HIKING

Guided hikes add another dimension to your Arizona dude ranch experience at Elkhorn Ranch.

Try a relaxed hour or so long stroll on easy flat trails, or climb high into the rugged Baboquivari’s with a lunch for an all day rugged adventure. There are options to fit everyone’s fitness level and interests.

Our hiking guide is CPR / First Aid certified and always carries first aid supplies, extra water and a radio.

Recently a 70 year old guest, who’s been coming to Elkhorn for over 25 years to ride and rendezvous with friends, found herself wary of riding due to a back injury. She doesn’t consider herself a hiker, but gave it a try and to her delight said, “I feel like I’ve been riding!” She even lured her husband off a horse to hike with her!

Recently a 70 year old guest, who’s been coming to Elkhorn for over 25 years to ride and rendezvous with friends, found herself wary of riding due to a back injury. She doesn’t consider herself a hiker, but gave it a try and to her delight said, “I feel like I’ve been riding!” She even lured her husband off a horse to hike with her!

Horseback guides lead from the front of the riding group, but Elkhorn’s hiking guide pays the most attention to those at the tail end of the group who might need some extra help on the trail. Don’t be shy about adding a guided hike to your dude ranch vacation experience! There are even walking sticks and backpacks to borrow in the ranch lending closet!

you’re welcome to hike on your own but you’ll see and learn more with our hiking guide.