Just north of the border, fifty-one miles southwest of Tucson, in its own mesquite covered valley where mountains and open desert meet, lies the Elkhorn ranch. Here, since 1945, the Miller family has developed a ranch with exceptional riding and comfortable living for thirty-two guests. Riding is the main interest. There are gentle or loping rides through the desert and more vigorous trips along the many mountain trails. All day rides with sandwiches or a mule-packed box lunch give the chance to explore further into the country. The ranch’s 10,000 acres offer an unlimited area of canyons and mountain passes. Rides are kept small so that each guest may have the length and pace of ride most enjoyed each day. The seventy head of horses vary in type to suit any rider and the right horse remains with each person throughout the visit.
Enjoy wildlife and wintering birds, lazy hours in the sun, tennis, swimming, and shuffleboard. Accommodations are comfortable, many with fireplaces, all with electric heat and private bath. The food is plentiful and good, whether in the dining room, on the patio or along the trail.
Open: Mid-November through April.