Biosphere 2 – Where Science Lives

  Traveling to Tanque Verde Ranch and want to experience what the book by Life calls the 50 Must-See Wonders of the World? Just an hour north of the ranch is the Biosphere 2, an earth system science research facility Learn more

Mesquite Smoked Pork Chop Recipe

Get your grilling on this summer with this savory, mesquite smoked pork chop. Use our secret recipe for a dry rub that will add just a little zing to your next grilled meal. You’ll spoil your friends and family and Learn more

Travel Channel Names TVR a Top 10 Family Vacation Spot – Again!

For the sixth year in a row, Tanque Verde Ranch is honored to receive the Top 10 Family Vacation spot from Travel Channel. The popular TV station based the accolade on specific vacation destinations that tailor to the entire family. These Learn more

The Fastest Bird in the West

“Beep beep,” is what we know cartoon coyotes think they sound like, but the Greater Roadrunner actually makes more of quiet descending coo and occasional clack. These incredible birds are common throughout the Sonoran Desert, as well as the American Southwest and Learn more

Cowgirl Concierge

If you’ve visited the ranch lately, you may have crossed paths with wrangers Kelly Hoffman, Melissa Meridew and Kelsey Anderson, but just this fall Tanque Verde Ranch launched a new program featuring the trio to help improve the guest experience. Learn more

Blueberry-Thyme Buttermilk Pie

‘Tis the season to enjoy leftovers! Use this recipe with all the remaining ingredients from your Holiday cooking! Our Blueberry-Thyme Buttermilk Pie is sure to please those leftover lovers. (For a printable version of these recipes for your recipe box, Learn more

The Diary of Golden Eye – Director of Fun

The long, summer days at Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert remained fresh in Golden Eye’s mind, even months after leaving Minnesota to head back to his home at Tanque Verde Ranch. His experience at camp provided not only new Learn more

The Jewel of North Tucson

Need something unique to do on your next visit to the ranch? Put a hike to Mecca of Seven Falls on your ranch bucketlist! This is a very easy and popular hike everyone should experience at least once. Even though Learn more

Diary of Golden Eye – A Goodbye to Remember – TVR

The first sign of daybreak appeared as the sun peaked through Golden Eye’s window. It was the last time Golden Eye would wake up at Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert this year. He felt a rush of sadness run Learn more

Ride on Air

Every October through April, hot air balloons will become a usual sight to see in the early morning Arizona sky, especially those from Fleur de Tucson. If you’re looking for a fall adventure, look to the skies! Fleur de Tucson Learn more

Fall for La Sonora Spa

Our La Sonora Spa is the ultimate spot to relax, find peace of mind and wind down from an adventurous day in the desert. This fall, guests can experience several new services that will help renew not only the mind, Learn more

Joe Valdez – A True Tanque Verde Cowboy

Joe Valdez was born and raised in what he recalls as “an arid and desolate place” within east Tucson, Arizona. Growing up with 16 brothers and sisters, he attributes horses playing a big role in not only his life, but Learn more