Elkhorn Ranch lies southwest of Tucson, Arizona in the foothills of the Baboquivari Mountains. Riding country stretches from the Sonoran Desert grasslands past majestic saguaro cacti high into the pine forests known as “sky islands”. Mule and white-tail deer, bobcat, mountain lion, javelina, coati and ring-tail cat inhabit the area plus many local and migratory birds. The biological richness of the area, interpreted beautifully at Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, thrives here at Elkhorn Ranch.
Caring for the land is a critical part of ranching life. Economic success and livestock health depend on a carefully managed grazing program. The Millers work with the US Natural Resource Conservation Service to scientifically monitor range vegetation density and diversity and do stewardship projects. These practices also support wildlife and plant biodiversity that thrives here.