Tanque Verde Ranch, USA

The Tanque Verde Ranch is an old time cattle and guest ranch established in 1868 in Arizona. It is located in 60,000 acres of desert landscape nestled in the Rincon Mountains and adjacent to the Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest. The ultimate combination of the spirit of the Old West and modern comforts.

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At the ranch, a variety of lodging options are available that provide guests with incredible views of the desert and the mountains. The rooms have traditional adobe walls and Santa Fe style architecture, complimented by the beauty of the natural surroundings.

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No dude ranch would be complete without a vast array of activities on offer for guests. The obvious options are definitely represented, such as hiking, a selection of horse riding trails and classes, biking, swimming and fishing amongst others. However, there are also an extensive range of off site activities including downhill skiing , golfing, cave exploring, mountain climbing and more.

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There is a wide variety of activities specifically designed for kids as well. They Kids Day Camp is run for children aged 7 to 15, there is a Daily Kids Club for children aged 7 to 12, fishing and tennis classes for children and a nature centre, taking advantage of the diverse and unique animals in the vibrant landscapes.

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A trip to Tanque Verde Ranch would not be complete without a visit to the La Sonora Spa. The best way to relax, find peace of mind and wind down after a long busy day out in the desert. The products used in their spa are 98% organic, and uses all fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs. The spa’s indoor pool looks over the mountainous Arizona landscape.

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In 2012, the ranch resort was named “Best Dude Ranch in Arizona” by Arizona Republic. In 2007, the Travel Channel named the resort a “Top Ten Family Resort”, and was named a “Top Five Ranch” by Conde Nast Traveler in 2008. In 2013, Tanque Verde won the Silver for Outstanding Southwestern Cuisine by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

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