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Welcome to Rio Rancho Verde

This beautiful 62 acre Eco/Equestrian 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), visit the Verde River and watch for the wild horses that roam the waters and surrounding area (6 miles away through desert washes) or explore the scenic and spectacular Granite Mountain Preserve (1/2 mile from our gate).  Bring your mountain bike and ride into the foothills surrounding the ranch – there’s something for everyone at Rio Rancho Verde! 

Part of our purpose is to promote sustainability through reducing, reusing, repurposing and recycling and we hope you will join us in sharing this spectacular space that we are privileged to call home.

We offer top notch boarding facilities, in an exclusive setting unlike any other you will find in Arizona.  Board your own horses in our luxury open air barn or outdoor stalls, or just rent a trusty steed right down the road at the local stables.  We offer a combination of covered barns which include indoor/outdoor stalls (12' x 40' or 12’ x 20’), as well as outdoor portable pens (not covered), a large turnout area, wash rack, lights, hitching posts and tack room (sorry, no arena).  The owners are on site 24/7 and always available to help with suggestions on trails, local attractions and desert information and are committed to making sure that you have everything  you need to make your horses feel safe and secure. Hay is available if you don’t want to haul it in! 

Trails range from easy lopes through the desert washes to challenging mountain trails in the scenic wilderness. Discover century old window rocks, double crested saguaros and Anasazi ruins.  You can stay a month and never ride the same trail twice!  Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, including javelina, coyotes and baby bobcats.

Included in your boarding are a variety of different options ranging from our basic package with one stall to our standard package which includes one stall for your horse, along with hookups for your trailer in our private campground, located close to the barn and your horses.  Each site offers beautiful desert views, in a spacious areacomplete with full hook-ups and   plenty of room for turnarounds.  Our new premier boarding package includes a stall for one horse along with our brand new 36’ luxury trailer, complete with three slide outs, a fireplace, full kitchen, pantry, queen bed, large bathroom with showers, lots of closet space, big screen TV, Barcaloungers, patio area and picnic table.   Our luxury boarding package includes a stall for one horse, along with a fully furnished “cowboy chic” Western casita/bunkhouse featuring a wood burning stove, full kitchen, separate bathroom with large shower, big screen TV, king size bed, dining area for 6 people, washer/dryer and a private courtyard perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or a cool cocktail.    For pictures and more information on these boarding package, please see our accommodations tab.

Additionally we offer a complimentary (non-sanctioned) Trail Versatility Course for competition training, or for practicing your trail riding skills.  It’s a fun way to interact and exercise your horse, whether you’re a competitor or just enjoy working with your mount exploring various trail obstacles that you may encounter out in the desert.  We’re a member of NATRC (North America Trail Ride Conference) and many   of our guests enjoy the opportunity to put their skills to test!  Either way, it’s a lot of fun!

For additional lodging options, please click on the link below to book our private two bedroom suite with a pool:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5339710

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