Tanque Verde Ranch is located among the Rincon Mountains between Saguaro National Park and the Coronado National Forest just east of Tucson, Arizona. An Arizona dude ranch since 1868, the family guest ranch is comprised of more than sixty thousand acres of Southwest landscape. Cabin and lodge accommodations, various amenities, and a diverse menu of daily rides and activities provide guests with a unique dude ranch vacation. Proud of their history as a working horse ranch, Tanque Verde Ranch is the largest dude ranch resort in North America.
After landing in Tucson, I moseyed on out of the airport terminal to see a driver holding a sign with my name on it. Here I was flying out to the Wild West, trying to harken back to those gritty old Western movies of my youth, and the dude ranch I was traveling to was sending me a chauffeur. Okay, I thought, I'll let this sensible bit of luxury slide because I was in no mood to rent a car. Why would I want to? The ranch I was heading to would be a welcome diversion from the hustle and bustle of … more