Tombstone Monument Ranch is surrounded by miles of rugged, open country, with views of the Dragoon Mountains. This was Apache territory in the heart of Cochise County, and it is rich in history. The ranch is 3 miles from downtown Tombstone which was a prosperous mining town in the 1880’s, and had a reputation for deadly shoot-outs, vendettas and plenty of lawless characters.
 
The ranch was purpose built to look like the 1880’s Main Street with dirt roads and boardwalks with 18 spacious guest rooms individually decorated in turn-of-the-century style, so you can experience the Old West without losing any creature comforts. Guest rooms are designed to represent the storefronts of Tombstone town and all the rooms are in easy walking distance of the lodge, pool, hot tub, parking, and corral.
 
There are trails suitable for all riding levels from advanced to beginners with a wide variety of terrain, petroglyphs and historic sites to visit. There is a network of dry creek beds and trails to take riders through the Ranch and beyond on unforgettable rides to landmark destinations and ghost towns whilst enjoying spectacular sunsets, panoramic views of the sun-drenched terrain and wide open country as far as the eye can see.

Please Note: The opinions expressed in these reviews are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Unicorn Trails Ltd. These reviews are "directly from the horses mouth" and unedited. Unicorn Trails may make additional comments for clarification clearly identified in red.

Review received from MR of Athol on 28/03/2022

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The itinerary will be planned around the riding experience and any other activities planned. Guests can sign up to any ride appropriate to their riding experience.

The dramatic landscape surrounding the ranch was, and in many ways still is, the real Wild West. Ride by ancient Indian Petroglyphs, abandoned Railroad grades and trestles, forgotten mines and old prospector’s monuments. The weekly riding program is varied and designed to fit all levels of riders. It consists of: Scenic walking rides, Fast Lope/Trot rides, Half Day Rides, All Day Rides, Beer and Cheetos Ride, Tequila Sunset Ride, Ride to Tombstone Town, Team Cattle Penning, Lessons (extra charge).

Please Note: The minimum age requirement for Slow Rides is 5 years old and 8 years old for fast rides and Team Penning.

Scenic Slow Rides:
Outlaw trail: Ride up Outlaw Road for a very scenic ride with a great view of Tombstone town, some up and down hill, easy trail. 
Petroglyph: Scenic ride, in and out of washes, on the railroad trestle, up hills, in and around granite boulders with spectacular views. Ride to ancient Indian Petroglyphs and an old, abandoned railway trestle, and past the Schiefflein Monument.

Platea: Scenic ride with a little higher altitude. See fabulous views of Huachuca Mountains, the Dragoon Mountains and the Whetstone Mountains.
Toughnut Trail: Ride in and out of narrow washes, with some added brushpopping.
Railway Creek: Ride on Schiefflein Monument Road (the old road that connected Tombstone to Fairbank), join up with the old abandoned railroad grade then drop into spectacular Walnut Gulch. The ride ends with a narrow wash back to the ranch.
Wash Board ride: Ride on Schiefflein Monument Road (the old road that connected Tombstone to Fairbank), in and out of narrow washes, and on the old, abandoned railroad grade down to Walnut Gulch.
Griffin Trail: Ride down outlaw roads to a brush trail. See spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges from a beautiful plateau (Dragoon Mountains, Whetstone Mountains).
Buckaroo Trail: Begin the ride on Outlaw Road, guiding the horses in and out of narrow washes, touching on plateau with scenic vistas and rock formations.
Fast Rides (90min inc test): The fast rides consist of walking, trotting and loping (canter) (the ranch does not offer gallop/run). Lopes can be anywhere from 100 yards to half a mile and everyone must pass a test before going on a fast ride.
Stagecoach: Start on Monument Road, drop into Walnut gulch, ride to highway 80, back along a steep sided wash, in and out of some brush until reaching the railroad grade.
Railroad Creek: Ride past Schiefflein Monument up to the old abandoned railroad grade then drop into Walnut Gulch. Ride home up the surrounding washes.
Cave and Road: Start on Outlaw Rd, turn onto Gunfighter alley to the “dead end” and drop into cave creek, discover an old cave and mine shaft.
Cave and Cross country: Start on Outlaw Rd, turn onto Gunfighter Alley to the “dead end”, return home like the old cowboys – brush poppin’.
New: Outlaw Rd to Gunfighter Alley, in and out of washes loop.

Specialty Rides:
Tequila Sunset – 1hr: Slow ride to the back of Scheifflin monument to enjoy some wine and cheese surrounded by amazing views of the old abandoned railroad trestle, petroglyph rocks, and Dragoon mountains
Beer and Cheetos – 1hr: Slow ride to the back of Scheifflin monument with amazing views of the old railroad trestle, petroglyph rocks, and Dragoon mountains and cold beer as a reward!
Tombstone Ride – 4 hours (ish) roundtrip plus a 45 min stop in town: Ride to town like the gunslingers of the past. Through old ranches and down washes, step off your horse in an old bull riding arena and head to Allen street for a beer at Big Nose Kate’s or to witness a gunfight. Head back to the ranch down Schiefflein Monument Road and the old railroad grade.
1/2 Day Rides - 4 hours: Ride from the ranch to the Dome mountain, then take the horses on an adventure around the mountain to see amazing views of the Huachuca Mountains, spot prospectors monuments and abandoned mines. Experience a cowboy lunch out in cowboy country.
Full Day Rides - 7 hoursRide from the Ranch to discover the ghost town of Fairbank. Situated next to the San Pedro River in the Riparian National Conservation Area, Fairbank was the closest rail stop to Tombstone and was settled in 1881.
The Full day ride - A journey down Walnut Gulch into the San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area and on to Fairbank. The way back leads riders to ride along the old railroad grade that once connected Tombstone and Fairbank, at a slightly higher elevation riders are rewarded view the spectacular panoramic views of the mountains that surround Southeastern Arizona.

Ride Schedule:

Monday
Slow ride
Fast ride
Slow ride
Tuesday
Slow ride
½ day ride (experienced riders)
Fast ride
Slow ride / team penning
Wednesday
Slow ride
Fast ride
Sunset ride
Thursday
Slow ride
Fast ride
Tombstone ride (experienced riders)
Team Penning
Friday
Slow ride
2 hr ride
Fast ride
Team Penning / slow ride
 
Saturday
Slow ride
All day ride (experienced riders)
Fast ride
Slow ride
 
Sunday
Slow ride
Fast ride
Tombstone Ride
 
 
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Please note: All itineraries are given for your guidance only and it may be altered on the ground and in accordance with the prevailing conditions by the organising team.

Horses & Riding

The 21 horses at the ranch are mostly Quarter horse and Quarter horse cross as well as some Appaloosa, Paints and Clydesdale. There is a wide variety of rides to choose from - from slow and fast rides, trail rides and team penning



The saddles and riding style is Western and riders are given tips if not familiar with this riding style or have never ridden before. Lessons in the arena are available on request for an extra charge payable locally.



There is a range of hard hats available as well as a smaller selection of boots. A safety briefing is given at the start of your first ride and a mounting block is available.


Rider requirements

Riders of all levels are catered for, depending upon their ability.
The minimum age for Slow Rides is 5 years and 8 years for fast rides and Team Penning, otherwise there are no age limits and there are plenty of facilities available for children.
There is no weight limit for riding within reason. The horses are all cared for and saddled/unsaddled by the wranglers.

Weight Limit

The weight limit for this ride is 279 lb/127 kg, please enquire if you are an experienced rider exceeding this weight.

There are 18 Rooms, all uniquely decorated in turn-of-the-century style. Guests might just wake up in the “Jail” or the “Post Office”. Experience the Old West without losing any of the comforts of today. Guest rooms are designed to represent the storefronts of Tombstone town of the 1800's. All rooms are in easy walking distance of the lodge, pool, hot tub, parking, and coral.

There are 4 room categories:

Standard

These rooms have views over Main Street. Each room has two queen size beds and a private bath. Plus bath amenities, satellite TV, ac/heat, coffee maker and free wifi.

Deluxe

These have views of the Dragoon Mountains and a private terrace overlooking the arena. Each room has its own unique old west décor with one king size or two queen size beds, private bathroom with amenities. Satellite TV, ac/heat, coffee maker, and free wifi.

Junior Suite

Complete with a queen bed and a separate room with a king bed, private bath plus amenities, Satellite TV in both rooms , ac/heat, coffee maker and free wifi.

Premium Suite

Designed with turn of the century décor the premium suites create the feel of stepping back in time without losing any of today’s luxury. Complete with a queen bed and separate bedroom with a king bed, private bath with tub/shower combo and bath amenities. The Premium suites also have a small kitchenette with fridge, coffee maker and sink, living space, satellite TVs in both rooms, ac/heat, and free wifi. The premium suites also have a private patio with a spectacular view of the Dragoon Mountain range where Chief Cochise of the Chiricahua Apaches had his stronghold.



Schieffelin’s Restaurant serves three delicious meals daily, all with a home-cooked, hearty western style. Selections are from favorite family recipes, based on what’s in season, to ensure each meal is made with the freshest ingredients. Be sure to share any special dietary needs or restrictions you may have and they will be accommodated. Instead of à la carte dining there is the Chef’s Choice each evening. Breakfast and lunch offer a variety of options to suit all tastes. The Special Chuck Wagon breakfast is likely be the best breakfast tasted by a campfire.



Check in is 2.00pm and check out is 11.00am


Vegetarian or other dietary requirements within reason can be accommodated with advance notice. Please contact Unicorn Trails with requests before booking.

Documents - Visa and Consulate Info

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation in place for your trip.

NB: Be sure to check the COVID status of the country you plan to visit including entry procedures

You will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need.

You should be aware that if you have travelled to or have been in Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen on or after 1 March 2011, you are normally not eligible for an ESTA visa waiver and will need to apply for a US visa.

Passport and Visa requirements can change from year to year depending on diplomatic relations. Please request information from the appropriate Consulate in your home country.

Unicorn Trails will assist with any questions you have or supply any necessary supporting documents as required by the consulate should you need a visa.

In the UK the British Foreign Office gives advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa

In Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/united-states

Climate Summary

The Tucson area of Arizona has a dry desert climate with a wealth of cactus type vegetation. There are very few days with any rain, the climate is warm and sunny in the day time, cold at night in winter, hot in the summer with warm nights. Tombstone is usually about 5C cooler than Tucson as it lies at an altitude of 4,500ft while Tucson is at 2,200ft.

Climate Chart

Health

COVID: Be sure to check the latest COVID regulations for travelling in any country you visit.

You should always bring any regular prescription drugs you may need with you.

BE AWARE: There are restrictions and prohibitions on the import of certain prescription drugs into the US. The USA Food and Drug Administration website contains further information and advice on bringing medicines into the USA.

Medical treatment is expensive and there are no special arrangements for British visitors. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

You should take suitable steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and ticks. There are occasional outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases.

Health authorities have classified the USA as having a risk of Zika virus transmission in Florida and a few parts of Texas

You can contact the emergency services by calling 911.

Please refer to your country’s latest health guideline for travel in the USA and contact your own GP for up to date advice on vaccinations and prophylaxis prior to travel.

Health (ride specific)

There are no specific health requirements, but do bring plenty of sun block!

Electricity

In the USA the supply voltage is 120V. If the appliance or its power supply are not dual voltage rated, the single voltage appliance will have to be used alongside a voltage transformer or converter to allow the appliance to work safely and properly (unless the appliance operates at 120V).

Mobile, WiFi and charging

There is electricity on the ranch to recharge your equipment and film and batteries are widely available for purchase including a small selection at the gift shop on site. If you want to bring a GoPro please be advised that you will have to have permission from all other guests and guides that they are willing to be filmed.

Packing List

Ranch attire is completely casual, if you wish to dress up for evenings in Tombstone, Western wear is appropriate

- Riding Helmet – we strongly recommend that you wear a properly fitted riding helmet of the current standard which is PAS015 or BSEN1384
- Gloves
- Jodhpurs - jodhpurs, breeches, jeans or other comfortable trousers (jeans may rub and can also be quite hot)
- Half Chaps - these are great when worn with ankle boots and help prevent the stirrup leathers rubbing against your legs
- Riding Boots - it is important to have correct shoes or boots for horse riding. Jodhpur or ankle boots with a rubber sole are recommended but sturdy shoes with a low heel are acceptable (such as walking boots)
- Shorts/ Skirts – Casual – depending on time of year and weather conditions
- T-shirts/Sleeveless tops/Comfortable shirts
- Long sleeve shirts – we highly recommend riding in long sleeve shirts to block the sun
- Outerwear – Jackets and layers are suggested
- Walking/Hiking boots
- Sandals/Flip flops – For the pool/hot tub area
- Bike Shorts / Tights / Underclothing – To minimize possible chafing from riding
- Hat / Stampede string
- Bathing suit – For the pool / hot tub
- Sunglasses
- Lip balm
- SPF 15 or higher Sunscreen
- After-sun moisturizer
- Personal Items - toiletries, any medicines you require and please be sure to take insect repellent
- Refillable Water Bottle - it's very important to drink a lot of water when it's hot, especially when doing physical activities
- Camera, spare Batteries/Chargers - an absolute must! It is also a good idea to take a camera case you can strap around your waist or onto a belt for whilst you are riding
- Plug in converter – If you are traveling from outside the USA

Check in is 2.00pm and check out is 11.00am

Programmes

This ride can be booked by the day and is open all year round, we recommend a minimum of 3 - 7 nights to see the area and enjoy the riding.

Departure Dates

Year round with any day arrival. Saturday arrivals have a 2 night minimum stay.
2024 Low Season: 9 Jun - 28 Sept
2024 Mid Season: 1 Jan -10 Feb 21 Apr - 8 Jun, 29 Sept - 14 Dec
2024 High Season: 11 Feb - 31 Mar 15 Dec - 1 Jan 25

2025 Low Season: 8 Jun - 27 Sept
2025 Mid Season: 2 Jan - 8 Mar, 13 Apr - 7 Jun, 28 Sept - 17 Dec
2025 High Season: 09 Mar - 12 Apr and 18 Dec - 1 Jan 26

2026 Low Season: tbc
2026 Mid Season: 2 Jan - 7 Mar,
2026 High Season: 8 Mar - 31 Mar

Pricing
Single supplement must be paid if booking alone.

Please see single rates in "detailed prices"

No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description £
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp Standard room per night239
2024 Mid Seasonper night1Single room per night269
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night269
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night269
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night319
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp per night295
2024 High Seasonper night1Single room per night319
2024 High Seasonper night1double - deluxe room per night319
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night319
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night 359
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp per night195
2024 Low Seasonper night1Single room per night225
2024 Low Seasonper night1double - deluxe room per night225
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night225
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night269
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 245
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night275
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night275
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night329
2025 Mid Seasonper night1Standard single 275
2025 Mid Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single295
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 299
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night329
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night329
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night365
2025 High Seasonper night1Standard single 325
2025 High Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single339
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 199
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night225
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night225
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night279
2025 Low Seasonper night1Standard single 229
2025 Low Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single255
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp Standard room per night285
2024 Mid Seasonper night1Single room per night319
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night319
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night319
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night385
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp per night349
2024 High Seasonper night1Single room per night379
2024 High Seasonper night1double - deluxe room per night385
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night385
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night 429
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp per night235
2024 Low Seasonper night1Single room per night269
2024 Low Seasonper night1double - deluxe room per night265
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night265
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night325
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 289
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night325
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night325
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night389
2025 Mid Seasonper night1Standard single 325
2025 Mid Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single349
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 355
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night389
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night389
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night435
2025 High Seasonper night1Standard single 389
2025 High Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single405
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 235
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night269
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night269
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night335
2025 Low Seasonper night1Standard single 275
2025 Low Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single305
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description US $
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp Standard room per night315
2024 Mid Seasonper night1Single room per night349
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night349
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night349
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night419
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp per night379
2024 High Seasonper night1Single room per night415
2024 High Seasonper night1double - deluxe room per night419
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night419
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night 469
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp per night265
2024 Low Seasonper night1Single room per night305
2024 Low Seasonper night1double - deluxe room per night299
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night299
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night369
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 329
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night369
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night369
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night445
2025 Mid Seasonper night1Standard single 369
2025 Mid Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single395
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 405
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night445
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night445
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night495
2025 High Seasonper night1Standard single 439
2025 High Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single459
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 269
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night305
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night305
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night379
2025 Low Seasonper night1Standard single 315
2025 Low Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single345
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description SEK
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp Standard room per night3,275
2024 Mid Seasonper night1Single room per night3,659
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night3,659
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night3,659
2024 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night4,395
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp per night3,995
2024 High Seasonper night1Single room per night4,365
2024 High Seasonper night1double - deluxe room per night4,395
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night4,395
2024 High Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night 4,909
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp per night2,729
2024 Low Seasonper night1Single room per night3,175
2024 Low Seasonper night1double - deluxe room per night3,109
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night3,109
2024 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night3,799
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 3,425
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night3,819
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night3,819
2025 Mid Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night4,589
2025 Mid Seasonper night1Standard single 3,835
2025 Mid Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single4,095
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 4,179
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night4,589
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night4,589
2025 High Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night5,135
2025 High Seasonper night1Standard single 4,575
2025 High Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single4,755
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp standard room per night 2,779
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - deluxe room per night3,159
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Junior Suite per night3,159
2025 Low Seasonper night1double pp - Premium Suite per night3,949
2025 Low Seasonper night1Standard single 3,239
2025 Low Seasonper night1Deluxe & Junior single3,585
Recommended Reading

E. Annie Proulx’s three books of Wyoming short stories (“Close Range”, “Bad Dirt”, “Fine just the way it is”)

Mary O’Hara’s “Flicka” triology.

The Virginian” by Owen Wister (a classic one) and

Zane Grey’s Western novels.

C.J. Box (i.e. “Open Season”) and

Craig Johnson (i.e. “The Cold Dish”).

Cowboy poet Baxter Black 

“Where Rivers change Direction”, a memoir by Mark Spragg about life on an early dude ranch.

Where the Rivers Run North” by Sam Morton, a historical novel.

“The Meadow” by James Galwin.

Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans by by T. Fehrenbach 

Discovering Natural Horsemanship: A Beginner's Odyssey by Tom Moates.

.Monty Roberts books, particularly ‘The Horse Whisperer’

Notes From A Big Country by Bill Bryson and

Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck.

For the equestrian traveller who would like to see what is possible on horseback visit www.thelongridersguild.com 

Also a fantastic place to acquire your equestrian travel books is www.horsetravelbooks.com


Other Activities

Dragoon Mountain Tour:

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. (Minimum 3 people)

Chiricahua National Monument Tour
One of the most spectacular places in Arizona, this area is thought to be formed because of a volcanic eruption some 27million 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. (Minimum 3 people)

San Pedro River Walk
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. (Minimum 3 people)

Trip to the town of Bisbee
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 town 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. Minimum 3 people

Kartchner Caverns State Park
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! (Minimum 3 people)

ATV Tour
Adrenaline fuelled and full of fun three hour guided tours on ATVs to explore the local wilderness. Minimum 3 people

Sonoita Wine Tasting
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. (Minimum 3 people)

OK Corral Gunfight
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. Minimum 3 people

Downtown Tombstone Historical Tour
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. Minimum 3 people

Wildlife

There are 116 species of bird that thrive in the desert surroundings of the ranch. There are other various animals, flora and fauna, including many cacti!

Other Country Information

The USA has 4 main times zones - Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST) and Pacific Standard Time (PST). Vermont is on EST, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah are all on MST, California is on PST. Weights and measures are imperial although weight is always expressed in pounds, not stone. The US gallon is 3.8 litres in contrast to an imperial gallon which is 4.2 litres. Mobile telephone: 4G and 5G is widely available throughout the US in cities, towns, villages and along main highways with AT&T having the best overall coverage and T-mobile offering better speeds in cities. There is NO cell reception at the ranch, but there is WiFi in our saloon and office. There are still a few rural areas which have the older CDMA telephone networks. To be able to call from these areas we recommend buying a cheap Verizon phone from eg Walmart (from $13) and topping up with credit. Almost all hotels and airports offer free wifi connection.


Travel Summary

Meeting-point (getting there):
Tucson, Arizona (TUS)
Transfer:
Airport Transfers from Tucson International Airport are an additional charge. Transfers can be booked for for a maximum of 4 people. Please enquire for current pricing. Approx. 1.15hr drive
Flight Guide:
London - Tucson return from £725pp Please see "getting there" for flight information
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