This wonderful guest ranch is located in the northwest corner of Arizona, just 2.5 hours drive from Las Vegas and 3.5 hours drive from Grand Canyon village, within the Mohave desert. Your hosts JP and Tricia McCormick, together with their sons Tristan and Cayden, will do everything they can to make sure all who stay at the ranch have the most memorable western experience possible. Blending perfectly the old and new, the ranch owners aim to introduce their guests to the real west in a fun and enjoyable environment! The overnight stay at this ranch includes all meals which are always home-cooked, daily horseback riding as well as a host of other ranch based activities.
The horseback riding programme can be tailored to include slow and scenic rides, more challenging mountain rides and advanced trotting and loping rides in the sandy wash of the desert. There are also opportunities to take part in longer lunch rides (seasonally), “cactus” rides and a host of other speciality rides. All guests will need to undergo a first assessment ride (in walk only) on the afternoon of their arrival to see how they manage with the ranch horses and to get an idea of their comfort level in the saddle. Following this, you will be able to plan and organise your preferred riding stay together with the ranch wranglers.
The ranch offers an “old west experience” with a modern, yet intimate setting which is just perfect for a family-oriented holiday. With wonderful, safe horses, children aged 7 years and older will be allowed to ride on the trails, with their parents, own horse and under their own guidance. Each ride is led by a knowledgeable and friendly wrangler, who will help to make your experience fun and enjoyable.
The ranch itself is set up like a small-scale old western town. When leaving your room you will feel like you have stepped back in time as you walk about the property. Bordering over 360,000 acres of pristine untouched Federal land that is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, riding enables guests to go on the trails to explore the miles of unspoiled scenery, with not a single fence in sight. There are also numerous activities to try out when not riding, so there really is something for everyone here.
At this ranch there is also a disabled riding programme - everyone has the opportunity to ride a horse. The ranch provides a special mounting/dismounting ramp, sidewalks and a gentle well-trained horse to make sure the horseback ride is safe and enjoyable. Once you are comfortable in the saddle you can leave the arena and hit the trails with your family and friends for a truly memorable riding experience.