Trail Rides

Walk Rides

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


Taking long easy strides, you and your horse will lope around the Ranch, taking in a whole new view of the desert landscape. Catch a glimpse of blue herons, swooping Harris' hawks, and maybe even a bobcat hiding behind brush and branches. One of our more popular and exciting rides, it allows visitors to truly channel the cowboys, and cowgirls, of the Old West.

Watch Loping Video 

Sunset Rides

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. Each ride accommodates up to eight people and is an hour and a half in length.

Watch Sunset Video

Breakfast Rides

A refreshing start to your day, the Breakfast Rides at Tanque Verde leave you satisfied and provide you with an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. Every Thursday and Sunday morning, ride the trails up into the desert foothills where the Old Homestead awaits with breakfast fit for a hungry cowboy. Enjoy the leisurely ride while the morning sun greets you with its warm embrace. Take a moment to close your eyes and breathe in the fresh desert air as you gently sway back and forth to the rhythm of your horse’s steps.  Once you reach your destination, fill up on blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and more, all cooked fresh right before your eyes.