Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
You must be able to walk and trot
Highlights
  • A total immersion in the Wild West life
  • Tombstone visit, a typical Wild West town

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Near Tombstone, stay and horseback ride on an authentic Wild West ranch. Superb horseback riding until sunset, through superb landscapes with the coyote howls. Here, your Wild West dreams come true ! The program includes unlimited rides, open-air movie nights, live country music around the fire, western shows in the saloon with international artists, stagecoach rides, pool parties. .. Horseback riding is accompanied by cowgirls and cowboys, who will explain nature and local history to you. Accommodation is offered in comfortable rooms decorated with a “Wild West” theme. An authentic western saloon, for your evening entertainment. Tours are also offered to the Dragoon Mountains or Tombstone, saloons, stores, Old Tucson movie studios, the Tucson Desert Museum, and the mining town of Old Bisbee.

Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSE RANCH STAY USA - ARIZONA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

We invite you to experience a ranch and Tombstone life ! Explore miles of nature on horseback, listen to live music around the fire, or take a stroll to the Ed Schieffelin monument, the founder of Tombstone. You can also visit Tombstone, enjoy the pool and hot tub at the ranch, or hang out at the saloon and play pool or poker. Flexible program, with a Wild West theme of course !

Day 1:
Make your own way to the ranch or use the ranch's transfer service from Tucson. Then, check into your room and go for a stroll before enjoying your first dinner. There is no riding on your arrival and departure day.

Day 2:
9:00 Slow Ride
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*or Archery
3:00 Slow Ride or Obstacle course
7:00 5 Card Draw with Arizona Bill

Day 3:
8:00 Cowboy Breakfast at the Chuck wagon
9:00 Slow Ride or ½ Day Trail Ride (for experienced riders)
10:30 Shooting*
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*
3:00 Slow Ride or Team Penning (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
7:00 Texas Holdem with Wyatt Earp

Day 4:
9:00 Slow Ride
10:00 BB Gun Shooting* or Dragoon Mountain Tour*
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*or Archery
3:00 Slow or Tequila Ride (slow ride min age 21)
7:00 Live music in the Saloon

Day 5:
8:00 Cowboy Breakfast at the Chuck Wagon
9:00 Slow Ride
10:30 Shooting*
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride) or Team Penning (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*or Slow ride to Tombstone (for experienced riders)
3:00 Slow Ride
7:00 Faro (old west card game)

Day 6:
9:00 Slow Ride
9:00 Trail to the 1800s (2hr local history ride)
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*
3:00 Slow Ride or Team Penning (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
7:00 Live music in the Saloon

Day 7:
9:00 Slow Ride
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*or Slow Ride to Tombstone (for experienced riders) or Archery
3:00 Slow Ride

Day 8: End of your stay and departure after breakfast.

Riding activities:
Whether you are an advanced rider or a beginner, our trails are suitable for all riding levels with a wide variety of terrain, petroglyphs, and historic sites to visit. Join us on unforgettable rides to landmark destinations and ghost towns while enjoying the magnificent country. Ride as little or as much as you like.
We can also provide riding lessons for an extra fee.
Slow rides:
For all levels of rider (walking only). Exploring the Tombstone hills, the rides are scenic and cover a variety of terrains including sandy desert washes, abandoned railroad grade, old jeep trails and hills once mined for silver. Take in spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges, Tombstone town and of the land where Apaches, cowboys and prospectors once rode.
Fast Rides (mandatory to join at least 1 slow ride before joining a fast ride):
For a more challenging riding adventure. Walking, trotting and cantering through the high desert terrain and a chance to really ride your horse.
Half Day ride:
This ride takes guests on an adventure in the Tombstone Hills. With breathtaking views of the Huachuca Mountains and many prospectors monuments and abandoned mines to spot this ride covers beautiful country.
Team Penning:
Try your hand at moving cattle in the arena !
Obstacle Course:
You and your horse work together to perform different activities, crossing a bridge, going over logs, opening and closing a gate, and even getting the mail.

Specialty rides:
Trail to the 1800s:
Our Wranglers take you back in time to visit local history. Petroglyphs, hand dug wells, mine shafts, rock cabin ruins, abandoned railroad trestles and the hidden valley are just some of the places to ride by.Trail to the 1800s: Our Wranglers take you back in time to visit local history. Petroglyphs, hand dug wells, mine shafts, rock cabin ruins, abandoned railroad trestles and the hidden valley are just some of the places to ride by.
Ride to Tombstone:
Ride to town just like Wyatt Earp and the gunslingers of the past. Through old ranches and along washes, step off your horse in an old Bull Riding arena and head to Allen street for an opportunity to look around the town, take in the sights, do a little Western shopping or have a beer at Big Nose Kate’s. Mount up and ride back to the ranch down Schieffelin Monument road.
Beer and Cheetos ride:
Wash away the dust with a cold refreshing beer, taste some empty calorie snack foods and share stories with good company, in the Arizona desert.
Tequila Taster:
Raise a red solo shot cup to your favorite western hero all while sitting on your horse on the desert trail.
Winter Gathering:
Ride through dry riverbeds, rocky desert hills, slot canyons and mesquite groves to find and gather our herd of Criollo cattle and drive them to the ranch, then back out to pasture. Trail riding if there is spare time.

Non-Riding Ranch Activities:
Tir avec instructeur – en supplément
Pour tous ceux qui ont toujours voulu tirer avec les armes à feu des cowboys.
Tir à l'arc avec instructeur:
Vous pouvez vous initier ou vous perfectionner au tir à l'arc, comme un Apache !

Les activités non équestres à proximité ranch:
With so much to do and see in Cochise County, we have put together a variety of educational trips and adventures. Each adventure has an additional charge per person. These offerings are subject to availability and minimum number of participants. Some activities might require an extra cost — Please contact us for details and questions.
Dragoon Mountain Tour  (Minimum 3 people) - extra charge:
The Dragoon mountains are where Apache Chief Cochise maintained one of his strongholds. It is said that the Apache’s disappeared into the granite mountains and not even the bravest soldier would follow them into the stronghold. Our tour will take you to council rock to walk where the Apache’s once walked and view the stronghold that was their home for many years.
Chiricahua National Monument Tour (Minimum 3 people):
One of the most spectacular places in Arizona, this area is thought to be formed because of a volcanic eruption some 27 million years ago. Hot ash fell and covered the area, now after many years of erosion spectacular “Hoodoos” (column like formations) are left. The national monument also preserves the Faraway Ranch that was once owned by Swedish immigrants Neil and Emma Erickson.
San Pedro River Walk (Minimum 3 people):
Walking tour along the river in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Designated a Riparian area by Congress in 1988, the San Pedro area is home to 84 species of mammals, 14 species of fish, 41 species of amphibians and reptiles and 100 species of breeding birds. It is also a valuable home to 250 species of migrating and wintering birds as well as containing archaeological sites that show the remains of human habitat from 13,000 years ago.
Trip to the town of Bisbee (Minimum 3 people):
With its colorful history the historic copper mining town of Bisbee is fun and informative to visit. Founded in 1880 Bisbee is known as one of the richest mineral sites in the world. And by the early 1900s it was a very rich, cultural and sophisticated but still with elements of the old west (found down in brewery gulch). Nowadays Bisbee is full of fascinating shops and restaurants coupled with interesting historical tours.
Kartchner Caverns State Park (Minimum 3 people):
Kartchner Caverns is one of the most spectacular living caves in America. Discovered in 1974 it is home to many limestone and mineral formations. Kartchner Caverns became a state park in 1988 and their guided educational tours are not to be missed !
ATV Tour (Minimum 3 people):
Adrenaline fuelled and full of fun three hour guided tours on ATVs to explore the local wilderness.
Sonoita Wine Tasting (Minimum 3 people):
With one of the major vineyard areas being in the high desert in the nearby Sonoita/Elgin area. With the altitude ranging between 3800ft and 6000ft the Sonoita/ Elgin high desert area has warm days and cool nights perfect for the grape growing season. Arizona wines are growing in popularity and the Sonoita vineyards produce some of the best.
OK Corral Gunfight (Minimum 3 people):
Watch the re-enactment of the most famous gunfight in Tombstone. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Morgan and Virgil Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys on October 26 1881 in a brutal gun battle at the OK Corral.
Downtown Tombstone Historical Tour (Minimum 3 people):
Cowboys, Apaches, Prospectors, Miners and Red Light Ladies are only part of the colorful history of Tombstone AZ. It was one of the last boomtowns in the old west. The town was very prosperous 1877 to 1890 and was considered the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than seven years. Find out more on a guided historical tour through the town.


 

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
Directly at the ranch in the afternoon if you rent a car.
At Billings Airport: chargeable transfer.
The ranch is about 50 miles from the airport.

DEPARTURE:
The last day after breakfast. Chargeable transfer to Billings Airport.

TRANSFERS:
Transfer from/to Billings (between 1:00pm and 3:00pm - drop off by 10:30am): 150 $ per person each way to be paid locally.

FLIGHTS:
Flights are not included in our prices because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, an inclusive flight package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a trip including transport on request: free service.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: 
All riding levels. The variety of the program is designed to meet the expectations of each equestrian level.

CONDITIONS:
Maximum weight 105 kg.

RYTHM:
According to your request. Slow or fast walks, short walks or long hikes. You can ride 5-7 hours a day.

GROUPS:
From 2 to 8 riders per group.

MANAGEMENT:
English speaking local guide.

HORSES: 
Quarter Horse, pinto et appaloosa.

TACK:
Western.

Comfort

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The ranch has 17 bedrooms. Each room is decorated with a Wild West theme. Cozy beds, modern bathrooms, original decorations and thoughtful details to make you feel comfortable. Toiletries, satellite TV, air conditioning/heating, coffee maker, free Wi-Fi. Enjoy the pool and hot tub, or visit the saloon and play a game of pool or poker.

The stay and the price offered are in a standard room. You can (price on request) request a “luxury”, “or “suite” room:

- "Standard" bedroom:

Each bedroom has two queen size beds and a private bathroom.


- "Deluxe" bedroom:

Stunning views of the Dragoon Mountains or watch the riders in the arena from the private deck. Each bedroom has its own antique decor with a king size bed or two queen size beds, a private bathroom.


- "Junior" suite:

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise sweeping across the city in one of the junior suites. A queen bed and a separate bedroom with a king bed, private bathroom.


- "Premium" suite:

Designed with turn-of-the-century decor, the premium suites create the feeling of stepping back in time without losing any of the luxury of today. A queen size bed and a separate bedroom with a king size bed, a private bathroom with tub/shower and toiletries. A small kitchenette with fridge and living space. A private patio with a spectacular view of the Dragoon Mountain Range where Chief Cochise had his stronghold.

 

MEALS:
The package includes 3 meals, soft drinks and snacks per day.
Breakfast:
The full breakfast gives you plenty of energy to start a day full of adventures. Start the day with a traditional strong coffee, bread, eggs and bacon. You can choose from a wide variety of pancakes, hash browns, made-to-order omelets, burritos, fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh granola and much more.
Lunch:
You may find a boost of energy for the rest of the day. Enjoy a delicious salad, soup of the day, tasty sandwiches and much more. During long hikes, you take your meals.
Dinner:
The chef offers you the best selection of gourmet dishes while you relax after a long day at the ranch. Enjoy a delicious salad then try for example the Ahi tuna, the rack of lamb, the veal chop, or the pan-fried duck. Excellent desserts prepared by the chef.
Back at the ranch you can purchase: beer, soft drinks or cocktails, and salty snacks at the pool.

      

Rates
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2024 PRICE / PER PERSON *:
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Low season:1870 € in a 2 person bedroom
Mid season: 2170 € in a 2 person bedroom
High season: 2670 € in a 2 person bedroom
Single bedroom supplement: 250 €
Mandatory tip: ±10% to be paid on site.
Application fee: 15 €
* Prices may be revised downwards or upwards depending on variations in the $/€ exchange rate.
TRANSFERS PRICES:
Round trip to Tucson airport by 4 people car: 360 $ to be paid on site.
Round trip to Tucson airport if you are alone: 350 $ to be paid on site.

 

PRICES INCLUDE: 

Rental of the equipped horse, supervision, daily equestrian activities, full board accommodation, taxes, financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator guarantee.

 

PRIVES DON'T INCLUDE:

Personal insurance, drinks, mandatory 10-15% gratuities, activities not included in the program, transfers from/to Tucson airport, anything not indicated in "the price includes".

 

INSURANCE:
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) is compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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FLIGHTS:
Flights are not included because it is more interesting to book your ticket yourself, an inclusive transport package sometimes costs more with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates (free service) or to offer you a transport trip included on request.

Dates
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THE DATES INDICATED ARE FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO SUNDAY MORNING: BUT THE ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DAYS ARE FLEXIBLE !
NO RIDING POSSIBLE ON SUNDAYS

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Useful information

CLIMATE:
 

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average High Temperature (°F)344051596976888676624636
Average Low Temperature (°F)131724324048535142332314
Average High Temperature (°C)15101521263130241682
Average Low Temperature (°C)-11-8-4059121161-5-10
Average Precipitation (days of rain)223576334332

Source: NOAA

SEASONS:
During the summer the weather is generally clear, but seldom hot so be sure bring along some warm clothes. Summer is short but very enjoyable. It usually lasts from early June to mid September. Because of the altitude, really hot weather is rare. Evenings are cool enough that you may need a jacket. Summer snowfalls are rare, but during every summer there may be several days when nighttime temperatures approach the freezing point (32 degrees F / 0 degrees C). Thunderstorms are usually brief, and they are seldom violent. A typical summer thunderstorm lasts no more than about 15 minutes, just long enough to soak the ground.