indoor area.
    No charge for this activity.
  • 8:00 PM : 21 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.

    * 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

Fused Dichroic Glass Workshop

  • Make a memory for yourself and for someone close to you. Each participant will create two beautiful dichroic glass stones that will be used to make two Sterling Silver pendants. There will be many colors to choose from to create multiple colored stones. We will cut three different kinds of glass, black for the bottom layer, dichroic for the middle layer, and clear for the top layer. Then, we will stack them together and place them in a kiln, a very special kiln, to fuse them together. After fusing and cooling, you will use Don's copyrighted Sterling Silver "Rock Wraps" to make your stones into pendants. Children, welcome from age 8-14 with an adult participant.

    Mondays 130pm-330pm
    $65.00 per participant per class
    Limited to 10 participants
  • 1:30 PM : 10 spots left

Guided Fishing

  • Join us down on our privately owned Lake Corchran for some guided fishing. Lake Corchran is home to various fish, including Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Grass Carp. Our experienced fishing guides will help you cast, catch, and release all the fish you catch, all while enjoying the calm, peaceful feeling around our lake.
    $20.00 for intervals of 1-3 hours for summe June-Sept. or 1-4 hours Oct-May.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1-3hrs or 1-4hrs Al la Carte.

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


  • 8:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 9:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 10 spots left

Harmony with Horses

  • Harmony with horses will provide guests with the opportunity to learn about horse from "the ground up."
    Instructors will describe equine psychology and how to communicate with horses in a round pen setting. The instructors will show guests how to lead, groom, and saddle the horse. learning about how to communicate with a horse on the ground will prepare you for riding. This is the basis of all horsemanship and helps humans and horse develop a realtionship that can be expanded once in the saddle.
    Included in All Inclusive package.
    $30 Al la Carte, RM Meals, & B&B

    Please note that Harmony with horses in NOT a riding activity. It is to focus on learning about the horse and to prepare you for riding.
  • 9:00 AM : 8 spots left

Introduction to Fishing

  • Learn how to release fish, use barbless hooks, how to cast, make rig ties and more.
    Meet at Lake Corchran.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $5 Al la Carte

    Wear sunscreen and approiate weather attire.
    $5.00 A la cart if not included in the package you reserved.
  • 7:00 AM : 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 basics 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!
    Included in "all inclusive" program.
    $90 Al la Carte as of Dec. 15, 2018.


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

  • 7:00 AM : 43 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 at least one Horsemanship Lesson prior to attempting this evaluation.

    During this evaluation, 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.

    In order to be successful in the lope check one should be able to properly maneuver the western horse with one hand, cue the trot and lope, sit in the saddle without excessive bouncing and keep heels down all without touching the saddle in order to compensate for balance.

    *Participation in a Horsemanship Lesson is required prior to signing up for this activity.
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds.
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses during your ride
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings, please ask one of our Wrangling staff for further assistance.
    * 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.
  • 7:00 AM : 16 spots left

Lope 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr//$90 1.5hrs//$105 2hrs Al la Carte

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

Moderate Hike in Saguaro National Park

  • Join our two-hour, 4-mile hike on a series of trails in Saguaro National Park. Hike will include some elevation gain and great views on tails that can be rough and rocky. Follow a knowledgeable guide to scenic destinations in the nearby hills and canyons. Bring your camera for great views.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $25 2hrs//$35 3hrs Al la Carte.

    Hiking Sticks and Backpacks are provided on request.


    * Closed toed shoes are required.
    * Bring a waterbottle.
    *2 hour hikes are for 10yrs & 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. . 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

Mountain Adventure Horse Ride

  • Offered year-round, expand your horizons with a half-day Mountain Adventure Ride 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 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 and wranglers to breifly dismount so that they and the can 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $150 4hrs Al la Carte


    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 250 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 mountain 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $30 1.5hrs Al la Carte.





    * 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. 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.
    Meet in the Nature Center.
    No charge for 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.
  • 3:00 PM : 25 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 pewter, Sterling Silver and gold are. 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. 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 regardless 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN
  • 4:00 PM : 10 spots left

Sunset 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.
    Sunset Rides are not included in any package. This activity will reflect as a charge on your final bill.

    * $85 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 6:00 PM : 2 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!!!!
    No charge for 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.
  • 9:00 AM : 30 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 30 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride at Tanque Verde Ranch is 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $60 1hr//$75 1.5 hrs Al la Carte


    * 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 : 58 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 56 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 54 spots left
Tuesday July 23rd 2019

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 while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of our Doghouse Saloon.
    No charge for 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.
  • 8:00 PM : 40 spots left

Fitness and Fun Hike

  • Join our two-hour, 4-mile hike among the giant Saguaros and other fascinating cacti in Saguaro National Park. Follow a knowledgeable guide on mostly flat trails that may be rough and rocky. Wildlife sightings are possible! Bring your camera for great views.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $25 2hrs Al la Carte

    Hiking Sticks and Backpacks are provided on request.


    * Closed toed shoes are required.
    * Bring a waterbottle.
    *2 hour hikes are for 10yrs & 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. 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.

    * 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

Harmony with Horses

  • Harmony with horses will provide guests with the opportunity to learn about horse from "the ground up."
    Instructors will describe equine psychology and how to communicate with horses in a round pen setting. The instructors will show guests how to lead, groom, and saddle the horse. learning about how to communicate with a horse on the ground will prepare you for riding. This is the basis of all horsemanship and helps humans and horse develop a realtionship that can be expanded once in the saddle.
    Included in All Inclusive package.
    $30 Al la Carte, RM Meals, & B&B

    Please note that Harmony with horses in NOT a riding activity. It is to focus on learning about the horse and to prepare you for riding.
  • 9:00 AM : 8 spots left

Hummingbird Pewter Sculpture Casting

  • Make a lifetime memory of your stay at Tanque Verde Ranch. Learn to do something that is exciting and educational, and something that most people never get to see or do--cast pewter hummingbirds! In this breath-taking workshop, you will cast your very own pewter hummingbird and flower. We will teach you about the pewter-- what it is, its 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 wings, 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 $60.00 per guest, regardless of what package is reserved with us.


  • 2:00 PM : 10 spots left

Introduction to Meditation

  • Take a 30 minute break to connect to Inner Peace. Relax and renew with simple guided meditation and breathwork. this class is appropriate for anyone looking for a simple and stress-free practice with the emphasis on mindfulness.
    Included with All inclusive package.
    $10 Al la Carte, RM Meals, & B&B

    Wear comfortable work out clothes.
  • 10:30 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 basics 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!
    Included in "all inclusive" program.
    $90 Al la Carte as of Dec. 15, 2018.


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

  • 7:00 AM : 43 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 at least one Horsemanship Lesson prior to attempting this evaluation.

    During this evaluation, 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.

    In order to be successful in the lope check one should be able to properly maneuver the western horse with one hand, cue the trot and lope, sit in the saddle without excessive bouncing and keep heels down all without touching the saddle in order to compensate for balance.

    *Participation in a Horsemanship Lesson is required prior to signing up for this activity.
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds.
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses during your ride
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings, please ask one of our Wrangling staff for further assistance.
    * 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.
  • 7:00 AM : 16 spots left

Lope 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr//$90 1.5hrs//$105 2hrs Al la Carte

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

Morning Cactus Walk

  • Learn about the plants of the Sonoran Desert. A good way to start your day while taking in the breath taking vistas and landscapes.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1.5hrs Al la Carte


    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. 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

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 mountain 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $30 1.5hrs Al la Carte.





    * 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. 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

Snakes Alive

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

    Meet In the Nature Center.
    No charge for 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 : 25 spots left

Sunrise Horseback Ride

  • Tanque Verde Ranch Sunrise Ride
    Take in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert sunrise on horseback. Climb the mountainous trails as you take in the extraordinary view filled with towering cacti all while beating the Arizona heat

    * $75 additional per guest (This is an extra charge, even on all inclusive packages).
    * 12 years and older can participate
    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.


  • 5:25 AM : 10 spots left

Sunset Mountain Bike


  • Included in Wellness package only.
    $40pp Al la Carte





    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.
  • 6:00 PM : 10 spots left

Team Penning

  • Team Penning is a friendly competition between teams of guests on horseback. Teams of 3-6 riders are matched against a herd of cattle with the team's goal being to maneuver the cattle into three different pens. Scoring is based on a point system as well as time. Team penning is done at a walk and trot.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.


    * 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 : 8 spots left

Vendor Nights in Buena Vista Room

  • Before, during and after dinner walk through and meet some of our local artists.
    This is a market place where you can shop for yourself or for that someone special waiting for you to come home. Take a taste of the Sonoran Desert back with you.

    No charge for this activity.

    Sunday Night includes: Pewter, Sterling Silver Jewelry, purses, water colors paintings, and hand made shawls.

    Tuesday Night includes: Jewelry, Sterling silver necklaces, hand made leather wallets, belts, bracelets, gems, rugs, and sandstone painted wall hangings.

    Thursday Night includes: AZ gems & minerals

    Free and open to the public. Ranch guests may charge items to their rooms.
    No sign up is required.
  • 5:30 PM : 300 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!!!!
    No charge for 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.
  • 9:30 AM : 30 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 30 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride at Tanque Verde Ranch is 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $60 1hr//$75 1.5 hrs Al la Carte


    * 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 : 58 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 58 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 56 spots left
Wednesday July 24th 2019

Birding for Beginners

  • 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. 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

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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.

    * 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 Fishing

  • Join us down on our privately owned Lake Corchran for some guided fishing. Lake Corchran is home to various fish, including Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Grass Carp. Our experienced fishing guides will help you cast, catch, and release all the fish you catch, all while enjoying the calm, peaceful feeling around our lake.
    $20.00 for intervals of 1-3 hours for summe June-Sept. or 1-4 hours Oct-May.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1-3hrs or 1-4hrs Al la Carte.

    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.
    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
  • 8:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 9:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 9 spots left

Harmony with Horses

  • Harmony with horses will provide guests with the opportunity to learn about horse from "the ground up."
    Instructors will describe equine psychology and how to communicate with horses in a round pen setting. The instructors will show guests how to lead, groom, and saddle the horse. learning about how to communicate with a horse on the ground will prepare you for riding. This is the basis of all horsemanship and helps humans and horse develop a realtionship that can be expanded once in the saddle.
    Included in All Inclusive package.
    $30 Al la Carte, RM Meals, & B&B

    Please note that Harmony with horses in NOT a riding activity. It is to focus on learning about the horse and to prepare you for riding.
  • 9:00 AM : 8 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 basics 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!
    Included in "all inclusive" program.
    $90 Al la Carte as of Dec. 15, 2018.


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

  • 7:00 AM : 43 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 at least one Horsemanship Lesson prior to attempting this evaluation.

    During this evaluation, 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.

    In order to be successful in the lope check one should be able to properly maneuver the western horse with one hand, cue the trot and lope, sit in the saddle without excessive bouncing and keep heels down all without touching the saddle in order to compensate for balance.

    *Participation in a Horsemanship Lesson is required prior to signing up for this activity.
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds.
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses during your ride
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings, please ask one of our Wrangling staff for further assistance.
    * 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.
  • 7:00 AM : 14 spots left

Lope 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr//$90 1.5hrs//$105 2hrs Al la Carte

    * 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.
  • 7:30 AM : 14 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 16 spots left

Moderate Hike in Saguaro National Park

  • Join our two-hour, 4-mile hike on a series of trails in Saguaro National Park. Hike will include some elevation gain and great views on tails that can be rough and rocky. Follow a knowledgeable guide to scenic destinations in the nearby hills and canyons. Bring your camera for great views.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $25 2hrs//$35 3hrs Al la Carte.

    Hiking Sticks and Backpacks are provided on request.


    * Closed toed shoes are required.
    * Bring a waterbottle.
    *2 hour hikes are for 10yrs & 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. . 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 Horse Ride

  • Offered year-round, expand your horizons with a half-day Mountain Adventure Ride 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 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 and wranglers to breifly dismount so that they and the can 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $150 4hrs Al la Carte


    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 250 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 mountain 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $30 1.5hrs Al la Carte.





    * 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. 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.
    Sunset Rides are not included in any package. This activity will reflect as a charge on your final bill.

    * $85 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 6:00 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!!!!
    No charge for 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.
  • 9:30 AM : 30 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 30 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride at Tanque Verde Ranch is 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $60 1hr//$75 1.5 hrs Al la Carte


    * 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 : 58 spots left
  • 10:30 AM : 60 spots left
  • 1:00 PM : 60 spots left

Watercolor Workshop

  • Join our watercolor workshop featuring Cal Cook. Here you will be able to choose a watercolor template, or freehand sketch your desired picture under the careful supervision of Cal. Learn how to apply the various watercolor techniques and watch your portrait come to life.
    Not included in any package.
    $10

    * All ages welcomed with proper adult supervision
    * A $10 dollar fee for joining this workshop

    As a friendly reminder, any activities that are signed up through TVRFUN will be billed according to the type of package you booked with us. 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.
    Meet in the Nature Center.
    No charge for this activity.
  • 2:00 PM : 25 spots left
Thursday July 25th 2019

Arizona Precious Gems & Minerals

  • Come walk through Arizona's precious gems and minerals with Mark Candee.
    Mark loves to share his knowledge with all that come through.

    This is a flow in the Buena Vista room Thursdays from 4:30pm-8:30pm. All are welcome.
    No charge for this activity.
    Open to the public
  • 8:00 PM : 300 spots left

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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 Al la Carte.


    * 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.
  • 6:45 AM : 16 spots left

Breakfast Ride: Mountain Biking

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

    All equipment is provided, including helmets, gloves, and a water bottle. This activity is considered an all-level ride where childeren are welcome.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $45 Al la Carte.



    * 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. 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: 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 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 Al la Carte.
    Prickly Pear Pancake days are August 18 & 25th


    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 6:50 AM : 10 spots left
  • 6:55 AM : 10 spots left
  • 7:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 7:05 AM : 8 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.

    * 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 : 9 spots left

Guided Yoga

  • Transform your body and mind while you calm your thoughts and disconnect from your busy life. Clases are outside in good weather. On other days this is moved to an indoor location, where you will have a peaceful experience that will help you physically, mentally, and spirituallly.
    Included in 'all inclusive" package.
    $15 Al la Carte.


    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.
  • 10:45 AM : 15 spots left

Introduction to Meditation

  • Take a 30 minute break to connect to Inner Peace. Relax and renew with simple guided meditation and breathwork. this class is appropriate for anyone looking for a simple and stress-free practice with the emphasis on mindfulness.
    Included with All inclusive package.
    $10 Al la Carte, RM Meals, & B&B

    Wear comfortable work out clothes.
  • 10:00 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 basics 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!
    Included in "all inclusive" program.
    $90 Al la Carte as of Dec. 15, 2018.


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

  • 7:00 AM : 43 spots left

Legends and Lore Walk to Breakfast

  • Join a guided walk to our outdoor breakfast with Indian legends, western tall tales, and Tanque Verde Ranch history along the way.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    RM & Meals Package $15.00
    $40 Al la Carte.

    Bring water and wear closed shoes. Meet at 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.
  • 7:00 AM : 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 at least one Horsemanship Lesson prior to attempting this evaluation.

    During this evaluation, 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.

    In order to be successful in the lope check one should be able to properly maneuver the western horse with one hand, cue the trot and lope, sit in the saddle without excessive bouncing and keep heels down all without touching the saddle in order to compensate for balance.

    *Participation in a Horsemanship Lesson is required prior to signing up for this activity.
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds.
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses during your ride
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings, please ask one of our Wrangling staff for further assistance.
    * 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.
  • 9:30 AM : 16 spots left

Lope 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr//$90 1.5hrs//$105 2hrs Al la Carte

    * 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.
  • 10:00 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 mountain 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $30 1.5hrs Al la Carte.





    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:00 AM : 9 spots left

Pine Needle Casting Workshop

  • Come and cast your own pure silver pendant! You will be provided with 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.
  • 5:00 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 pewter, Sterling Silver and gold are. 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. 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 regardless 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN
  • 1:30 PM : 10 spots left

The Mammals of Tanque Verde

  • From the common to the rare, learn about the mammals, othan than horses, you may see here at the Ranch.


    Meet in the Nature Center.
    No charge for this activity.
  • 2:00 PM : 25 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!!!!
    No charge for 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.
  • 9:30 AM : 30 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 30 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride at Tanque Verde Ranch is 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $60 1hr//$75 1.5 hrs Al la Carte


    * 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 : 53 spots left
Friday July 26th 2019

Desert Photography Hike

  • 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 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, 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
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1.5hrs Al la Carte.


    * 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. 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

Dive in Movie

  • No sign up required.
    Monday nights at the outside pool. If the weather is bad and space is available, it will be moved to an indoor area.
    No charge for this activity.
  • 8:00 PM : 25 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.

    * 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 Fishing

  • Join us down on our privately owned Lake Corchran for some guided fishing. Lake Corchran is home to various fish, including Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Grass Carp. Our experienced fishing guides will help you cast, catch, and release all the fish you catch, all while enjoying the calm, peaceful feeling around our lake.
    $20.00 for intervals of 1-3 hours for summe June-Sept. or 1-4 hours Oct-May.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1-3hrs or 1-4hrs Al la Carte.

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


  • 4:15 PM : 10 spots left
  • 5:15 PM : 10 spots left
  • 6:15 PM : 10 spots left

Harmony with Horses

  • Harmony with horses will provide guests with the opportunity to learn about horse from "the ground up."
    Instructors will describe equine psychology and how to communicate with horses in a round pen setting. The instructors will show guests how to lead, groom, and saddle the horse. learning about how to communicate with a horse on the ground will prepare you for riding. This is the basis of all horsemanship and helps humans and horse develop a realtionship that can be expanded once in the saddle.
    Included in All Inclusive package.
    $30 Al la Carte, RM Meals, & B&B

    Please note that Harmony with horses in NOT a riding activity. It is to focus on learning about the horse and to prepare you for riding.
  • 9:00 AM : 8 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 basics 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!
    Included in "all inclusive" program.
    $90 Al la Carte as of Dec. 15, 2018.


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

  • 7:00 AM : 43 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 at least one Horsemanship Lesson prior to attempting this evaluation.

    During this evaluation, 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.

    In order to be successful in the lope check one should be able to properly maneuver the western horse with one hand, cue the trot and lope, sit in the saddle without excessive bouncing and keep heels down all without touching the saddle in order to compensate for balance.

    *Participation in a Horsemanship Lesson is required prior to signing up for this activity.
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds.
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses during your ride
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings, please ask one of our Wrangling staff for further assistance.
    * 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.
  • 7:00 AM : 16 spots left

Lope 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr//$90 1.5hrs//$105 2hrs Al la Carte

    * 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.
  • 7:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 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 mountain 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $30 1.5hrs Al la Carte.





    * 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. 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

Sunrise Horseback Ride

  • Tanque Verde Ranch Sunrise Ride
    Take in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert sunrise on horseback. Climb the mountainous trails as you take in the extraordinary view filled with towering cacti all while beating the Arizona heat

    * $75 additional per guest (This is an extra charge, even on all inclusive packages).
    * 12 years and older can participate
    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.


  • 5:30 AM : 10 spots left

Tales of Tanque Verde

  • Join Arlo for a historical presentation on the history of both Tanque Verde Ranch and Tucson. Guests can gain a deeper understanding of the rich and living history that continues to surround the Southwest!
    Meet in the Buena Vista Room.
    No charge for 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.
  • 7:30 PM : 30 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.


    * 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 : 16 spots left

The Food and Pharmacy of the Desert

  • Join one of our naturalists to learn about some of the edible and medicinal plants found in the Sonoran Desert. Also, explore the cultural and historical connections of some of these plants.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1.5hrs Al la Carte.


    *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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 9:30 AM : 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!!!!
    No charge for 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.
  • 11:15 AM : 30 spots left
  • 12:30 PM : 30 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride at Tanque Verde Ranch is 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $60 1hr//$75 1.5 hrs Al la Carte


    * 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 : 60 spots left
Saturday July 27th 2019

Cactus Forest Hike in Saguaro Ntl. Park

  • Join our two-hour, 4-mile hike among the giant Saguaros and other fascinating cacti in Saguaro National Park. Follow a knowledgeable guide on mostly flat trails that may be rough and rocky. Wildlife sightings are possible! Bring your camera for great views.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $25 2hrs Al la Carte.

    Hiking Sticks and Backpacks are provided on request.

    * Closed toed shoes are required.
    * Bring a waterbottle
    *2 hour hikes are for 10yrs & 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. 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

Desert Nature Stroll

  • Join our Naturalist on a walk through the Sonoran desert. Discover the biodiversity of this amazing living environment and learn about the plants and wildlife that call this habitat home.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1.5hrs Al la Carte.

    Meet at the nature center


    * Bring a water bottle
    * Good tread shoes
    *Sunscreen
    *12 years 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. 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.

    * 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 fish, including Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Grass Carp. Our experienced fishing guides will help you cast, catch, and release all the fish you catch, all while enjoying the calm, peaceful feeling around our lake.
    $20.00 for intervals of 1-3 hours for summe June-Sept. or 1-4 hours Oct-May.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $20 1-3hrs or 1-4hrs Al la Carte.

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


  • 8:00 AM : 10 spots left
  • 9:00 AM : 8 spots left
  • 10:00 AM : 10 spots left

Guided Yoga

  • Transform your body and mind while you calm your thoughts and disconnect from your busy life. Clases are outside in good weather. On other days this is moved to an indoor location, where you will have a peaceful experience that will help you physically, mentally, and spirituallly.
    Included in 'all inclusive" package.
    $15 Al la Carte.


    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.
  • 2:00 PM : 14 spots left

Harmony with Horses

  • Harmony with horses will provide guests with the opportunity to learn about horse from "the ground up."
    Instructors will describe equine psychology and how to communicate with horses in a round pen setting. The instructors will show guests how to lead, groom, and saddle the horse. learning about how to communicate with a horse on the ground will prepare you for riding. This is the basis of all horsemanship and helps humans and horse develop a realtionship that can be expanded once in the saddle.
    Included in All Inclusive package.
    $30 Al la Carte, RM Meals, & B&B

    Please note that Harmony with horses in NOT a riding activity. It is to focus on learning about the horse and to prepare you for riding.
  • 9:00 AM : 8 spots left

Introduction to Fishing

  • Learn how to release fish, use barbless hooks, how to cast, make rig ties and more.
    Meet at Lake Corchran.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $5 Al la Carte

    Wear sunscreen and approiate weather attire.
    $5.00 A la cart if not included in the package you reserved.
  • 7:00 AM : 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 basics 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!
    Included in "all inclusive" program.
    $90 Al la Carte as of Dec. 15, 2018.


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

  • 7:00 AM : 43 spots left

Life of the Rattlesnake

  • Enjoy an outstanding presentation about this feared and misunderstood reptile. Learn about the life of rattlesnakes, their importance to the environment, their behavior, their predators and much more.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $10 Al la Carte.

    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 : 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 at least one Horsemanship Lesson prior to attempting this evaluation.

    During this evaluation, 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.

    In order to be successful in the lope check one should be able to properly maneuver the western horse with one hand, cue the trot and lope, sit in the saddle without excessive bouncing and keep heels down all without touching the saddle in order to compensate for balance.

    *Participation in a Horsemanship Lesson is required prior to signing up for this activity.
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds.
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses during your ride
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings, please ask one of our Wrangling staff for further assistance.
    * 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.
  • 7:00 AM : 12 spots left

Lope 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr//$90 1.5hrs//$105 2hrs Al la Carte

    * 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.
  • 7:30 AM : 16 spots left
  • 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 mountain 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $30 1.5hrs Al la Carte.





    * 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. 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.
    Sunset Rides are not included in any package. This activity will reflect as a charge on your final bill.

    * $85 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 6:00 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!!!!
    No charge for 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.
  • 9:00 AM : 30 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 30 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride at Tanque Verde Ranch is 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $60 1hr//$75 1.5 hrs Al la Carte


    * 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 : 60 spots left
Sunday July 28th 2019

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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 Al la Carte.


    * 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.
  • 6:45 AM : 12 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, including helmets, gloves, and a water bottle. This activity is considered an all-level ride where childeren are welcome.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $45 Al la Carte.



    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 7:00 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 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 Al la Carte.
    Prickly Pear Pancake days are August 18 & 25th


    * 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. We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 6:50 AM : 10 spots left
  • 6:55 AM : 10 spots left
  • 7:00 AM : 7 spots left
  • 7:05 AM : 10 spots left

Drawing Class-Learn How To Draw

  • Learn to draw quickly by using similar techniques explained in the book "Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain", written by Betty Edwards. These techniques will be explained thoroughly, and then you will be taught to draw using the right side of your brain. Within 30 minutes, you will be shocked at how well you are drawing. We will concentrate on different cacti and plants around the ranch. You will make drawings suitable for the Watercolor Workshop on Wednesdays , or for painting at home. Each particpant will receive a drawing kit, including a drawing pad, pencil and felt pen so that you can make many drawings and sketches during your stay at Tanque Verde Ranch, creating memories that will last a life time!

    Ages 12 & up
    Cost-$50.00 per participant
    Limit of 15 per class
  • 2:00 PM : 15 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!
    No charge for this activity.


    * 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. . We reserve the right to bill you for any and all activities that you have signed up for through TVRFUN.
  • 10:30 AM : 25 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr Al la Carte.

    * 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

  • Outstanding presentation about this feared and misunderstood reptile. Learn about the life of rattlesnakes, their importance to the environment, their behavior, their predators, and much more.
    No charge for 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.
  • 3:00 PM : 25 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 basics 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!
    Included in "all inclusive" program.
    $90 Al la Carte as of Dec. 15, 2018.


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

  • 7:00 AM : 43 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 at least one Horsemanship Lesson prior to attempting this evaluation.

    During this evaluation, 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.

    In order to be successful in the lope check one should be able to properly maneuver the western horse with one hand, cue the trot and lope, sit in the saddle without excessive bouncing and keep heels down all without touching the saddle in order to compensate for balance.

    *Participation in a Horsemanship Lesson is required prior to signing up for this activity.
    * Weight limit of 250 pounds.
    * Helmets are available for your safety
    * Please turn off cell phones before mounting your horse
    * Please do not feed the horses during your ride
    * Hats, including ball caps, must have stampede strings, please ask one of our Wrangling staff for further assistance.
    * 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.
  • 9:30 AM : 16 spots left

Lope 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $75 1hr//$90 1.5hrs//$105 2hrs Al la Carte

    * 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.
  • 10:00 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 mountain 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $30 1.5hrs Al la Carte.





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

Nature Walk to Breakfast

  • Join our Naturalist for a walk on desert trails up to the old homestead for an outdoor western breakfast. Learn some interesting and fun desert facts along the way, while enjoying the breathtaking views that surround the Ranch.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $40. Al la Carte.
    On a RM/ Meal Package $15


    * 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

Rattlesnake Presentation

  • Join us in learning about this feared and misunderstood reptile. In this presentation, live rattlesnakes are handled by our experienced herpetologist, Bryan Starrett. Discover the history, the lives, and the varieties of rattlsnakes that inhabit the Sonoran Desert and how important they are to the environment.

    Meet In the Nature Center.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $10 Al la Carte.


    *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 : 25 spots left

Vendor Nights in Buena Vista Room

  • Before, during and after dinner walk through and meet some of our local artists.
    This is a market place where you can shop for yourself or for that someone special waiting for you to come home. Take a taste of the Sonoran Desert back with you.

    No charge for this activity.

    Sunday Night includes: Pewter, Sterling Silver Jewelry, purses, water colors paintings, and hand made shawls.

    Tuesday Night includes: Jewelry, Sterling silver necklaces, hand made leather wallets, belts, bracelets, gems, rugs, and sandstone painted wall hangings.

    Thursday Night includes: AZ gems & minerals

    Free and open to the public. Ranch guests may charge items to their rooms.
    No sign up is required.
  • 5:30 PM : 300 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!!!!
    No charge for 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.
  • 9:30 AM : 30 spots left
  • 1:30 PM : 30 spots left

Walk Ride

  • The Walk Ride at Tanque Verde Ranch is 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.
    Included in "all inclusive" package.
    $60 1hr//$75 1.5 hrs Al la Carte


    * 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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