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Have you ever dreamt about riding across the plains or through the desert driving cattle, hootin’ and hollerin’ from the back of a horse?

With Arizona Dude Ranches, guests will get to experience what the real west used to be and how “ real cowboys” used to live. Some are still working cattle ranches: Flying E Ranch in Wickenburg and White Stallion Ranch in Tucson let their guests watch – and sometimes partake in – traditional cowboy activities like team cattle penning and seasonal cattle drives.

Others have added modern amenities, including a spa at Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson and a golf course at Wickenburg’s Rancho de los Caballeros.

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch in Yucca, south of Kingman, provides 360,000 acres of federal land suitable for horseback riding. Barrier-free Western experiences are open for accessible to people with physical disabilities and in the evenings, guests can enjoy cowboy singers and storytellers.

While horses are the main attraction at Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia and Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch  (where John Wayne and Zane Grey once stayed) in Sasabe, birds also vie for guests’ attention at these equestrian havens.

Contact: Express Conseil, Arizona Representative in France, Timothé Raimbault, Email: t.raimbault@ecltd.com