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Welcome to Rio Rancho Verde

This beautiful 62 acre ranch is located on the Tonto National Forest, 25 minutes from Scottsdale! Enjoy breathtaking views, pristine scenery, awe-inspiring Arizona sunsets and Southwestern desert skies filled with stars!! Ride right out from the back gate into hundreds of miles of Sonoran desert trails, (no need to trailer), explore the Verde River (6 miles away through desert washes), hike in the Granite Mountain Preserve (1/2 mile from our gate) or mountain bike into the foothills – there’s something for everyone at Rio Rancho Verde!

We offer top notch riding, in an exclusive setting unlike any other you will find in Arizona. Bring your own horses, or just rent one right down the road at the local stables. Trails range from easy lopes through the desert washes to challenging mountain trails in the scenic wilderness. You can stay a month and never ride the same trail twice! Discover century old window rocks, double crested saguaros, Anasazi ruins, and experience local wildlife sightings, including javelina, coyotes and baby bobcats.

Our private campground includes sites for 5 trailers, complete with full hook-ups, plenty of space for turnarounds, close to the barn and your horses. The covered barn includes indoor/outdoor stalls (12' x 40' or 12’ x 20’), large turnout area, wash rack, lights, hitching posts and tack room, everything you need to make your horses feel safe and secure. Hay is available if you don’t want to haul
it in!  We also offer an 800 square foot fully furnished bunkhouse/casita, featuring a combination of Southwestern/Western upscale décor, complete with a private patio offering incredible views of the Sonoran desert. Amenities include a wood burning fireplace, separate bathroom, kitchen with stove, microwave, frig, washer/dryer, big screen TV, BBQ and king size bed. Enjoy a glass of wine on the outside veranda as the sun sets and dine al fresco surrounded by native desert plants overlooking the organic garden.  Additionally, we offer a private 2 bedroom suite with bathroom, desk area, your own pool, outdoor kitchen with BBQ, fireplace and living space.

The owners are on site 24/7 and always available to help with suggestions on trails, local attractions and desert information.

Come share the adventure and experience an authentic Arizona vacation at Rio Rancho Verde!